This program is for residents of Maryland who are current or former foster students. To qualify, applicants must meet one of the following conditions: 1) were in foster care on their 18th birthday and aged out at that time; 2) were adopted from foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER their 16th birthday; 3) will have their foster care case closed between the ages of 18 and 21; or 4) were placed in kinship guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday. Applicants must be US citizens or qualified non-citizens; be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time; and have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, or vocational school. Applicants' personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) must be worth less than $10,000. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.
How easy is it to apply?
This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.