Regents Scholarship

Regents Scholarship applications for Maryland community college students planning to transfer to a University System of Maryland (USM) institution for the 2021-2022 academic year are available now! To determine if your school is a University System of Maryland institution, please visit their website.

There are two types of scholarships available: full scholarships and partial scholarships.

  • Full scholarships cover the entire estimated costs of in-state tuition and mandatory fees, as well as living expenses (comparable to on-campus room and board) and a book stipend for students attending on a full-time basis.
  • Partial scholarships range from $4,000-5,000 per year for educational expenses.

Any student nominated for a Regents Scholarship will automatically be included in the review for the partial scholarships.  By maintaining the appropriate academic standing, the students may receive this generous support for a total of four semesters (or eight semesters for the part-time student).

Criteria for each of the Regents Scholarship opportunities is shown below:

 
Regents Scholarships & Grants Number
of awards
Criteria
Gross/Weinberg/Schaefer 1 Earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average
Complete the Associate’s degree
Pursue any major leading to the bachelor’s degree at any USM institution
Kelly 2 Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
Complete a minimum of 56 credits
Demonstrate financial need by submitting FAFSA
Pursue any major leading to the bachelor’s degree at any USM institution
Board of Regents Grants of $5000 1 Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
Associate’s degree preferred or a minimum of 56 credits completed
Pursue any major leading to the bachelor’s degree at any USM institution
NOTE: No application is necessary – recipients are selected from the nominees.
Kelly Grants of $4000 2 Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
Complete a minimum of 56 credits
Demonstrate financial need by submitting FAFSA
Pursue any major leading to the bachelor’s degree at any USM institution
NOTE: No application is necessary – recipients are selected from the nominees.
Weinberg for Part-Time Student 1 Earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average
Complete the Associate’s degree
Pursue any major for the bachelor’s degree at any USM institution on a part-time basis
Tuition, mandatory fees, small stipend for books & expenses provided
TOTAL 7 3 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AND 4 PART-TIME STUDENT/PARTIAL GRANTS

Applications for each of the scholarship opportunities are downloadable in PDF format below. Please be sure you complete the correct application and submit it with the required documents as outlined on the application form.  For questions regarding transfer, eligibility requirements for the scholarship, and assistance with the scholarship application, please email [email protected] or call (301) 846-2471.

 

Please submit completed applications via email to [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

There is quite a bit of paperwork involved with this scholarship application, so get started now!  Make sure you read carefully through all of the eligibility requirements and required application materials before submitting your application. 

 

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship 

Award: $2,500 Deadline: June 30th

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering- related fields. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:

*Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA

* Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.

* Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.

* This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.

Apply here: https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship-application-design-your-future 
 

The Peg & Orley Bourland Educational Assistance Fund

This scholarship is to provide financially need-based funds for post-secondary education in trade, vocational or technical fields to help defray the costs associated with tuition, fees, testing, tutoring, trade tools and supplies, etc. 
Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a resident of Walkersville feeder school areas
  • Must describe their financial need, career goals, and specify how the funds will be used
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational program 
  • Preference is given to applicants who are pursuing vocational, technical and skilled trade fields
The award(s) can be any amount needed, but will not exceed $1,000 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Applications are due a minimum of 30 days prior to when the funds need to be paid and students may find more information and download the application by visiting http://www.gladevalley.org/.
 

Tristate Retreat

The DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has established a scholarship fund that will award three $1,000 scholarships to students who attend an eligible institution within each geographic area.
Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:
  1. Attend an eligible DE-DC-MD institution during the July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 academic year. An eligible institution is defined as an institution with at least one member with an active membership with the DE-DC-MD ASFAA during 2020-2021.
  2. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA and the institution
  3. Possess the following GPA and standing
    • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or the equivalent
    • At least a second year standing (as defined by your institution) prior to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year
  4. Enroll as a full time student as defined by your institution
  5. Submit the completed application and all required documents (essay and letter of recommendation) to your Financial Aid Office. Completed application packets can be submitted to Shelby Metzgar via email at [email protected].

The application and additional information can be found here: https://dedcmdasfaa.org/Scholarships
 
Financial Services Center  

Financial Aid

Phone: 301.846.2620
Fax: 301.624.2886
Email Financial Aid

Assists students with the FAFSA and informs students of available aid and how to apply for it

Financial Aid (3rd Floor)
Jefferson Hall (J302)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 

Please contact us via email or phone and if needed, a virtual Zoom appointment can be scheduled depending on student needs.


Student Accounts

Email: Student Accounts
Jefferson Hall, 1st floor
J112
Phone: 301.846.2456
Fax: 301.846.2648
 

Current office hours:

Monday:
8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Thursday hours:
Open until 6:00pm
(January, July, August)

Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.