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Maryland Senators Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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SALISBURY, Md. – Every year, the Maryland Higher Education Commission makes scholarship money available through their Senatorial Scholarship Program.

The scholarships range in amount, starting at $400. Current high school seniors can apply, as well as full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need and be enrolling at a Maryland school.

Financial need is unfortunately a part of life for many on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Senator Jim Mathias, who serves Maryland's 38th District (Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties), says "We live in a very challenging part of our state here, a very seasonal part with agriculture and tourism, and small business…a number of first generation college students here, as well as working moms and dads who are continuing and going back to retrain, retool."

Senator Mathias says that would-be applicants need to take care of one thing first: filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1st. That application can be found at www.fafsa.com.  After that, the applicant should contact the Senator's office in Bishopville at (410) 352-3096.

 

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