Dear Scholarship Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in Delegate Andrea Harrison’s academic scholarship which is distributed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and funded by the State of Maryland. In order to apply, you must be a resident of Maryland’s 24th Legislative District and a high school senior, an undergraduate, graduate, or a private career (trade) school student. To confirm you are a resident, please visit http://www.mdelect.net and enter your address to find out if you reside in District 24.
To be considered for a scholarship, please fill out the online application and submit the following: 1) a letter of interest to Delegate Harrison, 2) an essay on topic listed, 3) two letters of recommendation, 4) a copy of your most recent transcript or report card, and 5) a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from your completed FAFSA (please DO NOT send the entire document – only the SAR). The letter of interest should not exceed two double-spaced pages and your essay should be a minimum of 500 words. If you have been awarded a scholarship in previous years, you still need to submit an application and write a new letter of interest. Additionally, there is a bonus question this year at the end of the application.
Please submit your completed application no later than Thursday, April 30, 2024. Applications will only be accepted online.
The Delegate Scholarship may be used for community college, undergraduate or graduate studies, and private career (trade) schools. Both full- and part-time students are eligible to apply. Full-time undergraduate students must maintain 12 credits or more per semester, while part-time undergraduate students must maintain 6-11 credits. Full-time graduate students must maintain 9 or more credits per semester, while part-time graduate students must maintain 6-8 credits per semester.
You may only use this scholarship at an out-of-state school if your major is not available at a Maryland school or if you are a Maryland resident serving in the military and stationed out of state. The Office of Financial Aid must identify your major as “unique.” To establish unique major status, contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission (www.mhec.state.md.us) for the requirements.
The Delegate Scholarship is for a single academic year. You must reapply for the scholarship each academic year. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any additional questions. Best of luck!
Andrea C. Harrison
24th Legislative District
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 204
Annapolis, MD 21401