Veteran Scholarships

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University of Maryland Veterans Scholarships

 

The 2021-2022 Veterans Scholarship Application period is now closed. 

 

Apply for a University of Maryland, College Park Veterans Scholarship for the 2021-22 Academic School year. Last year we awarded over 50 scholarships totaling over $225,000 in value. If you applied for the Tillman Scholarship this year you will automatically be considered for all University of Maryland Veteran Scholarships - this does not include non-veteran specific scholarships or veterans scholarships administered by the State of Maryland or other entities.

 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

Who is eligible to apply for the University of Maryland scholarships?

Veterans, Active Duty service members, National Guard, reservists or family members who:

  • Wish to start, finish, or further their education at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Have served in active duty or reserve capacity for any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Guard, or are dependents of someone who has served.
  • Are registered full- or part-time at UMD and are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees.

 

What criteria will be considered for awarding a Veterans Scholarship?

  • Educational and career ambitions
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Record of military service (or service as a spouse/family member); motivation for serving
  • Compelling, thoughtful and thorough essay question responses
  • Unmet financial need

 

Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are qualified. Application and all supporting materials must be received by June 4, 2021. 

 

NOTE: For maximum consideration, please ensure that you complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/).

 

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program

 

The Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The award is for Maryland resident undergraduate and graduate students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Children, stepchildren and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of members of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service-connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service;
  • A veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service, and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits;
  • A POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict, who was a resident of the State of Maryland during their designation as a POW/MIA, and their children or stepchildren;
  • Children, stepchildren and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania;
  • Children, stepchildren and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of state or local public safety employees or volunteers who either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100% disabled;
  • Children, stepchildren and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of a school employee who, as a result of an act of violence, either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled.

 

Who may apply: Current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and graduate students.

 

How to apply: NEW AND RENEWAL APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAM MUST CONTACT UMD'S FINANCIAL AID OFFICE FOR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS TO THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

When to apply: By July 15 to your institution

Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.

 

The University of Maryland, College Park is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for student veterans and active duty service members and their family members. The UMD Veterans scholarships will provide support for student veterans to pursue their educational goals. The scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Scholarships are for one year with the opportunity for current recipients to reapply in subsequent years.

For questions or additional information, you may contact David Reese at dmreese@umd.edu

 

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