By: David M. Higgins II

  State Senators

Senate President Thomas Mike V. Miller Jr.- D27

Scholarship ProgramsResidents interested in applying for financial aid from the federal and state government, must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available after January 1 and can be obtained from your high school guidance office, the financial aid office at any college or university, the public library,Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) or the U.S. Department of Education websites. In order to meet most scholarship deadlines, including the Senatorial Scholarship, you must submit the form no later than March 1.

Once you have submitted your FAFSA form and are financially eligible, you will automatically receive an application for the Senatorial scholarship from my office by the end of May, if you have not already been awarded an Educational Assistance Grant..

Eligibility Requirements for the Senatorial Scholarship:

  • You must be a Maryland resident and reside in the 27th Legislative District.
  • You must attend a Maryland college or university, or if you attend an out of state school, you must be enrolled in an academic program that is not offered in Maryland and have approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission

The selection process is based on both financial need and academic merit. The scholarships may range from $200- $2,000 per academic year and are automatically renewed for up to three additional years or until the date of graduation, whichever comes first.

If you have any other questions regarding college catalogues, admissions applications, and information about scholarships and financial aid from all schools in the State of Maryland, visit the2003 Maryland Colleges and Universities Pageweb site or the Maryland Higher Education websitewww.mhec.state.md.us.

I hope that you find that this information helpful in pursuing your higher education goals. If I can be of any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at410-841-3700or 301-858-3700.


Senator Arthur Ellis- D28

The application for the 2019-2020 District 28 Senatorial Scholarship is now available below.

Applications must be received by:April 1, 2019

NOTE: Scholarship applicants must have a gmail account to apply for the Senatorial Scholarship. Scroll down this application screen to sign into your google account.

Who may apply:

  • You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents living in the 28thlegislative district. Scholarships will not be granted to students outside of the 28thDistrict. The 28thDistrict includes all of Charles County with the exclusion of Pinefield, Brandywine, Bryantown and Hughsville (all District 27A).If you need to verify your residence in the 28thdistrict, please visithttp://mdelect.net/.
  • If you are currently receiving a scholarship from Senator Ellis, you do not need to reapply unless you are applying to graduate school.
  • Current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.You may use this scholarship at an out-of-state school only if your major is not available at a Maryland school. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OFSA) must verify that your major is unique (i.e. not offered in Maryland). Questions regarding “unique” majors should be directed to Carl Brooksat the Maryland Higher Education Commission at carl.brooks@maryland.gov.

Once your application has been submitted, please forward copies ofallattachments to arthur.ellis@senate.state.md.us for our records.

Deadline: April 1, 2019— Scholarship Application Link


Senator Jack Bailey- District 29

In order to be eligible as a recipient of the Senator’s scholarship you must live in legislative District 29, you must have completed your current year FAFSA, and you must have created an MDCAPS account, located on the Maryland Higher Education website.

You must be attending a Maryland institution, and must be in a degree seeking program. Please use the link to verify you reside in the Senator’s District.

You will need anofficial sealedtranscript either submitted with your application or sent to our office prior to the deadline date.

Please use the below document to complete your senate scholarship packet.

Should you have any additional questions, please free to contact my office (410)-841-3673

Scholarship Application


  State Delegates

Delegate Susie Proctor- 27A

No information available. Contact Delegate Proctor’s Office at
susie@susieproctor.com


Delegate Michael A. Jackson- 27B

No information available. Contact Delegate Jackson’s Office at
Michael.Jackson@house.state.md.us


Delegate Mark Fisher- D27C

No information available. Contact Delegate Fisher’s Office at
mark.fisher@house.state.md.us


Delegate Debra Davis- D28

No information available. Contact Delegate Davis’ Office at
debra.davis@house.state.md.us


Delegate Edith J. Patterson – D28

No information available. Contact Delegate Patterson’s Office at
 Edith.Patterson@house.state.md.us


Delegate C. T. Wilson- D28

No information available. Contact Delegate Wilson’s Office at
 ct.wilson@house.state.md.us

Delegate Matt Morgan- D29A

Every year, each Senator and Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly receives legislative scholarship funds through the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award to their constituents. If you live in District 29A in the Northern portion of St. Mary’s County and are pursuing a degree, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.

To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must plan to attend a Maryland college or university, or a private career school. Private career schools must have the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s approval to operate and be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the US. Department of Education. You may also attend a nursing school if the Commission approves the curriculum. Students may attend full or part-time.

If your major is not offered at a Maryland institution of higher education, you may applyfor a unique major designation that would allow you to use our Delegate Scholarship funds for an out-of-state school.

The scholarship application must be filled out and returned with all the required documentation (e.g. transcripts, letters of recommendation, a short essay, etc.) to my office by May 1st, 2019. Use the following links to download the scholarship information application:

The mailing address is:

Delegate Matt Morgan
House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 310
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

You may also email the completed application to matt.morgan@house.state.md.us


Delegate Brian M. Crosby- D29B

Our Delegate Scholarship application is ready for 2019 applicants.  Please fill out the application and mail it in with your transcript and written response by March 15 (postmark date).  Find the application here.


Delegate Gerald ” Jerry” Clark D29C

Thank you for your interest in the Maryland House of Delegates Scholarship Program. College scholarships are available subject to funds allocated from the State Scholarship Administration. A Scholarship Committee has been formed to review and consider all applicants. Family affordability, scholastic performance, and community service have top priority.

Please complete the Scholarship Application.

Additionally, the committee will require a full transcript from your current educational institution and cover letter. The deadline for your completed application is April 15th.

Please mail all completed applications to:

  • Delegate Gerald “Jerry” Clark
  • Scholarship Committee
  • P.O. Box 865
  • Solomons, MD 20688

The committee’s recommendations will be presented to me in the months following the deadline and scholarship recipients will be notified of their award shortly after decisions are made.

Please note: House of Delegates Scholarships are annual awards. You must re-apply each year to be considered.

For further details regarding this and other scholarship opportunities please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

As always, please feel free to contact my office atJerry.Clark@house.state.md.uswith any questions or concerns.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...