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FSU Institutional and Departmental Scholarships

A number of scholarship programs are available to graduate students.  Several have been established through the Frostburg State University Foundation; others are made available by the state of Maryland, individual donors, businesses and corporations, and civic organizations. 

The Financial Aid Office utilizes an online scholarship application process called STARS.  A list of scholarships, instructions and the lnik to the STARS application can be found at


MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) Grants

Work Force Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

The Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: childcare, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and public service. Information and application for this grant can be found at


Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty
Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant

The purpose of the NSP II is to increase the number of qualified bedside nurses in Maryland hospitals through Statewide Initiatives administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) on behalf of HSCRC. The Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant, a Statewide Initiative, supports this goal by increasing the number of Masters and Doctoral prepared nursing faculty at Maryland higher education institutions. Recipients of the Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship are required to sign a service obligation and promissory note agreeing to serve as a nurse educator in academic clinical and classroom settings.  Information and application for this grant can be found at