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Outside Sources for Aid Programs


VERY IMPORTANT PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FSU STUDENTS (Please Click Here)

 

When trying to locate money for college, students are not limited to the financial aid offered to them by Frostburg State University. In addition to federal, state, and institutional aid, outside civic and private organizations often have money to offer students that apply. A collection of outside grant, scholarship, and self-help programs is listed below.


Outside Scholarships - As a rule, students should check with their high school counselors, employers, parents’ employers, churches, or any other community organizations they are members of, in order to find other grant or scholarship programs that they may apply for. Students may also use free online scholarship searches to locate money for college. Students should never pay for help finding financial aid. Legitimate scholarship searches and financial aid help should be free. The following is a list of free online scholarship searches we encourage students to use.


Minority Scholarships


LaLitta Nash McKaig Scholarship Fund - The LaLitta Nash McKaig Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program designed to assist local students with the cost of attending college. To qualify, a student must be a resident of Bedford or Somerset Co., PA; Mineral or Hampshire Co., WV; or Allegany or Garrett Co., MD; and have obtained a high school education or equivalency from one of these counties. Students must also be attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis in order to qualify. Students must meet specific academic and income criteria in order to be eligible for the LaLitta Nash McKaig Scholarship. Applicants must submit an application, along with additional application materials, to the LaLitta Nash McKaig Foundation by May 31st. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may download a copy of the LaLitta Nash McKaig Scholarship Application by clicking the link below.

 

Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship - The ACOA Scholarship Fund is a program that provides funding to Allegany County residents who are admitted to FSU, have completed the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  In order to be considered a resident of Allegany County, the student must have resided in Allegany County, Maryland for at least three years prior to the completion of the scholarship application.  Awards will vary depending on other grants and scholarships applicants receive.  Students that receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as calculated by the FAFSA form, above $10,000 may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per year, if adequate funding is available.  You may download a copy of the ACOA Scholarship  by clicking the link below.  The deadline to apply is April 1st.

 

Citizens Bank Good Citizen Scholarship - The Citizens Bank Good Citizen Scholarship Fund is a program that provides funding to students who complete an outstanding service to their community.  Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement. The application period for the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship will begin Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and run through Tuesday, May 6, 2014 or until 2,000 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. For more information, please visit the scholarship page below.

 

The Mary Rubin and Benjamin M. Rubin Scholarship Fund – The Mary and Benjamin Rubin Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program designed to assist women who are residents of the state of Maryland with the cost of attending college. In addition to being female and a permanent resident of the state of Maryland, students must meet specific academic and income criteria in order to be eligible for the Mary and Benjamin Rubin Scholarship Fund. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500 per year, and may only be applied to tuition. Applicants must submit an application, along with additional application materials, to the Central Scholarship Bureau by March 1st. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Central Scholarship Bureau’s website by clicking the link below.

 

 

The Maryland Mensa Scholarship Program - The MD Mensa Scholarship Program is an essay contest open to the public.  You do not have to be a member of Mensa to apply.  The application deadline is January 15, 2014.  Cash awards for up to $1,000 will be granted to winners who can certify they are enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution in the US for the fall/spring 2014-2015 academic year.  To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, please click the link below.

The GE-Reagan Scholarship Program - The GE-Reagan Scholarship Program is a scholarship program designed to assist graduating high school seniors planning to attend college pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fall 2011. To qualify, a student must be a resident of the United States, demonstrate financial need, have a high school GPA of at least a 3.0, demonstrate leadership ability and be nominated by an eligible community leader and recommended by an authority figure. Applicants must submit an application, along with additional application materials, by March 18, 2011. Awards will be up to $10,000 a year, renewable for up to three additional years. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, please click the link below.


The Pauletta & Denzel Washington Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award - Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Awards are available to support the research in the fields of Blood-Brian Barrier and Drug Delivery into the CNS, Tumor Immunology and Cancer Vaccine, Gene Therapy, Gene Discover, and Advanced Surgical Technology. Awards are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring or intending to major in science, who are interested in performing research in the above mentioned areas. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., are expected to submit an abstract or scientific paper on their research to a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting at the end of their summer fellowship with the Division, and must be able to travel to Los Angeles, California, to attend the award ceremony. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may download a copy of the Pauletta & Denzel Washington Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award Application by clicking the link below.

The Pauletta & Denzel Washington Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award
 


Haz La U (Make the U) Educational Grant - The Haz La U Educational Grant is given to legal U.S. residents of Hispanic decent who are seniors in high school and wish to attend college. Students must be at least 16 years old and matriculate to a college within two years of receiving the award. Sixteen awards are given. There will be one grand prize of $10,000 and 15 first prizes of $1,000 each. There can only be one winner per household. To apply, students must complete an application form and write an essay on the topic of how education can impact the heritage of Hispanic generations to come. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may download a copy of The Haz La U Educational Grant Application by clicking the link below.

Haz La U (Make the U) Educational Grant

USM Women's Forum Scholarship Fund - The USM Women's Forum Scholarship Fund provides several $500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an USM institution. These awards are available to both men and women. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a USM institution, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, have completed 48 or more undergraduate credits or 9 or more graduate credits, and provide proof of financial need. Applicants must submit a complete application, as well as copies of official transcripts, copies of federal tax statements or financial aid statements for the previous two years, and a personal statement documenting short and long-term educational and career goals. Completed applications along with supporting documentation must be received no later than June 30, 2008. Preferred candidates will be residents of the State of Maryland and be pursuing educational and career goals that focus on the social, economic, political, scientific, and health conditions that impact women. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may download a copy of the USM Women's Forum Scholarship application by clicking the link below.

USM Women's Forum Scholarship Fund

Spectrum Women's Opportunity Award - Awards are available to women who are have the primary responsibility of supporting their family (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents). Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited undergraduate course of study. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may download a copy of the Spectrum Women's Opportunity Award Fund by clicking the link below.

Spectrum Women's Opportunity Award

Graduate Teaching Scholarships from CSB - The Central Scholarship Bureau has several scholarships available to graduate students who are aspiring to become teachers, including the Straus Foundation Grant for Teachers, which is a grant of up to $5,000 given to graduate students in education planning to teach math or science in the Baltimore City Public Schools; the BHD Endowed Scholarship Fund for Teachers, which provides scholarship funding for graduate students planning to teach in public schools upon graduation; and the Kassap Family Scholarship Fund for Teachers, which provides 4 scholarships of up to $5,000 each to graduate education students, with preference given to those planning to teach in Maryland public schools. The CSB requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a maximum family income of $91,000 per year (the median for the State of Maryland) for most of its programs. To view the application requirements, or to apply for these scholarships, you may visit the Central Scholarship Bureau's website by clicking the link below.

Central Scholarship Bureau

The Bedford County Conservation District Scholarships - The Bedford County Conservation District has two scholarships available to undergraduate students who are studying in the field of environmental science. Students must be taking courses in natural resources, soils, plants, animal science, agriculture or forestry. You must be at least a college sophomore to apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, curriculum of study, quality of the written essay, and career goals that are consistent with the mission of the Bedford County Conservation District. The deadline for the William Plank Memorial Scholarship is June 30. The deadline for the Glen Beach Memorial Scholarship is May 31. To view the application requirements, or to apply for these scholarships, you may visit the Bedford County Conservation District's website by clicking the link below.

Bedford County Conservation District

The Bedford Chapter #1245 Women of the Moose Scholarship - The Bedford Chapter #1245 Women of the Moose has a $500 scholarship available to a Bedford County woman. The deadline for this scholarship is May 1. For more information on this scholarship, or to request an application, please write to the address below.

Scholarship Committee
Bedford Chapter #1245
Women of the Moose
PO Box 264
Bedford, PA 15522

Military Education Scholarship Program - The VA Mortgage Center.com sponsors an essay contest where the prize is a $1,500 scholarship. Students must be current ROTC Program participants, active-duty military with the intentions to attend college, honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military, or the sons and daughters of Veterans or Active-duty military. Essays must be submitted between October 1st and November 14th. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit the VA Mortgage Center's website by clicking the link below.

VA Mortgage Center.com

Appalachian Health Career Scholarship - The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships where funding has been provided by the New York Community Trust, to Appalachian students seeking education in health or a health-related field.  Students must be full-time, seeking a degree in a health-related field, and be from an ARC defined appalachian county.  The list of eligible counties is listed hereTo view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit the VA Mortgage Center's website by clicking the link below.

Appalachian Health Career Scholarship

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund - The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund provides scholarships to full-time, undergraduate students under the age of 24 who are the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. service member who, as the result of an operational mission or training accident has become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating), was killed in action, or is classified as a POW or MIA. The scholarship deadline is July 31. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit the Freedom Alliance's website by clicking the link below.

MAC-IECA Scholarship - The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund provides scholarships to students who are enrolled in 4 year colleges or universities considering a career in erosion and sediment control or a related field. The fields include, but are not limited to Biology, Environmental Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Forestry, Agricultural Science, and Environmental Education. The scholarship deadline is December 12, 2011. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit the MAC-IECA's website by clicking the link below.

MD Forestry Board Scholarships- The MD Forestry Board Foundation provides scholarships to students who are 2nd semester freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors residing in MD, PA, VA or WV, who are majoring in forestry or a related field. The student must show an interest in forestry conservation and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students may be full or part-time. Scholarships are given in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship deadline is June 1, 2013. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit the MD Forestry Board's website by clicking the link below.

Rowe International Emergency Assistance Loans - Rowe Emergency Assistance Awards are available to support the special needs of international students entering the U.S. for study at FSU. Awards may be based on demonstrated financial need, and are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate international students accepted to FSU. Please contact Dr. Henry Bullamore in the Center for International Education by calling (301) 687-4714 for additional information.


DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program - The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program provides funding to Washington D.C. students to attend post secondary institutions anywhere in the nation. Under this program, the federal government pays the difference between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition. Need is not a determining factor. To be considered for this award you must be a resident of Washington D.C., and you must complete D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant application. This application is available online at The Office of the State Superintendent of Education's (OSSE) website. For more information on this program please contact the D.C. Mayor’s Office by calling (202) 727-2824.

Get Prepped Scholarship- The getprepped.com scholarship is available to students interested in applying to law school. One or more $1000 grants are awarded twice yearly. Funds may be used to pay law school application fees, LSAT testing fees, test prep, or other relevant costs. Review items include: a personal statement, LSAT test scores (if any), class rank & college courses. To view the application requirements, or to apply for this scholarship, you may visit getprepped.com's website by clicking the link below.

Conroy Scholarship - The Conroy Scholarship is available to Maryland residents attending a Maryland School. It is available to veterans who are disabled 25% or more and have exhausted their veterans benefits; sons and daughters of persons killed or 100% disabled as a result of military service; sons, daughters or spouses of persons killed or 100% disabled as a result of employment as a state or local public safety employee; sons, daughters, or surviving spouses of someone killed during the 911 attacks; persons declared MIA or a POW during the Vietnam War, or sons and daughters of such persons. The deadline for this scholarship is July 15th and applications should be turned into the Financial Aid Office at FSU. The award amount varies, depending on the amount on your cost of attendance and other financial aid resources.

Conroy Criteria

Conroy Application

State Work-Study Jobs - For those students not eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, there are a limited number of jobs on campus available in every academic, administrative, and auxiliary area. The Financial Aid Office receives information concerning these job openings once per year, at the start of every fall semester. Interested students should contact our office during the first week of school in the fall semester if they are seeking information on open state work-study positions.

Veterans’ Benefits - Any questions regarding veterans’ benefits should be addressed to the Veterans Administration Office, Student Services Building, Frostburg, MD 21532-2303. You may contact the Veterans Administration Office by calling (301)
 

Vocational Rehabilitation - If you are disabled, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office for information and applications.

Graduate Assistantships - Graduate students are eligible to apply for graduate assistantships. Assistantships at FSU are worth a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year and waiver of tuition. A graduate assistant is required to work 20 hours per week. Graduate assistants engage in research studies, projects, teaching, or other activities that are directly related to their programs of study. Applications and additional details for the graduate assistantship program can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Services, 141 Pullen Hall, Frostburg, MD 21532-2303. You may also contact the Graduate Services Office by calling (301) 687-7053, or by visiting their website at http://www.frostburg.edu/grad/forms.htm.


Graduate International Fellowships - International graduate students may apply for a Graduate International Fellowship. Fellowships are worth a stipend of $6,650 for the academic year and a waiver of tuition. Fellowship recipients are required to work 20 hours per week. Applications and additional information concerning the graduate international fellowship program can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Services, 141 Pullen Hall, Frostburg, MD 21532-2303. You may also contact the Graduate Services Office by calling (301) 687-7053.