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 link to the STARS application can be found on the Financial Aid FSU Scholarships & Grants page.

MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) Grants

Workforce 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 the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program web site.

Cohen Scholars (formally Hal and Jo Cohen GNF)

The Nurse Support Program II provides funding for Cohen Scholars to complete the graduate degrees (MS, MSN, DNP, PhD, EdD) and core education coursework, including post-master's teaching certificates, necessary to prepare to become a nurse educator, nurse faculty, clinical educator in one of Maryland’s nursing degree programs, professional development specialist, nurse residency specialist or other nurse educator in hospital education roles. Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs may nominate a limited number of new Cohen Scholars each academic year. The Cohen Scholars are recognized as the next generation of nurse educators to fill the positions needed now and in the future. The program is administered through the NSP II with grants across participating nursing programs to award Cohen Scholars. The Cohen Scholars will serve as new nursing faculty and clinical educators to produce the additional nursing graduates required by Maryland’s hospitals and health systems. More information can be found at Cohen Nurse Support Program.