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FSU Institutional and Departmental Scholarships

Frostburg State University offers a variety of institutional and departmental scholarships. The amounts of these awards vary, and each has its own set of requirements that a student must meet in order to be eligible.

The requirements for institutional and departmental scholarships may include one or more of the following: academic performance, financial need, specific curriculum requirements, etc. Students must complete the online Institutional Scholarship Form, along with a one-page essay, and submit these materials online to the Financial Aid Department by March 1st in order to be considered for these awards.

There are nursing-specific scholarships available through FSU that are included in the departmental scholarship list. Refer to for a complete list of FSU scholarships available university-wide, institutional, departmental, external and international levels. The application for this scholarship can be found at

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

Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students

You must be a resident of a state other than Maryland. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland public college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status. You must be accepted into a nursing program. Information and application for this scholarship can be found at


Frostburg State University Announces Award for Associate Degree Holders
Release Date: 10/05/2011

$1,250 Per Semester Available for Students With 3.0 GPAs

Award for Associate Degree Holders

Graduates of Maryland community colleges may now be able to attend Frostburg State University at a significant discount, following the establishment of the FSU Associate Degree Scholars Award. You can find more information about this award at