Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, a student must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Reside in Maryland and attend a target high school or feeder middle school: 
    • Allegany County: Fort Hill HS and Mountain Ridge HS
    • Baltimore City: Baltimore City HS, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, or Bard Early College
    • Frederick County: Brunswick HS, Frederick HS, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, and Tuscarora HS
    • Washington County: North Hagerstown HS and South Hagerstown HS
  • Meet at least ONE of the following criteria: 
    • Be a Potential First Generation College Student (neither parent has a Bachelor's degree) OR
    • Have a TAXABLE family income that meets the criteria established by the US Department of Education
      (please visit Trio Income Levels to see if you qualify)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the US (must provide documentation)
  • Currently be in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 17
  • Have an interest in pursuing a mathematics or science career
  • Demonstrate post-secondary/college potential
  • Have a need for academic support to pursue a post-secondary education

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