It’s that time of year, again. The 2015 application for degree-seeking students opens on January 1, 2015. Applicants are considered for more than 40 scholarship programs via submission of the 2015 General Application for Degree Seekers. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Applicants may complete an optional section of the 2015 General Application for Degree Seekers to apply for an interest-free loan. Benefits of this program include: NO interest, NO fees, NO credit score cut offs, and a 10-year repayment plan (payments start small and increase in increments each year). The average loan offer is $4,000 and co-signers are required without exception for all applicants. This is a competitive program and funding is not guaranteed to all applicants. Applicants for the Interest-Free Loan Program must attend school full time.
General Eligibility Criteria
• Maryland resident (or live within 200 miles of Baltimore City)
• US Citizen/Permanent Resident
• Enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited college/university
o Graduating high school senior
o Undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
o 1st year, 2nd year, or 3rd year graduate student
o Professional student (J.D., D.D.S, etc.)
• Family income below $90,000
• 2.8 GPA or higher to be competitive