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General Information

Name Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant
Number of Awards
Award Value $400 - $3,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
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Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Maryland Higher Education Commission
839 Bestgate Rd.
Suite 400
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-3013
Phone (800)974-1024

Scholarship Description

Who may apply: Current high school seniors and full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates.

How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

When to apply: January 1 through March 1, each year. Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.

You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester; audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time status), degree seeking, undergraduate student. You must demonstrate financial need. All applicants are ranked by Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is based on information reported on the FAFSA. Students with the lowest EFC are awarded first.

Students attending 4-year schools will be awarded an EA Grant equal to 40% of OSFA adjusted need. Students attending community colleges will be awarded an EA Grant equal to 60% of OSFA adjusted need. The minimum annual award amount is $400 and the maximum award is $3,000. Should you be offered and accept certain State scholarship awards, your EA Grant will be re-calculated. You may hold the EA Grant with all State awards except the Guaranteed Access Grant. The total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.