Call for Senatorial Scholarship (MHEC) Applications
Senatorial Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions
1) I’m not sure if I live in your district, how can I check?
You can verify who your elected representatives are at MD Elect. Once on the website, in the address/find bar, enter your entire address (including city, state, and zip code), and click ‘Find.’ Representatives will populate on the left side of the page.
2) I don’t have everything required in my application package, but can I mail the rest?
Feel free to still mail your application components. However, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements (including recommendations and official transcripts) are mailed and postmarked to the Senator’s office in Annapolis by the application deadline (April 14, 2017).
3) Can I use this scholarship at an out-of-state college or university?
Maryland Senatorial Scholarships may only be applied to colleges and universities within the state of Maryland. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) only allows for a scholarship to be used at an out-of-state school if the major is not available at any Maryland Institution, and if your State Senator agrees. Information regarding the application to verify your major as unique, and other frequently asked questions on the Senatorial Scholarship process can be found at the MHEC website.
4) How much is the average scholarship?
The average scholarship amounts awarded can vary from year to year. In the past, awards to selected applicants have been around $1,000. The amount of funds selected applicants receive is dependent upon amount of scholarship funds allotted to the office for disbursement, strength of application package, and the total number of awardees.
5) Instead of supplying an official transcript, can I copy and paste my grade information from the online portal into a document?
No, you may not. The Scholarship Committee will only accept an official transcript sealed and mailed from the school.
6) The Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) contains personal information, do I have to submit it?
Yes, the SAR is a required component of the application package. The Scholarship Committee utilizes the full SAR document to determine financial need. Without the entirety of the SAR, your application will not be considered complete. Your confidential/personal information is respected and is only viewed by active members of the Scholarship Committee.
7) Will I be notified when my items are received by the office?
We do not notify applicants upon receipt of their application packages. However, if you would like to follow up and verify that it was received, please email Delores.Kelley.District@senate.state.md.us.
8) How will I know if I received a senatorial scholarship?
All notification letters will be mailed by June 30th. Applicants will receive a notification letter whether they were or were not selected by the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee does not accept appeals.