Maryland State Scholarships/Grants are available to residents of Maryland. Listed below are the most common scholarships/grants that students who enroll at Hood College receive from the State. For more information about eligibility and additional programs, please refer to the Maryland Higher Education Commission's website or contact Maryland's Office of Student Financial Assistance at (800) 974-1024.
Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants
Estimated award: $15,500
Awarded to full-time, low-income students who have at least a 2.5 GPA in a college preparatory curriculum. Applicants must submit a GA Grant application to the State's Office of Student Financial Assistance and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year.
Educational Assistance Grant
Estimated award: $3,000
Awarded to full-time students from families with low to moderate income. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1st of each year. To receive maximum consideration, we recommend that you list Hood first among the colleges on your FAFSA.
Maryland Senatorial Scholarships
Estimated award: $200 to $2,000 per year
Awarded to full- or part-time students, primarily based on financial need. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1 of each year. Students should contact their state senator's office for instructions on how to apply. More information is available here.
Maryland State Delegate Scholarships
Awarded to full- or part-time students. Students should contact their state delegate's office in their legislative district for instructions on how to apply. More information is available here.
The DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (DCLEAP) is a grant that assists eligible District residents, who demonstrate financial need. DCLEAP awards up to $1,500 toward the total cost of attendance at public and private colleges and universities. For more information visit the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education's website.
The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), a non-profit organization funded by Washington-area companies and foundations, encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college. To assist with the skyrocketing costs of a college education, a growing number of programs are available to District of Columbia public high school graduates. Awards will vary based on financial need. For more information visit their website.
The Delaware Higher Education Office offers scholarship programs to help residents continue their education after high school. Awards will vary, based on need financial need. For information about eligibility criteria and how to apply visit their website.
The Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA) offers scholarship and grant programs and student loans to college savings plans to assist students and families in planning for college. All students who file a FAFSA by March 1 and list Rhode Island as their legal state of residence will automatically be considered for the state grant program. Awards will vary, based on financial need. For more information visit their website.
The Vermont Student Assistance Program offers grants and scholarships to assist students and families in planning for college. The award amounts are based on financial need and the cost of attendance at the student's school. The minimum and maximum award amounts are determined annually based on funding availability. For more information visit their website.