Scholarships & Student Aid
St. Mary's County: One application, hundreds of scholarships!
Visit the site for the St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance. The site contains a wealth of information in addition to the Common Application (used to apply for a number of local scholarships) including a list of scholarships managed by BECA, a comprehensive list of available scholarships, links to financial aid and other educational websites.
Virtual Scholarship Fair: January 21, 2021
St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance invites students and parents to attend the Virtual Scholarship Fair on Thursday, January 21 from 4 - 6 p.m. For information and to join the virtual scholarship fair via Zoom, please visit the BECA page.
Credit Union Foundation of MD | DC Scholarship
The CU Foundation MD|DC, a public charity serving local credit unions and their members, is sponsoring the 2021 $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program. Cedar Point members are eligible to apply! Applicants may enter for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships, one $1,000 video-based scholarship, and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship. And yes, eligible members may apply in all three categories!
- Essay. The 2021 topic for essay applicants is: How do credit unions demonstrate the phrase, “Not For Profit, Not For Charity, But For Service?”
- Video. This year’s video topic: Create a 60-second video showing how credit unions help families achieve their financial goals.
- Photo. Photographers are invited to capture an original photograph that represents how Cedar Point is "improving lives".
The deadline for applications is midnight on March 31, 2021. Awards will be announced in May 2021.
Other Scholarship Options
As a reminder, universities also have their own scholarships, grants and work study programs awarded via the information received through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To explore what the university has to offer you may want to ensure your student meets with a Financial Aid Counselor at the universities he/she is interested in attending.
Information on Federal Student and Parent Plus loans can be found on the Federal Student Aid site. This site provides a plethora of information on student and parent plus federal student loans but can be overwhelming, however the information available here will be very helpful both now and in the future.