Scholarships & More
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.
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 2019 $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 2019 topic for essay applicants is: “How can your credit union help you become financially independent?”
- Video. This year’s video topic: “Create a 60-second video showing how your credit union helps you achieve your financial goals.”
- Photo. Photographers are invited to capture an original photograph that represents the credit union core value “Dream Big.”
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2019. Awards will be announced in May 2019.
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.