Who may apply: Current high school seniors and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.
How to apply: Each State Delegate has their own scholarship program and students may apply to each representative of their district. To apply for a scholarship from State Delegate Kipke, complete the online scholarship application through the Scholarship tab on the home page of www.Kipke.com.
When to apply: Complete and file the FAFSA by March 1st. Complete the online scholarship application between January 1st and April 1st. Late applicants will be placed on a wait list.
Eligible majors: All majors are eligible. You may use this scholarship at an out-of-state school if your major is not available at any Maryland institution and if your delegate agrees. In order to verify your major as unique, you must complete the Unique Major Application and submit it to MHEC with the required documentation. Allow 8 weeks for processing.
You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents and reside in District 31b. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student, or attend certain private career schools.
The minimum annual award is $250.
RENEWING AN AWARD
Awards are not automatically renewed. You must re-apply each year. If required, you must complete and file the FAFSA by March 1st and complete the online renewal application by April 1st.