General Eligibility Requirements
If you’re a student from Maryland with a GPA above 2.0 and a family income below $90,000 a year, or $66,000 a year for students pursuing career and technology training, you can apply for Central Scholarship awards. You must be planning to attend an accredited United States college, university, community college or career school in the upcoming academic year. And you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
If you haven’t been a Maryland resident for at least one year, but you live within 200 miles of Baltimore City, you can still apply. You’ll be eligible for our interest-free loans only. Non-Maryland residents who are bilingual, and are pursuing graduate study in social work or mental health at Maryland schools, are also eligible, but only for the Stulman Endowed Scholarship.
I’m Eligible. Now What?
Central Scholarship's General Application for 2013-2014 is now closed. The application will reopen from January 1-April 1, 2014.
We are accepting applications for one scholarship program, the Shoe City Scholarship, until May 31st. Shoe City scholarship applicants must be graduating seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2013. Preferences toward applicants who are residents of Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Washington, D.C. Click HERE to apply. Have questions? Give us a call at 855-276-0239.
CAREER OR TECHNOLOGY TRAINING STUDENTS Community College or Private Career School students click HERE to apply. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
To obtain Loan Authorization Form, click here. This form is ONLY to be submitted by students who submitted co-signer information electronically by June 10, 2013. Please DO NOT send this form to Central Scholarship unless you received an email instructing you to do so.