Central Scholarship is devoted to helping individuals achieve a better life through higher education. We believe that education is a right, not a privilege and that scholarships are an investment, not an expense.

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?

DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
Our 2014 application for degree-seeking students is now closed.  Students who applied this year will be notified via e-mail by the end of July regarding scholarship award decisions and by the end of August regarding interest-free loan awards decisions.  Our degree-seeking student application for the 2015-2016 academic year opens January 1, 2015 and closes April 1, 2015.

If you have already submitted your 2014 Application for Degree Seeking Students and have completed the optional loan section, please remember to submit your Central Scholarship Loan Authorization Form.  This form must be mailed to the Central Scholarship office so you may be considered for Central Scholarship’s Interest-Free Loan Program.

The Shoe City Scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2014.  Students who are residents of Washington D.C., Prince George’s County, and Baltimore City are given preference in this application.  The scholarship is available only to high school seniors who are scheduled to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2014.  To apply, please click here.

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.  The application opened on January 1, 2014 and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.