Deadline: May 1, 2018

Download the 2018 Scholarship Application Here.

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RETURNING AWARD WINNERS ONLY: If you received a scholarship last year from Delegate Hayes, you DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE A NEW APPLICATION. Please send a letter with the following information: (1) Name, Current Address + Permanent Address, Phone, Email, School Attending, Expected Graduation Date  (2)  Letter to Delegate Hayes describing your fall semester, including any challenges and your plans for the spring semester and summer; (3) transcript with grades from the fall semester.

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NEW APPLICANTS: Every year, each Senator and Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly receives legislative scholarship funds through the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award to their constituents. Every legislator has their own awards criteria and deadlines, so please be sure to check with each office for more information.  Please note: We have LIMITED funds available and Delegate Hayes may be unable to give an award to everyone who applies.

To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must plan to attend a Maryland college or university, or a private career school.  Private career schools must have the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s approval to operate and be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the US. Department of Education.  You may also attend a nursing school if the Commission approves the curriculum.  Students may attend full or part-time.

If your major is not offered at a Maryland institution of higher education, you may apply for a unique major designation that would allow you to use our Delegate Scholarship funds for an out-of-state school.

The scholarship application must be filled out completely and returned with all the required documentation (e.g. transcripts, letters of recommendation, a short essay, etc.) to my office by May 1st, 2018.  My address is:

Delegate Antonio Hayes
House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 315
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

A note on letters of recommendation: Delegate Hayes’ Office requires that letters of recommendation be from educators, mentors, or professional supervisors –– not from your family or friends. All letters must include contact information for  and be on school letterhead if from an educator

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you in achieving your higher education goals. You can find more information on the legislative scholarship program, and other financial assistance programs run by the State of Maryland, on the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Programs and Applications webpage. Should you have any further questions, please contact my office in Annapolis at (410) 841-3545 or email antonio.hayes@house.state.md.us