Health Care & Human Services Scholarships in Maryland

The Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Individual must be a Maryland resident and enrolled at a Maryland college or university as a full- or part-time graduate student in a Master’s of Science in Nursing program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate program or another graduate-level nursing program required to prepare the individual to become nursing faculty. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the credit hours required for full- or part-time status. To be eligible for a Living Expenses Grant, applicant must be offered and accept a Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship and show need through submission of financial documents. Grant award are subject to availability. Applicant must provide documentation of sponsorship by a nursing school in Maryland. The sponsor is responsible for providing mentors and incorporating the graduate nurse applicant into its campus faculty culture. The sponsor must also provide career counseling and assistance with placement as a faculty member at its institution or another nursing school in the State. The Scholarship is equal to tuition and mandatory fees. The Living Expenses Grant will be based on need and may not exceed $25000 per academic year ($12500 per semester) for full-time recipients. Award will be prorated for part-time recipient. The maximum award is $50000 over four years. If the recipient is receiving a stipend, salary supplement and/or other financial assistance for living expenses, it may be deducted from Grant award total. To qualify for the Living Expenses Grant, annual gross income may not exceed $75000. If applicant is married gross income may not exceed $75000 and combined annual gross income may not exceed $160000

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

For students who plan to work in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupation therapy, social work, and public service. Candidate and parents (if a dependent student) must the a Maryland resident. Candidate must enroll at a two- or four-year Maryland college or university full- or part-time. Award amounts are based on type of institution and enrollment status. A promissory note agreeing to begin fulfillment of service obligation in the employment field for which your award was received within one year completing your degree must be signed.

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