Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17


Legislative Scholarships are an excellent opportunity for undergrad and graduate students. Senator Cheryl C. Kagan (Gaithersburg & Rockville) accepts applications (see image above) for both fall and spring semesters. To be considered for the Fall 2021 Semester, you must submit the required materials no later than April 28, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

In order to be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, you must have completed the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the U.S. Department of Education (was due on March 1). General information on Senatorial Scholarships is available on the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s website.

Sen. Kagan’s Senatorial Scholarships are awarded based on both need and merit. They can be used at any Maryland higher ed institution (with a few exceptions). The Scholarship Committee, comprised of volunteer constituents who live and/or work in Rockville and Gaithersburg, gives preference to candidates who:

  • Describe how a post-secondary education will help them achieve their goals in a well-written essay;
  • Have a verifiable history of voting (any party, any candidate), if eligible;
  • Volunteer service to the community in any capacity; and
  • Attend Montgomery College or the University of Maryland System at the Universities at Shady Grove.
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