Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17


Senatorial Scholarships are just one of Maryland’s financial aid programs for college students.

Senator Cheryl C. Kagan accepts scholarship applications for fall and spring terms.  Download the Scholarship Application Form (o en Español) to apply.

To be considered for the:

  • Fall 2020 Semester, email your application no later than April 20, 2020, at 5:00pm.

In order to be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the U.S. Department of Education (due on March 1). Generalinformation on Senatorial Scholarships is available on the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s website.

The Cheryl C. Kagan Senatorial Scholarship is both need- and merit-based. It can be used at any institution based in Maryland (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 their goals and how a post-secondary education will help them achieve those goals in a well-written essay; have a verifiable history of voting (any party, any candidate), if eligible;
  • Volunteer to serve the community;
  • Attend Montgomery College or the University of Maryland system at the Universities at Shady Grove.
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