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The Maryland Higher Education Commission announced a recent legislative change that permits each institution in Maryland to administer the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program at the campus level.

Eligible incoming and current full-time and part-time, degree-seeking students at Howard Community College must submit a complete application by the annual July 15th deadline for the scholarship program if they meet the eligibility requirements.

 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Son or daughter of members of the United States armed forces who died as a result of military service, or who suffered a service connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service                                                                                                                                            
  • Veteran who suffers a service connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service, and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefit
  • POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict 
  • Son or daughter of POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict 
  • Son, daughter, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight #93 in Pennsylvania
  • Son, daughter, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of State or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty 
  • Son, daughter, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of State or local public safety employees or volunteers who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100% disabled, or
  • State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100% disabled in the line of duty

     

NOTE:  Public safety employee or volunteer must have been a resident of Maryland at the time of death or when declared 100% disabled. 

  • Applicants and their parents, if dependent students, must be a Maryland resident to apply, with the exception of a spouse, son or daughter of a Maryland State or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty.
  • The amount of the award is tuition and mandatory fees at HCC, but cannot exceed $9,000 for the 2011-2012 academic year. 
  • Awards to the sons, daughters or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may not exceed $19,000 when combined with any other scholarships received by a student based on the student’s status as a child or spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Awards may be held for five years of full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or eight years of part-time (6-11 credits per semester) attendance or a combination of both.  Recipients may attend at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.

Please select the appropriate academic year below for more information:

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015