About the Scholarship

The Maryland Higher Education Commission certifies Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant. MHEC is the State of Maryland's advanced education planning board responsible for setting up statewide arrangements for Maryland public and private universities and colleges and for-profit career schools.


What are the requirements needed while applying for this scholarship grant?

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate their financial need and EFC.

  • Students must file the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) if eligible for in-state tuition.

  • The candidates are educated to present their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to get this honor.


Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides a minimum of $400 to a maximum of $3000 each year.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies each year.


Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of March 01, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are current high school seniors who will complete a college preparatory program or a student who graduated prior to the current academic year who provides written documentation explaining why they were unable to attend college within one year of graduating from high school. All majors are eligible. 
  • Candidate and his/her parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents.

  • Candidate must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester), degree-seeking, undergraduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time status. 

  • Candidate must demonstrate financial need. All applicants are ranked by Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is based on information reported on the FAFSA. Students with the lowest EFC are awarded first.