Central Scholarship

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Investing in Bright Futures
Through a variety of scholarships, we invest in Maryland students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees because it leads to bright futures for themselves, their families, and the communities where they live.

Whether students are preparing to enter their freshman year, are mid college career, or studying for medical school, we offer more than 80 scholarships and interest-free loans designed to help students focus on what’s important… classes, not tuition!

Our application for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees is open October 15 through March 15 each year.

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open.

What makes our scholarships unique?

Undergraduate Scholarships
The average scholarship award is $4,000
Most annual scholarships range from $1,000 to $11,000
Complete one application to be considered for multiple awards
Recipients qualify for: emergency funds and award displacement review
Maryland residents may attend any accredited college

Graduate and Professional Scholarships
Central Scholarship is one of the few sources of funding for graduate students pursuing degrees in education and social work, which in turn directly benefits the community
Central Scholarship also funds professional degrees, such as medicine and law
Students can apply each year they are enrolled

To be eligible to receive a scholarship or interest-free loan for undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees, a student must:

Be a Maryland resident
Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher to be competitive
Plan to attend an accredited college, university, or community college, in the upcoming academic year
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Have a family income of $90,000 or less

$1,000 - $11,000