Scholarships

Cecil College Foundation Scholarships

The Cecil College Foundation provides scholarships to recent high school graduates as well as returning students. All current and future Cecil College students are encouraged to apply between October 1st and April 30th. To apply, simply submit one online application to be eligible for all Foundation scholarships. For details on how to submit an online application, see the Foundation Scholarships page.

For more information, read the most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please contact the Foundation at (410) 287-1053 or foundation@cecil.edu.

High School Scholarships

Arts and Communications Program Scholarship

Eligibility

Students enrolled in the Cecil County Public School (CCPS) Arts & Communications cluster sequence, who can demonstrate successful completion of the CCPS coursework that is validated as the prerequisite for college-level coursework in Visual Communication at Cecil College, may be eligible.

Value

Recipients receive a scholarship from Cecil College and CCPS equal to two-thirds of the in-county tuition rate in effect for the semester. Students must pay the balance of tuition and all fees.

How to Apply

See your high school counselor.

Additional Notes

Special tuition rates apply only to specific dual enrollment college courses as outlined in the dual enrollment Arts and Communications Program in the CCPS Student Education Planning Guide and specifically designated pathway options in the Digital Arts pathway of the Guide.

College Bound Scholarship

Eligibility

Any student of Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS), as well as certain other pre-approved public and private high school juniors and seniors who enroll in college-level credit courses at Cecil College, may be eligible.

To participate, high school juniors must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. A grade point average of at least 2.5 is required for high school seniors for program eligibility.

Value

This is a 50-percent scholarship toward in-county tuition, based on residency.

How to Apply

See your high school counselor. Students must meet all other Cecil College entrance requirements and must present an eligibility form signed by a parent and a high school principal or other designated authority.

STEM Academy Scholarship

Eligibility

Students enrolled in the Cecil County Public School (CCPS) STEM Academy, who can demonstrate completion of the course sequence in the STEM Academy pathway and successful completion of all coursework in the Math/Science sequence of the CCPS STEM Academy, may be eligible.

Value

Recipients receive a scholarship from Cecil College and CCPS equal to two-thirds of the in-county tuition rate in effect for the semester. Students must pay the balance of tuition and all fees.

How to Apply

See your high school counselor.

Additional Notes

Special tuition rates apply only to dual enrollment courses at Cecil College in advanced science and mathematics courses as part of the CCPS STEM Academy Program.

Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Patriotic audio essay scholarship for college worth $30,000; available to students in grades 9–12.

For more information, visit vfw.org, or contact Nancy Shenk at vfwauxiliary6027@yahoo.com or (443) 877-8911.

Third-Party Scholarships

Note: These scholarships are not affiliates of Cecil College.

A1 Auto Transport Scholarship

Renewable scholarships available to students enrolled in college or a trade school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, visit a1autotransport.com.

ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition College Scholarship

Scholarship available to current high school junior, high school senior, college undergraduate or graduate student who have participated in consistent volunteer work.

For more information, visit abcfundraising.com or contact Rose Catalano at rosecatabc123@gmail.com.

Air Force Reserve Tuition Assistance

Scholarship available to students who join the Air Force Reserve.

For more information, visit afreserve.com.

AIS Engineering Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program in engineering.

For more information, visit aistechnolab.com or contact Merry Waren at merry@aistechnolabs.co.uk.

AIS Graphic Web Design Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to students who are planning to enroll into a degree program related to Art, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or Creative Advertising with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information, visit aistechnolab.com or contact Sunny Chawla at sunnyc@aistechnolabls.com.

AIS Marketing Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to student interested in pursuing the field of marketing, journalism, and similar internet marketing fields. Student must have graduated high school, be enrolled full time at an accredited college/university working towards a degree in marketing, journalism, or an equivalent field. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be of 18 years of age or older.

For more information, contact Sunny Chawla at sunnyc@aistechnolabls.com.

Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship

Scholarship available to high school and college students who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States and is considered a U.S. citizen. The scholarship is designed for students who have helped a senior citizen keep their independence, pursue happiness, and plan to continue helping seniors in their chosen career.

For more information, visit alert-1.com or send and email to marketing@alert-1.com.

Ambient Edge Students Affected by Cancer Scholarship

Available to students who are currently enrolled in or are accepted to an accredited college or university (both undergraduate and graduate), have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student must also either be a current/former cancer patient or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.

For more information, visit ambientedge.com.

Associate Degree Scholars Program Scholarship at Frostburg University

Scholarship available to Cecil College students who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and are enrolled full time with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching degree. Certain Associate of Applied Science degrees may also qualify. Students must wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg University at Cecil College while paying Cecil College’s tuition rates.

For more information, visit frostburg.edu or contact the Admissions Office at FSU at FSUAdmissions@frostburg.edu or (301) 687-4201.

Association of Old Crows Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are seeking an undergraduate degree in the areas of engineering or computer sciences and are able to articulate a career interest related to the AOC professional mission.

For more information, visit umbc.edu.

Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship

Scholarship available to student who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted to an accredited college or university and carries a minimum 3.0 GPA. Candidate must also have been diagnosed with heart disease or a congenital heart defect.

For more information, visit bergerandgreen.com or contact the Berger and Green Attorneys at Law Office at (412) 693-6278.

Bressman Law Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship

Scholarship available to student who is currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college, has a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA, and has a documented diagnosis provided by a licensed healthcare professional. Applicant cannot have been a previous recipient of a Bressman Law scholarship.

For more information, visit bressmanlaw.com/scholarship.

Career and Technical Scholarships

Scholarship available to students who exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years), demonstrate a critical financial need and have overcome adversity.

For more information, visit horatioalger.org.

Chalik & Chalik Cancer Survivors Scholarship

Scholarship available to student who has been admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university and is carrying at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is aimed towards rewarding a student who is devoted to turning their experiencing with fighting cancer into something that helps others.

For more information, visit chaliklaw.com.

Child of an American Veteran Scholarship

Scholarship available to a legal child of a veteran of any branch of U.S. military service (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard). Must be high school senior with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or must be currently attending or enrolled in an accredited community college or undergraduate degree program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

For more information, visit cck-law.com or contact Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD’s main office at (401) 237-6412.

The Children’s Home Foundation

Scholarships are available to residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, regardless of ethnicity, religion or age who are in need of financial aid to obtain a degree or certification in a career or tech area.

For more information, visit childrenshomefoundation.org.

DeSales University ACCESS Program Scholarship

Scholarship available to Cecil College students who are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree through online courses at DSU while still paying Cecil College tuition rate. Students must have a 2.75 or higher GPA, a completed associate degree, and transfer to DeSales within six months of completing an associate degree.

For more information, visit desales.edu or contact Michael Yergey at Michael.Yergey@desales.edu.

Dollar Genie Entrepreneur Scholarship

Scholarship available to any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The student must be enrolled at an accredited college, university, or trade school. This scholarship is designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. No major or trade requirements. All students are welcome.

For more information, visit thedollargenie.com/scholarship or contact Peggy Jones at scholarship@thedollargenie.com.

Dreamscape Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who wish to pursue a career in digital marketing. Student must be a full time enrolled sophomore or above with a declared major in a business or communications category related to digital marketing.

For more information, visit dreamscapemarketing.com or contact Daniel Gemp at dreamscapemarketing1@gmail.com.

Engineering Excellence Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to full time college students pursuing study in the field of engineering.

For more information, visit sprakdesign.com.

Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Academic Scholarship

Available to students who are enrolled in or admitted to an accredited college or university and has at least a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is aimed towards helping an impressive student obtain a college education that they will use to make a difference in the world.

For more information, visit friedmansimon.com.

George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyer’s Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to U.S. active duty service members, and to veterans, spouses, and children of active duty or retired service members.

For more information, visit sinklaw.com.

Graphic & Web Design Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to full time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who have already enrolled or plan to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field of graphic design/website design.

For more information, visit ubercloneapp.com.

Greenshine New Energy Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled at Cecil College or are a graduating student of high school preparing to enroll at Cecil College and are at least 16 years of age.

For more information, visit streetlights-solar.com or contact Linda Lee at marketing@streetlights-solar.com.

John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship

Scholarships available to students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or are an incoming freshman and have either battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it.

For more information, visit johnfoy.com.

John Foy & Associates Survivor of a Car Accident Scholarship

Scholarships available to students who have firsthand experience of either surviving a car accident or have been affected by a close friend or relative who was the victim of a car accident. Student must also be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or are an incoming freshman at an institution and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, visit johnfoy.com.

JustProper Scholarship

Available to students who are currently a full time student, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are passionate about business.

For more information, visit justproper.co/scholarship or send an email to scholarships@justproper.co.

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Available to students who are a legal U.S. resident who is enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school and possesses a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is aimed towards finding an ambitious and outstanding student who has demonstrated future potential through helping their community in a tremendous way.

For more information, visit lendup.com/scholarship.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

Available to high achieving students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes. Candidate also must have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (both undergraduate and graduate) and carry at least a 3.0 GPA.

For more information, visit losangelesduiattorney.com.

Medical Excellence Scholarship Program

Annual scholarship available to college students interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field.

For more information, visit sprakdesign.com.

Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have documented history of an impressive record of community service and are enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university.

For more information, visit medicalmalpracticehelp.com.

PixelPlex Annual Scholarship

Available to students who are enrolled or accepted into a college or university and will be pursuing a field of study related to engineering, science, math, physics, economics, or business management.

For more information, visit pixelplex.io/scholarship or send an email to info@pixelplex.io.

PTAC Crew Scholarship for HVAC Students

Available to students pursuing a career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and are enrolled in an HVAC program at a vocational or technical school.

For more information, visit ptaccrew.com/scholarship or send an email to scholarship@ptaccrew.com.

Public Service Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled as a high school senior or in any undergraduate or graduate college program and are legal residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia. Candidate must be at least 16 years of age, or the age of majority in their state of residency.

For more information, visit staterecords.org or contact William Ratcher at scholarship.opportunities@staterecords.org.

Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Available to student who is enrolled in or formally accepted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program and is in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Candidate must possess a history of raising alcohol addiction awareness, as demonstrated by volunteer, educational, or professional experiences.

For more information, visit rbisenberg.com.

RunBidSell Automotive Scholarship for Black Women

Scholarship available to students who are a graduating black female high school senior or returning black female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school and will be seeking a degree in an automotive related field. Student must also be accepted as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application, provide letter of acceptance, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, visit runbidsell.com/automotive-scholarship or send an email to scholarship@runbidsell.com.

Second Chance Scholarship by McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.

Scholarship available to student who is accepted into or enrolled at an accredited college or university, has a 3.0 GPA or higher, and is a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.

For more information, visit davidmckenzielawfirm.com.

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Available to students who are passionate about pursuing their entrepreneurial dream, are currently enrolled in or have been accepted by an accredited university or college (both undergraduate and graduate), and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, visit simmrinlawgroup.com.

Smart Scholarship Program

Available to students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 STEM disciples listed on the About SMART website. The candidate must be a citizen of the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at the time of application. They must also be 18 years of age or older, enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.

For more information, visit smartscholarship.org or contact Tom Zalweski at (732) 861-5653.

Texas DWI Lawyer Diabetes Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled in or admitted to an accredited college or university and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The scholarship is aimed towards awarding a student who has been affected by diabetes.

For more information, visit texasdwilawfirm.com.

TFC Title Loans Scholarship

Available to students who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university.

For more information, visit tfctitleloans.com.

Think Einstein HR Knowledge Scholarship

Available to student who is current enrolled at an accredited university and has a 3.0 GPA or higher.

For more information, visit einsteinhr.com.

Top10VoipList Online Scholarship For Education

Scholarship available to a candidate who is planning to enroll or is already enrolled in a college or university. The student must wish to study business and/or marketing.

For more information, visit top10voiplist.com or contact Natalie at natalie@top10voiplist.com.

Travis Watkins Oklahoma Tax Attorney Scholarship

Scholarship available to any student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies.

For more information, visit traviswatkins.com/scholarship or contact Tyler Hicks at tyler@taxhelpok.com.

Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship

Scholarship available to members and their immediate family members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or career direction at a vocational/technical school. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application submission.

For more information, visit vfwauxiliary.com or contact Nancy Shenk at or (443) 877-8911.

Visual Arts Scholarship Program

Scholarship available to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a visual arts degree program.

For more information, visit ubercloneapp.com.

Transfer Scholarships

Associate Degree Scholars Award

Students with an associate degree in engineering planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Cecil College may be eligible.

For more information, contact Linda Steele by email at lsteele@frostburg.edu or visit frostburg.edu.

Earnest Scholarship

Scholarship available to students who are enrolled or due to be enrolled as a full or part time student at a 4-year public or private accredited college or university for the semester they’re applying to receive the scholarship. No minimum GPA or specific major is required.

For more information, visit earnest.com or send an email to earnestscholarship@gmail.com.

Good Neighbor Graduate Scholarship

Residents of New Castle County, DE, Chester County, PA, and Lancaster County, PA may be eligible for this needs based reward.

For more information, visit salisbury.edu or academicworks.com.

National Debt Relief Scholarship

Scholarship available to students interested in pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors. Candidate must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States. Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Graduating high school seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or above to apply.

For more information, visit nationalsdebtrelief.com or send an email to scholarships@nationaldebtrelief.com.

Information About Promise Scholarships

In May 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law the Near Completers and Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships Act to help eligible students afford Maryland community college. While some have referred to this scholarship as “free college,” that's not an accurate phrase.

More detailed information will become available as the Maryland Higher Education Commission develops the regulations. For your convenience, the basic elements are outlined below:

  • Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, there will be a $15 million annual appropriation.
  • Individuals who enroll in a community college as a candidate for a Vocational Certificate, Certificate, or Associate Degree program within 2 years after graduating from high school or successfully completing a GED in the State are eligible to apply.
  • This “last dollar” scholarship will cover tuition and mandatory fees after other financial aid (grants and scholarships) are calculated.
  • Students can receive an award up to $5,000 to cover any remaining tuition and mandatory fee expenses after all non-loan aid has been applied.
  • Applicants must have an annual income of not more than:
    • $100,000 if the applicant is single or resides in a single-parent household, or
    • $150,000 if the applicant is married or resides in a two-parent household
  • Applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Applicants must enroll within 2 years of graduation from a Maryland high school or GED completion, have an overall minimum 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale) high school GPA, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA at Cecil College.
  • Recipients must complete at least 12 credits per semester.
  • Recipients may receive the award for a maximum of 3 years or until they are awarded an associate’s degree.
  • Recipients must sign an agreement to work full-time in the State within one year after completion of the Vocational Certificate, Certificate, or Associate’s Degree program. Any recipient that received the award for more than one year must work full-time in the State for each year they received the award. This is called the “service obligation.”
  • Scholarships convert to loans if the recipient fails to fulfill the service obligation.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does it start?

Pending approval of the $15 million appropriation required by law to fund the scholarship awards, the program is expected to begin in fall 2019.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must enroll in a Maryland community college within two years of high school graduation or completion of a GED in Maryland. Applicants must have a high school GPA of at least 2.3 on a 4.0 scale and enroll as a candidate for a vocational certificate, a credit certificate or an associate degree. If an applicant is single or resides in a single-parent household, their annual adjusted gross income (AGI) may not exceed $100,000. If an applicant is married or resides in a two-parent household, their annual AGI may not exceed $150,000. Credit students must enroll full time for at least 12 credits per term.

Why is this called a "last-dollar" scholarship?

All other financial aid must be calculated before the scholarship is awarded, and students must complete the FAFSA or any other applications for state or federal financial aid. If ineligible to submit a FAFSA, students must qualify for in-state tuition.

How do you stay eligible?

Students may hold the award for three years after enrolling, with priority given to recipients who remain eligible. Students must be enrolled continuously and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

How much aid do you receive?

For those who qualify, scholarship awards are limited to $5,000 per recipient per year, or actual tuition (whichever is less). Tuition means the basic instructional charge for courses offered and includes mandatory fees. Initial tuition awards will be provided to recipients based on greatest financial need.

What must you commit?

Students are required to maintain employment in Maryland for at least one year for each year the scholarship is awarded. Scholarships convert to loans if the recipient fails to fulfill the service obligation.