Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund

GEER Scholarships

Jumpstart your career with these tuition-free opportunities!

Cecil College is the recipient of a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund intended to support students training for a career or re-entering the workforce. Scholarships are available until funds are depleted. Apply today!

Enroll for Summer 2021

Receive a full scholarship for the following courses:

Course Number Course Title Opportunity
CSC 104 Cybersecurity: Computer Science Fundamentals Leading to a CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF) certification
CSC 140 Cybersecurity: Introduction to Networking Leading to a CompTIA Network+ certification
VCP 107 Visual Communications: Aerial Imaging Leading to a FAA 107 certification

Enroll for Fall 2021

Eligible Programs

Medical Assistant Program
This program is eligible for financial aid. If you are looking for an opportunity in the Health Care field, and potential funding, learn more today by calling LuAnn Williams, Healthcare Program Specialist, at (443) 674-1542.
Basic Construction Course
Take the first step toward your career in the skilled trades for free. You may be eligible to complete the Basic Construction course with a full course scholarship. This course is a pre-requisite to Cecil College’s Welding and HVAC programs, and can lead to an NCCER Basic Construction certification. Learn more today by contacting Amanda Pringle at (443) 907-1379 or apringle@nullcecil.edu.
Diesel Technology Program
Cecil College’s Diesel Technology program prepares students to inspect, repair and service diesel engines. This is a 9-month, 150 hour program consisting of 5 modules. Students will be introduced to diesel engine maintenance and troubleshooting, tools, diesel systems, pumps, engine reassembly and installation, and more. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the following ASE Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests: T2—Diesel Engines, T6—Electrical/Electronic Systems, and T8—Preventive Maintenance Inspection. Learn more today by contacting Amanda Pringle at (443) 907-1379 or apringle@nullcecil.edu.

Eligible Courses

The following opportunities are available to anyone.

Full scholarships are available for the following courses. Each course can lead to an industry-recognized credentialing exam. In addition, these courses apply to credit programs for those who are interested in continuing their education.

Course Number Course Title Opportunity
ACC 101 Accounting I Pre-requisite to ACC 103
ACC 103 Accounting: Quickbooks Quickbooks certification
CSC 104 Cybersecurity: Computer Science Fundamentals Leading to a CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF) certification
CSC 135 Cybersecurity: Client Systems Leading to a CompTIA A+ certification
CSC 140 Cybersecurity: Introduction to Networking Leading to a CompTIA Network+ certification
CSC 141 Cybersecurity: Information Security Fundamentals Leading to a CompTIA Security+ certification
VCP 107 Visual Communications: Aerial Imaging Leading to a FAA 107 certification

How to Apply for the Scholarship

To apply for the GEER scholarship, fill out the GEER Application Interest Form. Once you complete the interest form, you will be emailed the official GEER scholarship application. Make sure you use an email that you check regularly. After submitting the application, it will be forwarded for approval.

GEER Technology Assistance Scholarship

Through the GEER Technology Assistance Scholarship, students in the following programs are now eligible to receive a laptop computer to support their studies at Cecil College.

Credit Programs

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences (with concentrations in Agriculture and Agribusiness)
  • Audio Technology
  • Computer Science – Programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Music (with concentrations in Audio, Music, Music Education, and Voice)
  • Nursing (RN and LPN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Simulation Design and Gaming and Visual Communications (with concentrations in Communications, Graphic Design and
  • Multimedia, Photography, Video Production, and Web Design and Multimedia)

Non-Credit Programs

  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Professional Coder
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomist
  • Automotive Repair
  • Diesel Technology
  • HVAC/R
  • Welding

Scholarships are available until funds are depleted.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

To apply for the GEER Technology Assistance scholarship, fill out the online application form. Upon completion of this form, a document from Adobe Sign will be sent to the email address provided to confirm and sign. Make sure you use an email that you check regularly.

Learn More

Learn more today by contacting Mike Jerome, Director of Admissions, at (410) 287-1006 or mjerome@nullcecil.edu.