College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards

Sponsor: Maryland Parents Association  |  Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Scholarship URL: http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/parents/ssa/


Scholarship Description

The Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award is a one-time award presented each year to undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham , T. Rowe Price Foundation and parent donors, the scholarship committee will award scholarships of up to $2,000 for the 2015/2016 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship award, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a registered, undergraduate degree-seeking student at the University of Maryland, College Park during the semester for which the award is made;

  2. Have completed at least 36 credits and be enrolled at the University at the time of application, in addition to the time of financial award;

  3. Be a student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and no disciplinary record;

  4. Have personal or family circumstances that have caused or contributed to a financial burden that may be remedied in whole or in part by the scholarship award;

  5. Have at least one semester of study left at the University before receiving a degree;

  6. Be able to apply the full amount of the award to tuition, living expenses or textbooks in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is awarded and as can be disbursed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Application Information

Applications must be submitted on-line, via this website, by the published deadline date. Finalists may be invited to meet with the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award Committee. All applicants must agree to authorize the release of information to verify academic and any disciplinary records. In addition, applicants must agree that portions of the information contained in this application may be shared with the Parents Association Student Scholarship Award Committee for the purpose of selection of this award.

The application consists of an essay outlining your need for assistance and your qualifications for this award. The essay must be well-written and should address the following: (you should print this information and prepare your essay in a separate document. You can then cut and paste your essay in the on-line application.)

  1. The Student Scholarship Award is intended to provide assistance to a student who may be compelled to leave the University and/or delay graduation due to extenuating financial conditions. Please describe any personal or family circumstances that have caused or contributed to a financial burden of this nature.
  2. Are there other financial concerns that you want the Scholarship Award Committee to consider when reviewing this application?
  3. How will this scholarship assist you in persisting at the University, pursuing your program of study and attaining your career goals?
  4. Please share any additional information about your experience at the University of Maryland that will be helpful for the committee to know.


Contact Information

Office of Parent and Family Affairs

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