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Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

Scholarship Sponsored by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Value: $16,000
Awards Available: 10
Deadline : Mar 01, 2023

The Workforce Shortage Studen​​t Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and public service. ​

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant you must:

A) Be a Maryland resident. (If you are a dependent student, your parent must also be a Maryland resident.)

B) Enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university each semester as a:

-Full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester) undergraduate; or

-Full-time (9+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-8 credits per semester) graduate student.

(Students may be enrolled for less than six (6) credits in a semester, but must earn at least 12 credit hours in each academic year if an undergraduate student, or 9 credit hours if a graduate student, including the summer term).

C) Enroll as a degree-seeking student in an eligible major leading to employment in an eligible field as indicated on your application.

D) Maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of your institution.

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