Welcome to the Home Page for the
Penn State Alumni Association’s
Central Maryland Chapter Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

We are happy to announce our inaugural scholarship to be awarded for the Spring 2018 Semester.  Our scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State that have officially demonstrated financial need through Penn State’s Office of Student Aid.  We have made a commitment to Penn State to annually fund this scholarship for 2018 through 2022 with a maximum award each year of $2500.  Applications will be considered independently each year, so you must reapply each year.


BACKGROUND

Our alumni chapter is a proud member of the Penn State community and aspires to the goals of that community including philanthropy and community service.  Our scholarship is limited to students who have been identified by Penn State with home addresses in or near Howard County and thus received a postcard invitation from our chapter to apply for our scholarship.  Initially, our scholarship celebrates the life of long-time chapter member Edward Kennedy.  Edward unexpectedly passed away last year, and donations by friends and family in memory of him are a key component of the funds behind this scholarship.

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PROCESS AND CALENDAR

March 21: Post cards mailed to parents and students at home address for eligible students in and around Howard County, Maryland.

April 21: Applications due back from students.  Student should download 2-page application (Word or PDF version) using hyperlink below.  Student should save the completed application to their computer and email a copy to the chapter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All fields must be completed on the application – incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  Transcripts are not necessary.

May 15: Office of Student Aid down selects final scholarship recipient(s) from Chapter candidate list.  Recipient(s) notified by Chapter Scholarship Committee or Office of Student Aid.

May 22: Scholarship applied to account of student(s).      

If you have any questions about our process or the scholarship itself, please contact our Chapter’s Scholarship Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Good Luck!


PDF Version of Application

MS Word Version of Application