June 23, 2017


Thank you for interest in Senator William C. Smith, Jr.’s scholarship program. The information provided below will guide you through the application process.

Please review the eligibility requirements for applicants and all information needed for consideration before submitting your application.

Eligibility requirements:

  • All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.
  • Applicants must be a resident of District 20. This can be determined by visiting http://mdelect.net/ and inserting your address.
  • Applicants must have completed a FAFSA application by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
  • Applicants must attend/plan to attend an institution in the state of Maryland to receive scholarship money.*

*Exceptions are made for out of state institutions that offer a major not available in Maryland.

Please submit the following information to Will.Smith@Senate.state.md.us with the subject line “Scholarship Application.”

  1. Full name
  2. Address of residence
  3. Phone number and e-mail; provide any additional contact information.
  4. MHEC ID Number
  5. Name of institution you plan to attend during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  6. Complete the following question in 500 words or less: What is the value of public service to you and describe an act of public service you have provided within your community?

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our Annapolis office: (410) 841-3634/(301) 858-3634

For any other questions please refer to the Maryland Higher Education website: http://mhec.maryland.gov/

Thank you and good luck!