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Workforce Shortage Grant Available for High School and Degree-Seeking Students
MARYLAND - 5/18/2009
A Workforce Shortage Grant is available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. This grant 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, and public service.
Who may apply:
·Current high school seniors
·Full-time and part-time degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students
How to apply: Complete and file the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant application and provide official transcripts from all institutions attended. To be considered based on need, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2009-10 application year. The FAFSA is not required; however, it will be used to determine the order in which students will be awarded. Certain majors may require additional documentation, which will be noted on the application.
When to apply: Complete and file the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant application by July 1.
The application and details are available at: www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_WSSAG.asp.
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