Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Award
Beginning for the 2010-2011 aid year, each institution will award new Conroy awards to students. The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial aid to:
- Sons and daughters of members of the United States armed forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100 percent permanent disability as a result of military service;
- A veteran who suffers a service connected disability of 25 percent or greater as a result of military service and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans' educational benefits;
- POWs/MIAs of the Vietnam Conflict and their sons and daughters;
- Sons and daughters and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight #93 in Pennsylvania;
- Sons, daughters and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of State or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100 percent disabled; or,
State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.
NOTE: Public safety employee or volunteer must have been a resident of Maryland at the time of death or when declared 100 percent disabled. A veteran applicant must have a disability of 25 percent or greater and have exhausted or no longer be eligible for federal veterans' educational benefits.
Criteria and Award Information
Applicants, and their parents if dependent, must be residents of Maryland and attend a Maryland postsecondary institution. The amount of the Edward T. Conroy award is tuition and mandatory fees at the institution you attend, but cannot exceed $9,171 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Award amounts may not reflect subsequent tuition and fee increases made throughout the academic year.
The total dollar amount of all state scholarship awards may not exceed your cost of attendance, as determined by your school's financial aid office, or $19,000, whichever is less. Awards to the sons, daughters or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may not exceed $19,000 when combined with any other scholarships received by a student based on the student's status as a child or spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Awards may be held for five years of full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or eight years of part-time (6-11 credits per semester) attendance or a combination of both. Recipients may attend at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.
Initial applicants for the scholarship must submit the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship application form, with all required documentation, and it must be received by July 15, 2012. Late applications will not be considered because of limited funding.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) awards Conroy and awards are made annually, with renewal applicants given first priority. Initial applicants will be awarded based on the postmarked date of their completed application. The award amount is based upon enrollment status (full- or part-time), the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at the institution the recipient attends, and the number of eligible applicants.