Any AACC credit or noncredit student who has a MyAACC username and password is encouraged to complete an application for scholarships. Remember to complete the FAFSA and watch your MyAACC student email account for further instructions about your application.
To get started, select the year you wish to apply for and use your AACC username and password as a single sign-on to access the application.
Generous donors have supported scholarships through gifts to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. AACC's credit students can apply for these scholarships by completing just one online application.
In addition to completing the scholarship application, you must:
Maryland has additional grants and resources available to Maryland residents to help pay for college. Consideration is given to students who submit a FAFSA or MSFAA by March 1.
Learn more about Maryland state grants and scholarships on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) website.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission outlines guidelines for the Delegate and Senatorial Scholarship programs in which state delegates award scholarships to students who permanently reside within their legislative district.
Please confirm your elected representative before applying. Applying to the incorrect office may result in missed deadlines and opportunities for an award.
Some delegates have their own form in addition to completing the FAFSA or MSFAA.
The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship provides up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per year for eligible students who attend a Maryland community college. As a “last dollar” scholarship, it covers remaining tuition and fees after other federal and state financial aid has been applied.
1. CHECK YOUR MAIL/EMAIL FOR NOTIFICATIONS FROM MHEC
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) will start evaluating information provided on the FAFSA or MSFAA after March 1. Emails will be sent directly to you from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Meeting all required deadlines is important to help secure any grants and scholarships from MHEC.
2. CREATE AN MDCAPS ACCOUNT
The Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) is the online system that is used for students to view the status of their potential state grants. In order to access this system, you must create an MDCAPS account by visiting the MDCAPS website.
Once your account has been created you can view all required outstanding documents under ‘Check Your Application Status.’ All documents must be submitted to MHEC by the required deadline as stated in the instructions.
3. IF AWARDED, YOU MUST ACCEPT YOUR AWARD
MHEC will notify you when they have awarded you a grant or scholarship. If you fail to accept the award(s) within the allotted time frame through MDCAPS, the award will be canceled and not reinstated.
MHEC and the AACC Financial Aid office are in constant communication with updates and changes to awards throughout the school year.
Financial aid will be disbursed after course start dates, drop deadlines and after attendance has been confirmed. You also must meet all eligibility requirements as notified by our office and the specific requirements for each award offer.
Scholarships are available for some noncredit programs that earn a Workforce Training Certificate. AACC Foundation scholarships, CEWD Institutional scholarships and Maryland scholarships are available.
To apply for these scholarships, you must complete the AACC Foundation Scholarship Application. Also, make sure you have completed your FAFSA.
If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Use the AACC Foundation Scholarship Application button at the top of this page to complete the application.
You must use your MyAACC username and password to access the application.
Once you have accessed the application, be sure to answer the following questions accurately:
Go to the Register for Noncredit Classes webpage and follow the instructions under “How to Register for Noncredit Classes.”
In addition to completing the scholarship application, you must make sure you have completed a FAFSA.
Be sure to list AACC as one of your schools using the AACC Federal School Code 002058.
AACC does not require financial documents related to verification of income to be submitted for students applying only for CEWD Institutional scholarships. You may be asked to provide documentation to verify your citizenship status.
If you have any questions regarding requests made by the financial aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for these scholarships, you must complete the AACC Foundation Scholarship Application. Once complete, the applications for these specific programs will be made available to potentially eligible candidates.
In addition to scholarships, these programs offer mentoring, internship opportunities and other resources for students who receive these scholarships.
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship program includes an Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship, an Internship Scholarship, a Small Business Owner Scholarship and a Seed Fund award.
Any credit or noncredit AACC student, regardless of their field of study, can take advantage of the services and resources of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute program and scholarships.
The Crosby Marketing Scholars Program creates greater opportunities for underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue degrees and future careers in the advertising and public relations fields.
AACC has announced a new dealer training scholarship, the Live! Casino & Hotel Scholarship, which provides full tuition scholarships to eligible new students.
AACC is committed to enhancing programs and services for students who are the first in their families to attend college, who need to build a foundation for success in college-level classes, and who are low income or an ethnic minority, to meet their academic goals. One of the objectives of Student Achievement and Success Program (SASP) is to enhance student success by identifying SASP students who meet the eligibility requirements and award them an incentive scholarship.
Eligible AACPS students who take classes while in high school will no longer be charged tuition and fees. Eligible AACPS affiliated home-schooled students or students that attend a partnering private school can take classes at a 50% discount.
Early College Access Grants (ECAG) are available for students who demonstrate financial need to help pay for the registration fees, general student fees, lab fees and remaining 50% tuition. Grant money is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Students approved for an Early College Access Grant will be awarded $400 annually ($200 for the fall term and $200 for the spring term).
Here are the steps to apply:
We recommend high school students check their MyAACC emails regularly. Follow up with any requests ASAP. You can view your status by going to MyAACC > Menu > Self-Services > Financial Aid.
If you plan to transfer to a four-year school, there are several transfer scholarships for which you may be eligible. If you are transferring to another school immediately, contact your new school’s financial aid and/or admissions office to learn what scholarships they may offer. Make sure you complete the FAFSA in addition to any scholarships you plan to apply for.
There is a lot of money out there for students seeking help with college, but it’s up to you, the student, to find and apply for it. Start your scholarship search early and be aware of application requirements and deadlines. Talk to friends and family. Contact local clubs and community organizations. Learn how to spot potential fraud and identity theft. You can get started with the resources below.
Depending on the type and amount of the award, "need-based" aid may have to be adjusted if a student receives additional outside scholarships.