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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.

Scholarships for Credit Students

AACC Foundation Scholarships

Generous donors have supported scholarships through gifts to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. Credit AACC students can apply for these scholarships by completing just one online application.

In addition to completing the scholarship application, you must:

  • Make sure you have completed a FAFSA.
  • Make sure you have completed an AACC admissions application.
  • If you are a recent high school graduate, submit your final high school transcript to AACC's Records and Registration office.
  • If you are transferring to AACC, submit official college transcript(s) from all previous colleges you have attended to AACC's Records and Registration office. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope within one year of the date the transcript was printed. 

Maryland State Financial Aid 

The state of 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.

State Legislative Scholarships

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.


Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

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.

Learn more about the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

Information About Accepting State Grants and Scholarships


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.


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.

Important tips:

  • MHEC strongly advises you to submit all requested documentation as soon as you receive the first notification.
  • Check your MDCAPS account regularly to view any changes, additional documentation or documents not received by MHEC.
  • Review each form to ensure that all documents are completed accurately and all forms are completed in accordance with instructions outlined on the form.
  • Allow at least 14 business days for MHEC to process documents that have been submitted.
  • MSFAA applicants may not see the outstanding documents required in MDCAPS, however, they will be notified of all documents required by MHEC.


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 for Noncredit Students

The School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers scholarships for some noncredit programs that earn a Workforce Training Certificate.

Review a list of eligible programs, application materials and instructions.

Learn more about noncredit funding opportunities.

Departmental Scholarships

Several academic departments offer and administer their own scholarships and there are many scholarships specific to students studying a particular subject. Some of these opportunities are listed below, but many more exist. You may wish to contact your department directly to learn about additional funding opportunities.

Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics

Entrepreneurial Studies

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.

Learn more about the Philip E. And Carole R. Ratcliffe Scholarship.

Mechatronic Technology

Certificate or degree-seeking mechatronics students can receive financial help with his or her college education through the Drs. Richard and Jewell Wunderlich Scholarship. To apply, complete the AACC Institutional Scholarship application on MyAACC.

Learn more about Mechatronic Technology.

Student Success Incentive Scholarships

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.

Student Achievement and Success Program Scholarship

First Year Experience Scholarship

Opportunities for High School Students

Early College Access Program Tuition Waiver

Qualifying Maryland high school students who are at least 16 are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver through the Early College Access Program (ECAP). Students who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM) may have the full tuition waived.

Early College Access Grant for High School Students

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 for $200 per term. Students approved for an Early College Access Grant in the fall need not reapply for spring.

Here are the steps to apply:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). AACC’s Federal School Code is 002058. 
  2. Apply for admission to AACC and make sure you provide your social security number on your admissions application so your FAFSA can be received.
  3. The ECAG Application will be emailed to your MyAACC student email account once your FAFSA is received and the AACC Admissions office declares your intent to be an Early College Access student. Check your AACC student email at MyAACC regularly.
  4. Email the completed ECAG application to or fax to 410-777-4019.
  5. Notification of award eligibility will be sent to your MyAACC student email account. If you have any questions or need the ECAG application sent to you, please email for assistance or call us at 410-777-2203.

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.


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Scholarship Application Deadlines

March 1
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If you are selected to receive an AACC scholarship, you will be notified by email to your MyAACC student email account.

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