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AACC Noncredit Scholarships

CEWD Scholarships

The School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) awards scholarships to qualifying students. Scholarships may pay a certain amount of total tuition and fees for courses within approved certificate programs, as listed on the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available. Funds are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early. Follow the steps below to apply.

MHEC Workforce Development Scholarship

Additionally, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is offering a new scholarship opportunity for noncredit students in Maryland's community colleges. The MHEC Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship will fund up to $2,000 for tuition and fees for awarded students in the approved programs. Follow the steps below to apply.

CEWD Scholarships: Eligible Programs

Accounting Principles
Casino Craps Dealer
Casino Poker Dealer
Casino Roulette Dealer
Central Sterile Processing Technician (CSP)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
Commercial Driver’s License: Class A
Commercial Driver’s License: Class B
Construction Estimating
Dental Assisting and Radiology
Diesel Technician
Dietary Manager
Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship
Essential Computer Skills
Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor
HVAC Technician Level One
Lead Teacher 90 Hour Infant and Toddler Training
Lead Teacher 90 Hour Preschool Child Training
Lead Teacher 90 Hour School Age Child Training
Licensed Nurse Refresher
Medicine Aide
PC Technician
Professional Cooking Skills
Professional Human Resource Management
Veterinary Assisting
Welding for Work: MIG
Welding for Work: STICK
Welding for Work: TIGYoga Instructor

MHEC Workforce Development Scholarship: Eligible Programs

How to Apply For CEWD and MHEC Scholarships

Step 1: Create your Account

If you are a previous or current student, skip to Step 2

Go to AACC's online application.

  • Select Create Account
  • Submit Admissions Application

On the next screen, ENROLLMENT INFORMATION SECTION, enter:

  • Educational Goal: I am a visiting student or here for personal enrichment.
  • Field of Interest: Non-Degree Seeking
  • Degree/Certificate: Non-Degree Personal Enrichment
  • Academic Term: The term for you upcoming class

Within one hour after you have created your account, you should receive your MyAACC username and password information at the email address you put on your application. If you do not receive it in your personal email inbox, check your spam folder.

Step 2: Apply now on MyAACC

Visit Institutional Scholarships on our website.

  • Select Apply now on MyAACC
  • You will be asked to log in using your username and password. After logging in, click on Apply for AACC Scholarships. Select the academic year and click submit.

Scholarship Application Part B: CEWD scholarship applicants should enter:

  • Enrollment: Uncertain
  • Field of Study: Continuing Education
  • Education Goals: Learn trade and enter workforce.
  • Career Goals: Other, then enter a specific CEWD program

Note: Answer all questions. Do not leave any blanks or your application will not be reviewed. This includes the essay questions.

Step 3: Complete your FAFSA

Go to Financial Aid and Scholarships on our website.

  • Select "Complete your FAFSA"

SkillPointe Foundation Scholarships: Celebrating the Trades and Funding Training

AACC has partnered with SkillPointe, a one-stop shop for job seekers and job changers looking to find their place in skilled trades. The SkillPointe Foundation offers scholarships to students in eligible trade or technical skill programs. The SkillPointe Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for students and adults seeking education, training and/or certification in high skill jobs that do not require four-year degrees.

This scholarship is open to everyone 16 or older, of any ethnicity and educational background. U.S. citizens or legal residents whose course of study or training program includes technical school, vocational school or community college are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is exclusively for individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential or two-year degree.

Learn more and apply to the SkillPointe Foundation.

AACC Entrepreneurs Scholarship

If you want to take courses to learn how to start and better run your own business, you may be eligible for the college‚Äôs Entrepreneurs Scholarship, supported by the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation.

Learn more about the Entrepreneurs Scholarship.

Job Corps

Job Corps offers free education and vocational programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The programs are designed to help students 16 to 24 years get a better job, earn more money and take control of their future. Each year 60,000 students take advantage of the Job Corps training. Over the past five years, 82% of students that graduated from the programs began new careers, enrolled in higher education programs or enlisted in the military. 

Learn more about Job Corps.