Graduate Level State Scholarships

Considered to be gift aid, scholarships are an attractive way to pay for college because they do not have to be repaid.  Awards may range from a few hundred dollars to paying full tuition. 

The following are State Scholarships offered through Notre Dame of Maryland University:

Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

    • Available to registered nurses who are pursuing the graduate education necessary to be considered qualified nursing faculty at a Maryland higher education institution with the commitment of sponsorship and faculty mentoring from the Dean or Director of a School of Nursing.
    • Equals the amount of tuition and mandatory fees not to exceed $13,000 per academic year ($6,500/semester, fall and spring) and will be prorated for part-time recipients.  The award is renewable for a maximum amount of $26,000. Award recipients may request summer funding, as long as the total amount of funding for the academic year does not exceed $13,000.  Summer funding requests must be in writing and be received by MD Office of Student Financial Assistance by April 1 of each year.Summer awards are subject to the availability of funds. 
    • Award is not based on financial need.
    • Apply online at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us.
Graduate and Professional Scholarship
    • Available to degree-seeking graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in nursing and Pharmacy students
    • The minimum award is $1,000 per year and the maximum award is $5,000 per year. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
    • Financial need is required.
    • Office of Financial Aid will award eligible students randomly.
Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to eligible:

    • Applicants must be the son, daughter, stepchild or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who died or suffered a serviced connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service.
    • Applicant must be a veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans education benefits.
    • Applicants must be the son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or the crash of the United Airlines Flight 93.
    • Applicant must be a POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son, daughter or stepchild.
    • Applicant must be the son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who died on the line of duty or who was 100% disabled in the line of duty.
    • Applicant must be a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100% disabled in the line of duty.
    • Son or daughter or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a school employee who, as a result of an act of violence either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled.

NOTE: Applicants must be Maryland resident, with the exception of a spouse, son or daughter if a Maryland state or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty.

Award Amount: Equal to tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,900.

How to Apply: Applications are sent from the Office of Financial Aid via NDM email and are available online.

NOTE: Award is not based on financial need

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by July 15.