Senatorial Scholarship Requirements

The Senatorial Scholarship Program was enacted into law by the Maryland General Assembly in 1957 (§ 18-501 of the Business Article, Annotated Code of Maryland). The Senatorial Scholarship Program provides funds for enrollment in undergraduate, graduate or professional studies at approved colleges, universities and private career (or vocational) schools in the State of Maryland to eligible students.

To Be Eligible for a Senator Sarah Elfreth Scholarship, Applicants MUST:

LIVE IN THE 30th DISTRICT. Please go to  to make sure Senator Elfreth is your representative. If she is, then please submit this application. If she is not, please contact your district delegates and senator for their specific scholarship applications. The main number to the Maryland General Assembly is (301) 858 – 3000.

COMPLETE AND FILE THE APPLICATION FOR A SENATORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The application must be completed and filed by the deadline of April 1, 2019.  To be considered complete, applications must include a) your completed form b) a copy of SY18-19 transcripts, and c) your responses to two essays questions.

COMPLETE AND FILE THE FAFSA (APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID): This form may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, in high school libraries, or from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone (410) 767-3300, or . The FAFSA should be filed no later than March 1, 2019 to ensure our Scholarship Committee’s receipt of the applicant’s financial aid information in a timely manner.

PLAN TO ATTEND A MARYLAND COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOL: The applicant must attend a college, university, or private career school in the State of Maryland. The private career school must have the approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission to operate, and must be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the United States Department of Education. Applicants may be eligible for scholarship assistance to attend out-of-state colleges, universities or private career schools if they are enrolling in an academic program which is not offered in a Maryland college, university, or private career school. For further information, contact Mr. Carl Brooks, Program Administrator for District 30, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Phone (410) 767-3245, or .

PLAN TO ATTEND SCHOOL FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME: Full-time attendance is defined as 12 credits per semester for undergraduate and 9 credits per semester for graduate students. Part-time attendance is defined as 6 to 11 credits per semester for undergraduates and 6 to 8 credits per semester for graduate students.

Selection Criteria:  Selection is based on a combination of factors.  All eligible applicants will be reviewed by scholarship committee. All students are encouraged to apply.

Senator Sarah Elfreth wishes you the best in your academic endeavors!!!

Scholarship Application

You can access the application through the online application or download a copy of the pdf using the links below. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019.

Online Application

Application PDF (download)

Completed applications must be submitted (or postmarked) by the Monday April 1, 2019 deadline. You can submit your application through one of the methods below

  1. E-mail to

  2. Fax to our office at 410-841-3156

  3. Mailed to our office address

Senator Sarah Elfreth

11 Bladen Street, Room 103

Annapolis, MD 21401-1991