Financial Aid Grants And Scholarships - Garrett College
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Grants & Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid you typically do not have to pay back as long as you fulfill the requirements. These are available from a variety of organizations such as the federal government, Maryland, community groups, and Garrett College. Deadlines and requirements vary, so be sure to carefully read the following information.

Student Financial Assistance Programs Application Method Annual Maximum Additional Information, Eligibility & Deadlines
Federal Pell Grants FAFSA
Federal grant awarded to the students with the most financial need who do not already possess a bachelor's, graduate or professional degree.
Maryland Awards ( for program specifics please visit )
Howard P. Rawlings Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant FAFSA
Student must meet the FA award criteria in addition to completing the FAFSA after March 1st. Awarded by the colleges/institution.
Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant FAFSA
Maryland's largest financial aid program based on financial need for both low and middle-income students.
Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant FAFSA
Students must have a 2.5 high school GPA, apply as a senior in high school, complete a college prep program and comply with the verification process by April 1st of each year. Designed for low-income students.
Legislative Scholarships FAFSA
Contact your state senator and/or delegate for his/her scholarship application. Visit for contact information.
Part-Time Grant FAFSA
Must be a part-time, degree seeking undergraduate student.
Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship FAFSA
The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is available to students that plan to enroll in credit-bearing coursework at a Maryland community college. Download more information.
Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Online Application
For application and eligibility requirements visit
Washington D.C. Awards
DC College Success Foundation Scholarships FAFSA
DC Tuition Assistance Grant FAFSA
Up to $10,000 - June 30th deadline
Garrett College Scholarships
Garrett College Foundation FAFSA & Online Application
Awarded through the GC Foundation criteria for these grants and scholarships vary, including program of study or major, geographic location, financial need, full or part-time enrollment status, etc. Must complete application online Foundation Scholarship Application
Garrett County Scholarship Program FAFSA & Online Application
Provides eligible Garrett County high school graduates a student aid package that covers the cost of tuition and combined fees at Garrett College. This includes required developmental studies and up to 64 credit hours of study in the student's chosen program. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester. Follow this link for more information. Apply here.
Pay it Forward Scholarship Program Paper Application
The Pay It Forward Textbook Scholarship embraces the spirit of philanthropy, providing current scholarship recipients with the opportunity to “pay it forward”. This award covers textbooks for one full academic year. Apply here
Laker Academic Scholarship Program FAFSA
Students with a HS GPA of 2.0 and above who do not qualify for in-county tuition or have other grants and scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance. More information here.
External Scholarship Opportunities
LaLitta Nash McKaig Foundation Application
Offers a needs based scholarship for students who are residents of Bedford or Somerset County, PA; Mineral or Hampshire County, WV; or Allegany or Garrett County, MD; AND have obtained a high school education or equivalency thereof in any of these counties. Deadline is February 28th. For application information and requirements, click here
University System of Maryland Regents Scholars Program Application
Regents Scholarships have been created by the University System of Maryland's (USM) foremost benefactors. Substantial endowments are established by individuals and corporations to provide outstanding students with the financial freedom to pursue academic studies at one of the nation's finest university systems. Full and partial scholarships are available. For additional information and to apply, visit
Women’s Civic Group Application
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence. To emphasize our dedication in tackling this societal issue, GFWC implemented the Success for Survivors Scholarship in 2011. Click here for the application.

Priority Deadline



You can apply for Financial Aid at any time. GC encourages you to submit your FAFSA when it first becomes available on October 1 of each year.


Cost of Attendance

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Updated 2022-11-07