The following are some of the scholarships available specifically to residents of Maryland.
Maryland Higher Education Commission, State Scholarship Administration, Jeffrey Building, 2nd Floor, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, Md. 21401, 974-5370, offers:
* The Professional School Scholarship. Offered to those attending professional and law schools of either the University of Maryland or the University of Baltimore, as well as nursing students attending any state school. Average award of $200- $400. Deadline March 1. Financial aid form required.
* Distinguished Scholar awards. Application in spring of junior year of high school required. National Merit and National Achievement finalists receive awards of $3,000. Gifted and talented applicants receive additional awards. Applicants must attend degree-granting institutions in Maryland.
* The Tolbert Grant. Applicants must be nominated by a private career or technical school in Maryland. There are 100-200 recipients. Amounts awarded vary. Rolling deadlines in summer, fall and spring.
* The Family Practice Medical Scholarships. For full-time graduate students who are residents of Maryland. Recipients must attend the University of Maryland at Baltimore, will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years, and must be willing to enter family practice and serve three years in Maryland.
* Senatorial Scholarships. Renewable. Based on financial need and discretion of state senatorial offices. Financial aid form must be filed by March 1.
* General State Scholarship. For full-time undergraduates. Amount based on degree of financial need. 90 percent to Maryland institutions, 10 percent to institutions in reciprocating states. March 1 deadline.
* Edward Conroy Grant. For disabled public safety employees, children of prisoners of war, dependents of military and public safety personnel deceased or disabled in the line of duty. Amount of award up to $2,400 per year. Number of awards varies. Rolling deadline.
* Also available: House of Delegates scholarships, Loan Assistance Repayment Program, Maryland State nursing scholarships, physical and occupational therapist and assistants scholarships and child care provider scholarships.
The Paul Douglas Scholarship is a federal program administered by the state for students who plan to become teachers.
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016-8001, (202) 885-6100, administers the Charles A. Norwood Memorial Scholarship. The number and amount of awards vary from year to year. Applicants must be legal residents of Maryland.
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland, 5205 East Drive, Suite R-1, Baltimore, Md. 21227 sponsors the children and youth scholarship for children of veterans. One scholarship awarded each year. Award $2,000. Applicants must attend a college in Maryland and major in arts, sciences, busi ness and public administration, edu cation or home economics. Renew able for four years with new application. Also offers $1,000 nursing scholarship to the daughter of a veteran. Renewable, with application, for three years.
German Society of Maryland, P.O. Box 22585, Baltimore, Md., 21203-4585, (410) 685-0450, awards scholar ships to residents of Maryland who can prove their German ancestry. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher; a transcript, and the Princeton financial aid form. Applicants must also have a 3.0 grade point average. The number and amounts of the award vary.
Maryland Association of Private Career Schools, P.O. Box 209, Severna Park, Md. 21146, sponsors the Maryland Association of Private Career Schools Scholarship. Number of awards varies. Open to all graduating seniors in the state, with awards based on both academic achievement and financial need. Average award $1,200. Deadline March 1. Call (410) 974-4473.
American Legion, Department of Maryland, War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, Md. 21202, (410) 752-3104, administers General Scholarships. About five scholarships awarded each year. Average award $500. Based on both academic accomplishment and financial need. Deadline Feb. 1.
Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652, (814) 643-4310, sponsors the J. Walter Englar Fund. Number of awards and amount varies. For upperclassmen who are students at Juniata College only. Deadline Feb. 15. Applicants must be Maryland residents.
Robert Dean Stethem Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be citizens in the upper fifth of class who are planning to major in engineering. One-year award of $1,000. Recipients may re-apply for junior year but must have a major in marine science/engineering. Administered by the Charles County Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box D, La Plata, Maryland 20646. (410) 932-6610. Application request should be made by mail. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Allegany County/Garrett County
Pittsburgh National Bank, C and I Trust Dept., One Oliver Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15265, (412) 762-3706, administers the McKaig Foundation Scholarships. Number of awards varies. Average award $300-$2,500. Deadline May 30. Applicants must be residents of a six-county area including Allegany and Garrett counties in Maryland.
Anne Arundel County
American Business Women's Association sponsors scholarships for female residents of Maryland seeking a business or %o professional career. Selection based on financial need and scholastic standing. Applicants need not be members or dependents of members of the chapter. There are three chapters in Anne Arundel County which offer awards to county residents: South River chapter, P.O. Box 232, Edgewater, Md., 21037; Severn River chapter, P.O. Box 119, Severna Park, Md. 21146; and Maryland Capital chapter, P.O. Box 6337, Annapolis, Md., 21401. There are other chapters across the state. Check with school counselors for applications.
The CollegeBound Foundation awards "last dollar" grants to Baltimore City public high school graduates whose family contribution and financial aid package total less than the cost of attending college. Must submit a CollegeBound grant application, financial aid form or report and a copy of the financial award letter from the college student plans to attend. Notify CollegeBound if you haven't received college's award letter by June 5. Application will be considered only after all documents are on file. Bring a copy of the award letter to your CollegeBound advisor or send to: CollegeBound Foundation, 204 East Lombard Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, Md. 21202. Phone number is (410) 783-2905.
CollegeBound also administers the Alice Pinderhughes scholarship for Baltimore city public school students who plan to pursue a career in education. Contact the foundation for details.
The Baltimore City Public Schools administer the following scholarships:
*David E. Weglein Scholarships: Under the terms of the last will and testament of Dr. David E. Weglein, superintendent of public instruction in the Baltimore public schools from 1925 to 1946, a scholarship fund was established to provide an opportunity for graduates of the public high schools in Baltimore who, for financial reasons, would be unable to continue their education on the collegiate level. For tuition only. Sixteen non- renewable scholarships, each with a minimum value of $400.
*Baltimore City Scholarships: The Board of Estimates authorized the establishment of the Baltimore City Scholarship Fund to provide financial awards to graduates of the public schools in Baltimore. The scholarship program was financed with fines levied against unions or union officers in respect to strikes against the city in 1974. The sum available for the 1991 graduates is derived from interest income on the capital investment. Forty non-renewable scholarships. Value of award $500.
*Wiley Daniels Scholarship: In 1978, the staffs of WJZ-TV and WWIN radio established a scholarship fund in memory of the late television personality Wiley Daniels. Awarded to a graduate of the public school system who plans to study communications. Non-renewable scholarship. Amount of award $600.
*Crew-Wilkes Scholarship: Dr. John L. Crew Sr., city school superintendent from 1975 to 1982, established a scholarship fund from which awards are to be made annually to students graduating from a citywide school or from a comprehensive school. The two students selected must excel in academic subjects, exhibit potential leadership ability and plan to attend either Morgan State University or the University of Maryland College Park. The value of each of the non-renewable awards is $600.
*Maxwell House Coffee Scholarships: This privately administered program provides financial awards to students who demonstrate average or above average academic ability and community involvement. Students must be nominated by their high school counselor. Total of five awards. For graduates of the Baltimore City Public Schools who plan to attend one of the colleges participating in the Maxwell House Coffee Historically Black Colleges Fair. The four-year total value of each scholarship is $4,000.
*Rebecca E. Carroll Scholarship. This scholarship fund was established in the spring of 1981 to perpetuate the work of Dr. Rebecca E. Carroll, a former deputy superintendent of the city schools. An award is made annually to a public school graduate who excels academically and presents evidence of community involvement. The recipient must enroll in Morgan State University. The value of this non-renewable scholarship is $600.
All awards are for Baltimore city public school students only. Application materials will be available at all city public high schools in March. All programs are coordinated by the Office of Guidance Services, Division of Instruction, (410) 396-8911.
Washington & Lee University has two scholarships -- the Baltimore Honor Scholarship sponsored by Baltimore alumni and the Joseph Keelty Scholarship -- for students from Baltimore or the Baltimore area. Both require special application by Jan. 15. For full tuition without consideration of financial need. Awarded in alternate years. Also available some years are the Ralph C. Kemp and the Bernice and Donald S. Levinson scholarships. Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va. 24450. (703) 463-8710.
Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation, 7901 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Md. 20707, offers a total of two $500 scholarships a year. Applicants must be enrolled in selected Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel or Howard County high schools within the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. Contact guidance counselor for application. Recipients chosen by the schools.
The Charles County Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box D, La Plata, Md. 20646, (410) 932-6610, administers the following scholarships for students who are residents of Charles County. Application requests should be made by mail. Deadline for applying for awards is April 1. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Separate applications must be made for each scholarship:
* Charles County Scholarship Fund. General Scholarship amount $500.
* Edward Rorer Memorial Scholarship is for Charles County Vocational-Technical Center students only. Amount is $500.
* Harold Allen Levy Scholarship is for students applying to Charles County Community College. Preference given to minority applicants. Amount is $500 per semester.
* Shelby Stephen Bowles Scholarship is for a graduating senior from Charles County school system with a history of respiratory illness. Written independent proof from a medical doctor stating applicant has chronic respiratory problem, type of problem, and how long applicant has been afflicted is required. Amount is $500, tuition and books only.
* The Patricia Suggs Weiers Memorial Scholarship is intended to recognize creativity as well as dramatic achievement. Amount is $250.
lTC * Norma Killen Scott Memorial Music Scholarship, for any student who has been accepted at a four-year college or university with a major or minor in music. Financial need will be a factor. First place -- $300; second place -- $150.
* Zonta of Charles County Scholarship for the purpose of furthering women in business. Must be used at Charles County Community College. Amount is $1,000.
* Katherine D. Racey Memorial Scholarship. For any student entering a four-year college or university with a major in math education. Must be a student from Lackey or McDonough high schools. Amount is $500.
* Charles County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship for student who will attend Charles County Community College, major in business curriculum, prove financial need and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. Amount is $500.
* Charles County Teacher Education Assistance Scholarship for students majoring in education who plan to teach in Charles County. Amount is $1,000.
* Stephen Starkey Memorial Scholarship. For seniors from Charles County high schools. An eligible student who will attend West Virginia University will be given preference. Amount is $1,000.
Frederick County Holstein Club, 7816 Black Mill Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788 sponsors the Frederick County Holstein Club scholarship. One scholarship awarded each year. Average award $500. Deadline July 1. Applicants must be high school seniors in Frederick County planning to major in agriculture or a related field.
Loats Foundation sponsors the Loats Foundation Scholarship. The number and amount of awards vary. Deadline Feb. 28. Preference to applicants with one or two deceased parents and financial need. Student must be resident of Frederick County. Applications available through college financial aid offices at the school the student is planning to attend. Participating institutions include the University of Maryland, UMBC, Hood College, Frostburg State University, Western Maryland College, Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary's.
Montgomery CountyRockville Chamber of Commerce, Rockville, Md. (301) 424-9300, sponsors the Rockville Scholarship Foundation. Number and amount of awards vary. Deadline Feb. 17. Applications may be obtained at Rockville Chamber of Commerce, high school careers centers, financial aid office of Montgomery College and Rockville City Hall. Applicants must be Rockville residents; there is no age limit.
Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, Md. 20852, (301) 881-3700, sponsors the Irene Stambler Vocational Opportunities Grant Program. Number of awards varies. Average award up to $2,500. For Jewish women who are recently divorced, separated or widowed. Applicants must have specific, feasible vocational plans that can be implemented within two years.
The Jewish Social Service Agency also offers other financial need basis scholarships, including the Jewish Undergraduate Scholarship Fund worth up to $3,500 per year. Applicants must be residents of Washington, D.C. and its suburbs.
Prince George's County
Prince George's County Scholarship Fund, Crossland High School, 6901 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills, Md. 20748 administers a variety of scholarships for Prince George's county residents only. Write to the address above or see your public high school guidance counselor for an application, available about Jan. 15. Only one application necessary for each student; every applicant will be considered for all scholarships. Deadline April 2.
* Retired Teachers Association of Prince George's County offers two scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.
* Iverson Mall Merit Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,000 each, with preference to students living in southern Prince George's County.
* The Annabelle Ferguson Scholarship. One scholarship awarded each year. Average award $500. Preference given to seniors applying from Bowie, Duval, Fairmont Heights, Forestville, Largo or Suitland high schools.
* The Francis Hill Lynch Memorial Scholarships. Two scholarships awarded each year. Average award $1,000. One award for vocal student, one for instrumental student. Applicants must be in county honors chorus or county youth orchestra.
* The Rae Brown Scholarship. One scholarship awarded each year. Average award $1,000. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Preference to female students active in track and especially cross country.
* The Jack Willard Scholarship. One scholarship awarded each year. Average award $500. Applicants must be graduates of Prince George's County high schools and must have two varsity letters.
* General Scholarships. Number of awards varies. Average award $500 per year, renewable for four years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
* William F. Schmidt Scholarship. Two $500 scholarships awarded to nursing and education majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.