Overview

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is a project developed by the State of Maryland to help recognize the potential and fund the education of children of members of the United States Armed Forces who either have died in the line of duty or those who suffered permanent disability due to military service.

This scholarship offers up to $19,000 per year to each of the recipients for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship money can be used to offset tuition needs as well as other related education expenses. The money awarded is based on the students’ financial need and background qualifications.

Eligibility

In order to qualify for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program, applicants one or many of the following criteria

  • The applicant must be the child of a United States Armed forces member who died while on duty or who suffered total (100%) permanent disability while discharging his duty.
  • The applicant must be a United States Armed Forces Veteran who is suffering from service related disability of 25% or greater and is no longer eligible for “federal veterans” educational benefit.
  • The applicant must be a Vietnam War POW.
  • The applicant be be either the sons or daughters of POW/MIA of the Vietnam War
  • The applicant must be the son or daughter or spouse who has not re-married of victims of the 9/11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a direct response to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Virginia Pentagon Attacks or the United Airlines Flight #93 crash.
  • The applicant must be the son or daughter or surviving spouse of the Maryland State or Local safety employees who have died in the line of duty or who have been 100% permanently disabled while in the line of duty.

Required Documentation

The following documentation must be submitted along with the application. Failure to submit these documents will mean that your application will not be considered. The documents below depend on the section or eligibility criteria under which you are applying for the scholarship

  • Completed application for the 2011-2012 academic year. Ensure that you completely fill out all the required sections.
  • Copy of your birth certificate showing names of both parents if you are the son or daughter of a deceased or 100 percent disabled military person,
  • POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict, deceased public safety employee or volunteer, or deceased victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Copies may be obtained from the State Department of Vital Records.
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if spouse of deceased public safety employee or volunteer or of deceased victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks).
  • Copy of death certificate.
  • Verification that you are 25 percent disabled from a service connected disability as a result of military service and have exhausted or are no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits.
  • Verification that death as a result of military service, or that death or 100 percent disability was in the line of duty for a public safety employee or volunteer.
  • Verification that 100 percent disability was from a service connected disability as a result of military service.

How to Apply

To apply for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program, applicants must submit a completely-filled up application form which can be downloaded from the program website, transcript of records, and other institution-specific requirements based on the college or university they are accepted to or currently enrolled in.

Scholarship Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of entries is on July 15 of each year. Application requirements can be submitted at the education institution’s financial aid office.

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