College of Southern Maryland students can search more than 39 scholarships for matches to their backgrounds and financial needs in a wide variety of academic programs using CSMs Online Scholarship Finder for the 2011-12 academic year through May 31.
Weve had a great response in numbers of scholarship applications since Scholarship Finder opened in February, said Martina Arnold, CSM development director. There is money available for all students in a variety of programs of study so we are encouraging students to apply right up to the deadline. The online application process guides students directly to scholarships for which they are most eligible and allows them to apply for multiple scholarships with one unified application. Students can apply at their convenience as the site operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Students register at http://www.csmd.edu/financial/scholarships/ and use the online scholarship application system to answer questions pertaining to their education (such as high school, year of graduation, etc.), finances (income, work status), county residence, responsibilities (dependents, volunteer activities, etc.) and educational goals (intended major, program of study, projected graduation date, etc.). The system then takes the students answers and matches them to scholarships available only through the CSM Foundation.
Now in its third year, the online service provides a vehicle for students to apply for multiple scholarships, said CSM Director of Financial Assistance Chris Zimmermann. Last year, more than 850 students applied for 43 separate scholarships and we were able to award in excess of $103,736. We hope to see an increase in applicants this upcoming academic year, he added.
To use CSMs Scholarship Finder visit www.csmd.edu/financial/scholarships/. For information on scholarships and financial aid assistance at CSM, call 301-934-7531 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7531.
For information on contributing to the CSM Foundation scholarship fund, visit http://www.csmd.edu/foundation/.
Not all Foundation scholarships can be applied for through Scholarship Finder. To see a listing of all scholarships awarded for the 2010-11 academic year, visit http://bit.ly/haGhlr.