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420 Scholarships Awarded AnnuallyWe Offer Hundreds of Scholarships Every Year

In the past 10 years, the CSM Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to more than 3,000 students.


The Scholarship Finder is Open
2018-2019 Academic Year!

Applications will be accepted through May 31.
Students are encouraged to apply early for best consideration.


But First, FAFSA:

March 1 is the priority deadline for FAFSA. Every student must
submit their FAFSA in order to apply for scholarships. Learn more.


How to Apply

NEW AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

  1. Before you can apply for scholarships, you must first apply for admission
  2. If you haven't already, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to College of Southern Maryland (CSM FAFSA School code is 002064). Click here for instructions.
  3. You will receive your admissions letter via email which includes your new my.CSMD username and password. Please sign in to Scholarship Finder using your my.CSMD information.
  4. Complete the General and Conditional Applications.
  5. Once the applications are complete, check the opportunities page so you can complete any additional supplemental scholarship questions for additional specific opportunities.

CURRENT STUDENTS

  1. If you haven't already, submit your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to College of Southern Maryland (CSM FAFSA School code is 002064). Click here for instructions.
  2. Sign in to Scholarship Finder using your my.CSMD username and password.
  3. Complete the General and Conditional Applications.
  4. Once the applications are complete, check the opportunities page so you can complete any additional supplemental scholarship questions for additional specific opportunities.

Have Questions? Check out our Scholarship Finder FAQs.


One Application, 200+ Scholarships

AUTO-APPLY 

With improved program capabilities, applying for CSM scholarships is more streamlined and easier than ever. Enhanced program features include the following:

  • Auto-apply feature that will ensure that you apply for every scholarship for which you qualify (some scholarships have additional questions or have supplemental required information)
  • Auto-fill feature that will automatically import your CSM academic record into the online scholarship application

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students applying for CSM scholarships must complete the following steps:

  • Students must have a valid e-mail address on file with CSM, as scholarship notification decisions will be sent via the e-mail address on file with CSM. If you need to provide or update your e-mail address, please complete the update Contact Information Form, available here.
  • Scholarships may require verification of previous grades. 

    • If you have never enrolled as a degree seeking student at CSM (current high school or incoming transfer students): You may need to submit an academic transcript from your current institution. You can submit an unofficial transcript to complete the online application process. The transcript can be uploaded directly into the online scholarship application.
    • Current or previous CSM students: Upon submission of your FAFSA, your CSM academic record will be automatically uploaded into the online scholarship application. You do not need to provide further proof of CSM academic grades. If you have taken classes at another institution after your most recent semester at CSM, you will need to upload an unofficial transcript from your other institution.

  • Scholarships may require letters of recommendation or reference letters. Applicants can upload reference letters directly into the scholarship application.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you letter to the donors associated with the scholarship. Click here to download Thank You Letter Guidelines.

Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.