Scholarships and Financial Aid for Continuing Education Students

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CSM Foundation Scholarships

Financial assistance is available through the CSM Foundation for all eligible students enrolled in selected career development training courses.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet certain criteria. Scholarships do not include the cost of books or outside expenses. Scholarships are based on funding availability.

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Additional Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

This opportunity, funded by the state of Maryland, provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate program at CSM.  Please click the link for more information on eligible programs, eligibility guidelines, and application.

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The following Continuing Education Career Starter Training Programs have received VA approval:

For information regarding your VA Benefits, please visit our Veteran & Military Support Services.

Check with your employer to see if all or part of your educational costs can be paid up front, or if it is possible to obtain reimbursement after successful completion. Please see the Third Party or Employer Paid Registration page for more information.

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) addresses the needs of jobseekers through establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market.

Please visit the Southern Maryland Job Source website for your county's Job Source Center location and contact information.

The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is a last dollar award, available to students who plan to enroll in credit-bearing coursework leading to a vocational certificate, certificate, or an associate degree; or in a sequence of credit or non-credit courses that leads to licensure or certification. 

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The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due to COVID-19, and is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The GEER scholarship for continuing education students is meant to assist students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, specifically those that are unemployed, under employed and /or changing careers due to the impact of the pandemic. Based upon need and the availability of other funding support CSM will award full and/or partial scholarship to those individuals seeking non-credit training in programs leading to an industry recognized credential or license.

To be considered, you must fill out a Non-Credit CSM Foundation Scholarship.  You may then complete the additional questions pertaining to the GEER Scholarship.

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