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Apply for Delegate Henson's Legislative Scholarship

To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must plan to attend a Maryland college or university, or a private career school. Private career schools must have the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s approval to operate and be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the US. Department of Education. You may also attend a nursing school if the Commission approves the curriculum. Students may attend full or part-time.

If your major is not offered at a Maryland institution of higher education, you may apply for a unique major designation that would allow you to use our Delegate Scholarship funds for an out-of-state school.

The scholarship application must be thoroughly completed and returned with all the required documentation (e.g. transcript, letters of recommendation and essay.) to my office by April 30, 2022 at the address appended below. You may also scan and forward the application to me via email at:

Delegate Shaneka Henson ATTN: Legislative Scholarship Program
House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 154
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

We require that at least one of your letters of recommendation be from either a work supervisor, school faculty member, community leader, clergy or professor. Letters cannot be provided by family or friends. The letters must include contact information for your recommender and be on official letterhead if from your school.

Please be advised that the Delegate Shaneka Henson Legislative Scholarship monies are awarded on an “as needed basis”. Information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to help determine need. The completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is required by March 1st, 2022. The FAFSA is available and can be submitted online at You do not have to provide us with a copy of your completed FAFSA form, we will automatically access it electronically upon your completion. The Delegate Scholarship is only for a single academic year. Even if you have previously received a Delegate Scholarship you must reapply each year.

It is my honor to serve the constituents of District 30A in such an impactful way, and my pleasure to assist you in meeting your academic goals. For more information on the legislative scholarship program, and other financial assistance programs run by the State of Maryland, please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Programs and Applications webpage at Should you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please contact my office at 410-841-3045 or via email at

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