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Outside Scholarship Disclaimer: Montgomery College publicizes information from various businesses, foundations, and civic organizations about scholarships they offer to students. The College is not affiliated with these groups and does not endorse their products or services. Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. The links are active at the time the information was received. If you find a link not working, please try to search by the name of the scholarship and also alert our office.

The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programnew window: Scholarship is open from January 23, 2022 until March 5, 2022. To qualify for The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programs (Vietnamese-American and Non-Vietnamese-American), applicants must live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and enroll in the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College, Montgomery College, or Virginia Commonwealth University.  (Consideration will also be given to applicants living outside this area.) Please see the additional qualificationsnew window for more information. 

Herb Block Foundation Scholarshipsnew window—Deadlines: June 1 for fall semester and November 10 for spring semester. Established in 2005, The Herb Block Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school graduates, community college students, and adult learners who wish to continue their studies at Washington, D.C. area community colleges. 

LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship—Deadline: 20th of each month. Entrants must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (e.g., a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) and must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. Entrants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent)  and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)new window—Provides information on how students can register to determine if they qualify for any of the more than 400 scholarships, internships, and fellowship programs that UNCF offers. All students of color, including Hispanic, Asian and Native American students can apply.  For additional information visit the website, then select “for students” and “scholarships” to start the registration process).

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Distinguished Public Service Scholarshipnew window - Deadline: Friday,  February 18, 2022. The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fundnew window, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. Since 2013, FAPAC has awarded scholarships to AAPI students who are interested in public service, exhibit academic excellence, and demonstrate a continuous effort to foster diversity and inclusion in AAPI communities. The scholarship is presented in honor of AAPI leaders whose dedication and efforts in public service have opened doors for many others.


  • Open to all college students of AAPI heritage with U. S. citizenship
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Degree-seeking students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Not open to previous scholarship winners and children of FAPAC Officers

2022 AFCEA Central Maryland Jeremy A. Pinkerton Cyber Scholarship Award new window- Deadline March 1, 2022. The AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter Educational Foundation (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) seeks to recognize college students in their freshman, sophomore or junior year who have shown an aptitude for cyber security and who have dealt with academic adversity in their life. They must show how they are overcoming academic adversity to accomplish their career goal.


  • Be a well-rounded full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year at any university or college in Maryland who has shown an aptitude for cyber security and has dealt with academic adversity.
  • Be a current student or accepted as a transfer student for the following fall semester at any university or college in Maryland.
  • Be working towards a B.S. or a B.A. degree with a declared major in Computer Science with a focus on Cyber Security or other cyber related areas of study supportive of national defense.
  • Stay in a field of study supportive of national defense through graduation.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, with demonstrated improvement over time.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization) (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : PEO provides educational grants (scholarships) and loans to women in all aspects of their collegiate experience. See PEO Project and Philanthropiesnew window for more information. 

Lockheed Martin  Vocational Scholarshipnew window- Deadline April 1, 2022
Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship program is awarding $6,600 to up to 150 students!  See attached flyers for scholarship criteria and information.

Lockheed Martin  STEM Scholarshipnew window- Deadline April 1, 2022
Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship program awards hundreds of renewable $10,000 scholarships to students seeking 4-year  STEM degrees in engineering, computer science and physics.  See attached flyers for scholarship criteria and information.

ESFCU-Support Education Foundation-Community College Scholarship- Deadline April 1, 2022

  • Applicants must be a membernew window of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
  • A full-time community college student attending College of Southern Maryland, Montgomery College or Prince George’s Community College and returning for the following academic school year at the same school
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA