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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.

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).


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.


Generation Hope - window - Applications due April 1, 2023, Apply by February 1, 2023 for priority consideration and early notification. Scholar Recruitment Flyer 2022 (Updated Branding) (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)
Who is eligible for Generation Hope? 

You must be a teen parent (defined as pregnant/expecting by age 19) and 25 or younger at the time of application
•  You must be raising or actively involved in your child's life (defined by regular support and care of your child)
• You must be attending -or planning to attend- college starting the Fall semester in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and seeking an undergraduate two or four-year degree
• You must be a US Citizen, legal US Resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
• You must submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of FAFSA submission, or DACA supplement
•  You must be planning to take a minimum of 6 credits each semester. 


Se Foundation-Community College Scholarshipnew window- Deadline April 1, 2023

Eligibility requirements:
• 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
Additional information can be found here: window


The Raina J. Evans Foundation Scholarship- window-   Deadline May 31, 2023
Our requirements and priorities are:
·         Currently enrolled full time with a min GPA 3.0. Higher priority will be given to outstanding students.
·         At least 18 credit-hours of academic progress minimum, with 6 hours in STEM courses
·         Priority for those who have decided to return to school to renew academics
·         Essay of 500 words maximum explaining why you are returning to school and what your future plans are.
·         Submit documents via email on or before May 31, 2023.


Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc 2023-Potomac-Valley-Alumnae-Scholarship-Application (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)  - window Deadline April 9, 2023.

1. Be an adult at least 5 years out of high school.

2. All adult learning candidates must be a resident currently living in HOC housing or have a
HOC voucher for a city within the chapter’s service areas: Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase,
Darnestown, Seneca, Poolesville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, or Rockville.

3. Plan to be enrolled in an accredited institution by Fall 2023, seeking a Certificate’s,
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.