This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year's scholarship is set at $1,000.
Who is eligible?
In order to qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:
A) Must be a current resident of the state of Maryland;
B) Must be a junior or senior at a Maryland high school, or currently attending (or plan to attend) an accredited Maryland post-secondary school (college, university, trade school, or medical school);
C) Must be the first person in his/her immediate family who will be attending a Maryland accredited post-secondary school (as defined above). "Immediate family" is defined as consisting of direct family lineage, such as brothers/sisters, mothers/fathers, and grandparents on either mother's or father's side.
D) Must be planning to enter a medical or medical-related field. Medical or medical-related filed shall mean the professional work of a duly licensed medical practitioner; this includes, but is not limited to, nurses, laboratory scientists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and bioengineers . This does not include administrative services such as secretarial or sales careers.
E) Must be attending, or planning to attend, a Maryland post-secondary institution or medical training school (i.e. Medix School or qualified nursing program).
How do I apply?
A) Complete the Scholarship application form that follows this page.
B) Write a one page essay on the topic provided in the space provided. This may be typed or handwritten. If typed, it must be single spaced 12 point font with 1" margins.
C) Mail the completed application packet to:
The Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
5516 Maudes Way
White Marsh, MD 21162
You may also e-mail the application and essay. Applications can be scanned and sent via e-mail, and the essays may be submitted with the application via Microsoft Word. The application and essay should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "Scholarship Application" as the subject.
D) Applications MUST be postmarked (or e-mailed) on or by February 25th.
E) The winner will be notified via mail and e-mail in mid-March.