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Maryland Correctional Administrators Association Scholarship Program
The Maryland Correctional Administrators Association presents its annual scholarship programs for professional development grant and college:
The Professional Development Grant is to be used for programs such as training programs, professional seminars. It is not to be used to pursue advanced education degrees (undergraduate or post graduate). The Association established this program in an effort to assist Corrections Professionals throughout the State of Maryland in developing and furthering their expertise and capabilities in this most challenging career field programs other than academic programs. Funds from this grant program may be requested for individual use or to provide training/instruction to a group of Correctional Professional and may only be used for registration, tuition, fees and books directly related to the approved program/event.
The Association established the Memorial College Scholarship Program in an effort to encourage and assist college level students in pursing a career in the field of Corrections or closely related Criminal Justice Professions. Funds awarded from this program are paid directly to the Institution and may be used for tuition, books, fees and registration only. For graduating High School Seniors there is an additional requirement. Along with the completed Scholarship Application Form these applicants must submit three letters of recommendation: two (2) from Academic Instructors and one (1) from a High School Counselor. All letters should include the name, address and phone numbers of the writer.
The original application along with seven (7) copies must be received (postmarked) by May 1, 2013. All applications must be signed by an MCAA sponsoring member to be valid. If you wish to be notified that your application package has been received, please enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard with you package. Mail application package to:
MCAA Memorial Scholarship Committee
Notification of awards will be mailed to recipients by May 20, 2013.
When filling out this application be as complete and thorough as possible. If at any time there are any questions concerning the application process or if additional information is required, contact Milton Crump via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-508-6121. If the program for which grant funds are requested has promotional/information literature or brochures, please include one copy of each.
It is important for all applicants to know that the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association does not discriminate for any reason including: age, ethnic background, gender, religious, belief, disability or educational level.
Again, the Association thanks you for your interest in this program and wishes you well in this and all future endeavors in the field of Corrections.
Be advised – Applications not meeting these requirements will not be considered
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As with many scholarship and grant application processes, there are always several frequently asked questions.
Q. How do I find out who’s an MCAA member?
A. You may check with the managing authority (e.g. warden, assistant warden, facility administrator, detention center warden/ superintendent) of your institution, or your agency head. Only a current member may sign as a sponsor. Current members have been issued membership cards.
Q. How important is it to have a current member sponsor me?
A. It is part of the verification process with regard to whether you are an eligible candidate. Without the sponsor signature, or if the sponsor is not current, your application will not be considered.
Q. Which application do I complete?
A. If you are applying for advanced education assistance, complete the scholarship application. If you are seeking funds for professional development in specific areas or skill and trade enhancement, complete the grant application.
Q. What happens if I don’t submit all the materials required?
A. Your application will not be considered if not submitted as required. Applications without complete information, the appropriate signatures or copies will not be considered.
Q. How much money is awarded?
A. Currently the association seeks to award as many scholarships and grants possible.
Q. How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship or grant?
A. You will receive written notification.
Q. Can I change schools once my scholarship application has been submitted?
A. No, if you’ve applied to several schools list all those applied to on your application.
Q. If I received an award previously do I automatically receive an award during the next application period?
A. No, you must continue to apply during each award period and your application must meet the requirements for consideration. Your application will be considered with all others received.
Q. Who makes the final decision about the scholarship or professional grant award?
A. The Memorial Scholarship Committee
The Maryland Correctional Administrators Association seeks to assist those individuals pursuing advanced education and professional development in the field(s) of and related to criminal justice. The awarding of scholarships and professional development grants are not based upon, race, creed, religion, or gender.
See Scholarship recipients from previous years
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