Have fun—and learn—at the University of Maryland April 28
Every spring on Maryland Day, the university opens the campus to its neighbors and friends. This year, Maryland Day is Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 4 pm. Games, booths, tours, performances—every department from dance to physics shows its stuff. It's fun and interesting for folks of all ages. And it's free. Just come down Route 1 and take a look. More details are located at www.marylandday.umd.edu.
Reminder: scholarships to college
Each senator and delegate is allocated funds for scholarships to students in our district who attend Maryland colleges. There are so many deserving students in Beltsville. With college tuition a struggle for many families, we need to do everything we can to help hard-working students get a good education. We can't help everyone with Senatorial Scholarships, but we can certainly help some.
To apply online for a 2018-2019 Senate Scholarship, students should visit www.21stDistrictDelegation.com/college-scholarships. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 13. A separate Delegate Scholarship application from Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, and Ben Barnes is on that page as well with a Monday, April 2, deadline. Information on other financial aid for Maryland college students can be found at www.mhec.state.md.us.
More help paying for college
Saving for college is a challenge for many families. That's why the state of Maryland and Maryland 529 want to help Maryland families through the Save4College State Contribution Program. The program is designed to help lower- to middle-income families in Maryland save money for higher education. Individuals who open or have opened a new Maryland College Investment Plan (MCIP) after December 31, 2016, file an application prior to June 1, 2018, and make at least the minimum contribution ($25-$250 based on taxable income) to the account may receive a $250 contribution from the state. Applications must be submitted prior to June 1, 2018. Learn more at maryland529.com/MDMatch250, call 888.4MD.GRAD (888.463.4723) and select option 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can help you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301-858-3141.