Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs

These scholarship programs are available for CCBC students who are:
  • The son, daughter, stepchild, or the surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service-connected 100% permanent disability as result of military service;
  • A veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25% or greater, as a result of military service, and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits;
  • The son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania;
  • A POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son, daughter, or stepchild and was a resident of this State at the time the person was declared to be a prisoner of war or missing in action;
  • The son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who died in the line of duty or who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty; or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty;
  • A veteran, as defined under § 9–901 of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, who either suffers a service connected disability of 25% or greater and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits;
  • The son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a school employee who, as a result of an act of violence either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled.

NOTE: A public safety employee or volunteer must have been a resident of Maryland at the time of death or when declared 100 percent disabled. A veteran applicant must have a disability of 25 percent or greater and have exhausted, or no longer be eligible for, federal veterans' educational benefits.

Criteria and award information

Applicants, and their parents if dependent, must be residents of Maryland and attend a Maryland post-secondary institution. The Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship award covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at the institution you attend, but cannot exceed $10,085 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Award amounts may not reflect subsequent tuition and fee increases made throughout the academic year.

The total dollar amount of all state scholarship awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's Financial Aid office, or $19,000, whichever is less. Awards to the sons, daughters or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks may not exceed $19,000 when combined with any other scholarships received by a student. The award is based on the student's status as a child or spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Awards may be held for five years of full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or eight years of part-time (6 - 11.5 credits per semester) attendance or a combination of both. Recipients may attend at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.

Application process

First-time applicants for the scholarship must submit the Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship application form with all required documentation to CCBC by July 15, 2016. Late applications will not be considered because of limited funding.

NOTE: Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.