Renewing Your Scholarship

Current Rise Up Hagerstown scholarship recipients are encouraged to reapply annually for scholarship funds while continuing their approved program of study. Renewal scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to $1500.00 per academic year to approved candidates.

 

Continue the Journey!

Apply to Renew Today 

(Current scholarship recipients only,

first-time applicants visit the main scholarship page)

Save Time & Apply to Renew Online Today

(Current scholarship recipients only,

first time applicants visit the main scholarship page)

Dates and Deadlines:

Two application opportunities to renew your scholarship this year. The current renewal application deadline is June 15th. A second renewal application opportunity will run from late August through November 6th. Be sure to apply so that your scholarship funds don't run out.

 

Application Period: March 1st - June 15th

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021 (email or postmark date must be on or before this date)

Scholarship Interviews: July 17th, 2021

Announcement of Award(s): July 24th, 2021

Scholarship Orientation: July 31st, 2021 (for those awarded a scholarship renewal)

*Rise Up Hagerstown renewal scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $1500.00 per school year.

**Current recipients are encouraged to apply for a renewal scholarship each year in their approved program of study. ***Renewal applicants must be currently enrolled at their school of choice and in good standing with their school, and maintaining a satisfactory GPA per the school's standards. 

How to Apply: 

Applicants will be evaluated on each component of their submission. All applicants are to submit the following:

1. Complete scholarship renewal application form which includes the following:

  • Short answer response as to how you renewing your scholarship will benefit you along with how the past year(s) of studies have challenged you and prepared you for a brighter future. Space for response is included in the application, if more space is needed you can attach additional pages. (Minimum 2 sentences, no maximum limit)

 

  • Short answer response detailing some hardships you have overcame in your life regarding poverty, legal difficulties/incarceration, substance abuse/addiction, or history of trauma and how you overcame these struggles to become the person you are today. Space for response is included in the application, if more space is needed you can attach additional pages. (Minimum 4 sentences, no maximum limit)

 

  • Three (3) character references (not related to you) that are aware of your journey and success in overcoming. References could include but aren’t limited to case managers, professional/educational contacts, self-help groups, recovery groups, social service case managers and more. References should be listed in the application and given a corresponding reference sheet to complete.

2. Submit completed scholarship application by the deadline identified above via mail or email, or electronically via Google Forms. Postmark must be on or before deadline and electronic submissions must be completed by 11:59pm on date of deadline.

Rise Up Hagerstown
Attn: Scholarship Fund
PO Box 3527
Hagerstown, MD 21742-3527

3. Contact your school of choice (Barr Construction Institute, James Rumsey Technical Institute, Hagerstown Community College or University System of Maryland at Hagerstown) and ensure you are in good standing and register for the next semester as soon as possible. Applicants must provide verification of enrollment before funds will be released to the school. 

Apply to Renew Today 

(Current scholarship recipients only, 

first-time applicants, please refer to the main scholarship page)

Save Time & Apply Online Today

(Current scholarship recipients only,

first-time applicants visit the main scholarship page)

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