State Survivor Benefits For Maryland

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship


  • Children and unremarried spouses
  • Children must be at least 16 years old
  • Service members cause of death must be ruled line of duty, Suicides are covered provided it can be proved that they were service connected (PTSD)
  • Service member must have been a Maryland state resident at time of death, student must be a Maryland resident at time of application
  • Can be used with federal benefits, but scholarship amount will be adjusted based on other financial aid being received


  • Award of up to $10,085 towards tuition and fees (cost of in state tuition and fees)
  • Does not cover room, board or books
  • Can be used towards graduate degrees
  • Must be used at a Maryland state funded postsecondary institution
  • Awards can be used for a maximum of 5 years


  • Copy of DD1300 or DD214
  • Copy of students birth certificate
  • Copy of service members death certificate
  • Copy of marriage certificate for spouses
  • Completed application form

Application due date: July 15th

Contact for further information: Maryland Commission for Higher Education- 410-767-3114

Note: This information is current as of September 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to provide a general overview of the state benefits and should be considered in connection with individual circumstances.