Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $10 million in grant awards for Maryland community colleges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $10 million in grant awards for Maryland’s 16 community colleges to expand education opportunities and workforce development programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due …


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Governor Hogan announces over $45 million in education funding to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the commitment of more than $45.6 million in additional education funding for K-12 technology improvements, community college workforce development programs, rural broadband initiatives, and other priorities in every jurisdiction in Maryland, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives governors the flexibility …


Governor Hogan declares State of Emergency, expands statewide response to novel coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday night announced the state’s first positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and declared a state of emergency to ramp up Maryland’s coordinated response across all levels of government. “In order to further mobilize all available state resources in response to this threat to public health, I have issued a proclamation declaring a state of …

Governor Hogan announces 2019 award of $9 million in tax credits for student loan debt

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder have announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for 9,600 Maryland residents with student loan debt. “It is critical that we look for ways to help those in our state crippled by student loan debt,” Governor Hogan said. “This program helps Maryland …

Governor Hogan announces $86 million in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic award year

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) awarded approximately 46,000 students more than $86 million to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “These scholarships will provide thousands of Marylanders with access to affordable higher education, helping to keep our students prepared for the jobs of the 21st century,” said Governor …

Parkville High, Eastern Tech students receive scholarships from Comcast

TOWSON, MD – Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors were awarded $2,500 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. One of them, Shane Shakoor, a student at Loch Raven High School, was selected to receive an additional $7,500 Comcast Founders Scholarship. The other five BCPS students earning Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships are: Fopefoluwa Atanda, Milford Mill Academy Heather …

Gov. Hogan announces $9M in tax credits for student loan debt relief

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan last week announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has awarded $9 million in tax credits to nearly 9,500 Maryland residents with student loan debt. Nationally, student loans exceed $1.48 trillion and Maryland’s average is $27,455 per graduate. “Student loan debt is a daunting and overwhelming burden for thousands of Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “These …