Education, Family, Politics

NOW YOU KNOW: Delegate Scholarships Now Available

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. We are happy to announce the opening of our annual scholarship application! The Maryland Delegate Scholarship is offered to Maryland residents who plan to pursue a postsecondary credential full-time (12+ credits undergraduate or 9+ credits graduate per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits undergraduate or 6-8 credits graduate per …


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Governor Moore announces $2.8 million in grants to enhance efforts to address Maryland’s nursing shortage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced $2.8 million in grants from the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Nurse Support Program II to help address the state’s nursing shortage. Through the New Nursing Faculty Fellowship and Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants for Practice and Dissertation Research, funding will help support the need for more nurse educators who are critical to getting students …


Governor Moore launches new workforce development programs for Maryland’s public sector, hospitality industry during National Apprenticeship Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week launched new workforce development programs in the public sector and hospitality industry during the Maryland Department of Labor’s third annual Maryland Apprenticeship Awards ceremony. The event, which coincides with National Apprenticeship Week, recognized 32 winners across six categories: Registered Apprentice; Youth Apprentice; Mentor, Business; Local Workforce Board; and Apprenticeship Champion, in addition to naming …

Governor Moore announces $6.6 million federal grant to advance apprenticeships through Maryland Department of Labor

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Maryland Department of Labor received $6.6 million through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to help expand apprenticeship throughout the state. The funding will help connect thousands of Marylanders to good paying careers in vital and high-growth industries, including hospitality and tourism, and will establish a public sector …

NOW YOU KNOW: The 529 Savings Plan Debacle and how Marylanders can Regain Trust

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. During the 2023 Legislative Session, constituents regularly reached out to us on many hot-button issues to share their concerns, opinions, and frustrations – but nothing took up more time and energy than those parents whose Maryland 529 Savings Account Plans became seemingly useless. Many parents were stranded …

Governor Moore announces $5.8 million in grant awards for Maryland nursing programs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced that nine Maryland nursing programs will receive $5.8 million to help address the state’s nursing shortage. The FY24 Competitive Institutional Grant funding includes one-year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and planning grants to get more students out of the classroom and into the workforce. “This funding will create positive and lasting change in the …

Governor Moore announces more than $100 million in state scholarships, grants for higher education

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced more than $100 million in state scholarships and grants for higher education. Through the Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Program of Educational Excellence Awards, the Maryland Higher Education Commission will help more than 43,000 students attend Maryland postsecondary institutions during the 2023-2024 school year. “Enhancing access to higher education is especially critical for students …

Governor Moore signs service year program for high school seniors into law, legislation committed to education and public safety

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week presided over the Moore-Miller Administration’s third bill signing. The governor implemented a service year program for graduating seniors, signed investments in education, invested millions in aid to make Maryland’s communities safer, and enacted legislation to help rebuild the state government. “Leaving no one behind means delivering a world-class education to all of our children, …