Higher Education

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 4 - Higher Education - The Senator Delores G. Kelley Scholarship Program - Establishment Establishing the Senator Delores G. Kelley Scholarship Program for students who are eligible to receive the maximum federal Pell Grant and are residents of counties participating in the Program or are graduates of high schools in participating counties to receive a scholarship to be used at historically Black colleges and universities; requiring counties participating in the Program to provide an equal match to the State scholarship amount awarded under the Program to each recipient from that county; etc. SB 4

Hearing 1/24 at 2:00 p.m. (1/16)
SB 121 (HB 1247) - More Opportunities for Career-Focused Students Act of 2023 Requiring certain county boards of education to consider the pursuit of certain certificates, certifications, or apprenticeships as the equivalent of pursuing postsecondary education and provide a method for certain individuals to authorize the release of certain student information to certain apprenticeship sponsors and employers; requiring each public high school to inform students of certain employment and skills training opportunities in a certain manner; etc. SB 121

HB 1247

Hearing 3/22 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means) (3/7)

First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations (2/15)
SB 359 (HB 390) - Community College Tuition and Residency Waivers - Funding Authorizing the Governor to include in the annual State budget for the Maryland Higher Education Commission an appropriation of $10,000,000 to fund State-mandated community college tuition and residency waivers; and requiring the Commission to report to the General Assembly by December 1, 2024, and each December 1 thereafter on the number of students receiving a tuition or residency waiver for certain categories and the amount of funds provided to each community college. SB 359

HB 390

Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. (3/13)

Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)