Application Process

The 2023 Application Process is closed. Look for the 2024 Application Process posted here in January or early February; we are eager to help you achieve your dreams!

How You Can Become a Bernie Scholar

Who May Apply:

  • Tenants receiving a rental housing subsidy in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Applicants must not exceed HUD household income limits
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • “Dreamers” who have attended a Montgomery County high school for three years starting 2005-2006 school year
  • Graduating high school seniors and adults with a GED or high school diploma
  • Applicants may or may not have some college or workforce development certification training
  • New Applicants and Applicants who are prior scholarship recipients and need more award funds to complete their college degree or workforce development certification

How To Apply: Follow the instructions on the January 2024 Application Form and other required attachments.