Additional Resources

Earning a scholarship is just one way that you can get help in continuing your education. The Bernie Scholarship Awards Program (BSAP) has collected the following resources to help you.

Resources for Students Attending Montgomery College

Montgomery College (MC) - 240-567-4021

MC has many resources on its campuses covering a broad array of services.

See the following websites for some of the resources:

Montgomery College provides a free shuttle for its students to travel between campuses, and students may take the County’s Ride-On buses for free by showing the driver their MC Student

Resources for First-Generation Students in Montgomery County

Montgomery College houses an invaluable program for First-Generation College going students in Montgomery County under a Federal Grant. Assistance is available to everyone who meets the qualifications (for U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents only)

  • Career Assessment and Counseling
  • Academic Advising and Guidance
  • Information on Entrance Exams
  • Individualized Learning Outcomes Plan
  • College Admissions Counseling
  • Financial Aid Counseling and Application Assistance
  • GED practice testing
  • Information Regarding Defaulted Student Loans and Assistance in Reinstating Financial Aid Eligibility

For additional information, please see:

Financial Aid for High School Seniors

For High School Students, the State of Maryland has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school. See:

Financial Aid (All Students)

Herb Block scholarships

The Herb Block Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school graduates, community college students, and adult learners who wish to continue their studies at Washington, D.C. area community colleges.

Federal Department of Education

Loans, Grants, and Work-Study Programs

Central Scholarship

Central Scholarship provides need-based funding for students looking to attend career-training programs, undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, and post-graduate certificates Educational Opportunities Center 240-567-5644 has multiple offices in the County that help all County residents with academic, career, financial literacy, financial aid, scholarship search, practice GED tests, FAFSA application assistance

Federal financial assistance for low-income students

Maryland financial aid programs for all students:

Maryland Education programs for all:

Food Assistance (All Students)

Single Source for all Programs in Montgomery County:


SHEPHERD’S TABLE—301-585-6463

8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

Monday-Friday Saturday and Sunday 7:30-8:30 am 10:30-11:15 am

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7611 Clarendon Road, Bethesda

Saturday 11:00a-12:00pm


5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda

Monday-Friday (1st -15th of month) 12:30-1:30pm


8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda

Monday-Friday (16th-31st of month) 12:30-1:30pm

Monday-Friday 12:00-1:00pm

SHEPHERD’S TABLE—301-585-6463

8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

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7500 Pearl St., Bethesda

Sunday 5:00-5:45pm

LORD’S TABLE—301-990-7373 201

South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

Monday-Saturday Sept.-June 3:30-4:30 pm

SHEPHERD’S TABLE—301-585-6463

8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

Monday-Sunday 6:00-7:30 pm

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Other Useful Resources - 240-777-0311 for all County services, including the Library system’s many free resources including English language learning and GED - 301-610-0147 look up public and private services by category - 240-777-4920 Wheaton and Gaithersburg; 240-777-6950 Germantown free English language classes, resources for immigrants, newcomers and other County residents -  240-777-1155 childcare subsidies, free help to parents seeking to locate childcare, other resources, and information; training for childcare providers - 240-406-5485 Germantown; 301-929-6880 Wheaton and Gaithersburg job postings and job search, training for resume, interviews and job skills - Select a career category to obtain specific career information and employment - Search for skills needed and salaries of many occupations - Choose My Next Move and then Browse Careers by industry to find the skills needed and salaries of many occupations