Published on: Friday, January 20, 2017 News

City Authorizes Scholarship Funds for Montgomery College Students

In a commitment to affordable higher education within our community, the City Council has passed a resolution authorizing the distribution of City of Takoma Park scholarship funds for Montgomery College students.

By passing the resolution, the council has granted $5,000 to Montgomery College to be used for five, $1,000 scholarships. Students granted the scholarship must qualify for financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and reside in the City of Takoma Park (though do not have to be a U.S. citizen). In addition to need and City residential criteria, preference will be given to those students who have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and are participants in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program.

“I am pleased to have been able to create this scholarship fund for Takoma Park residents to pursue higher education. In our first installment we are excited to have partnered with Montgomery College. I also plan that future installments of this scholarship effort will be broadened throughout the state of Maryland and the funding amounts will continue to grow. I am appreciative of the Mayor and my esteemed City Council colleagues for their support,” said Councilmember Jarrett Smith.

Click here to read the resolution in full.