Questions and Answers about Kids' Chance
What is Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc.?
It is a nonprofit corporation developed by the concerned volunteers in Maryland’s legal community, in association with insurers, employers, and the labor, medical and workers’ compensation community. The purpose of Kids’ Chance is to provide financial scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their higher education. Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. is a tax-exempt, charitable organization.
Which children are eligible for the scholarships?
Children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The parent’s death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.
How long is this scholarship for?
Generally, the scholarship is good for one semester, and the applicant must maintain acceptable grades. The applicant must reapply at the end of each semester for the scholarship to continue.
What does the scholarship cover?
Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships cover tuition and books, but may also include housing and meals.