The Next Generation Scholars of Maryland


The Next Generation Scholars of Maryland (NGS) Program is a college access program established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2016 that supports low-income students in high-poverty school systems by providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities. NGS programs provide a cohort-based model of support, mentoring, and college guidance for first-generation students. Cohorts are identified as early as 8th grade and receive support through high school graduation and into college. FY25 grants will continue funding to nonprofit organizations who were awarded grants in FY24.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on June 18, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Friday, August 2, 2024. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST.

Funding Amount Available


Estimated Number of Grants

Eleven (11)

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold two customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Video Call Link

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Video Call Link


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Manager:

Susan Spinnato
Program Manager, Office of Teaching and Learning
Office: (410) 767-0349


Grant Information Guide (PDF)

Application for Participation (PDF)

Application for Participation (Word)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)