The State of Maryland offers many benefits for veterans and their eligible dependents. These benefits include educational grants and scholarships, special exemptions or discounts on fees and taxes, business loans, veteran's homes, free hunting and fishing privileges, and much more. Be sure to take advantage of the benefits you have earned. Use the links on the left to explore the benefits are that are available to you.
MTA Veterans Workforce Training Program
Many MTA training classes are open to qualified U.S. military veterans who are Maryland residents. This includes those who have served in the reserves and National Guard. Once MTA employees have had the opportunity to register, eligible U.S. veterans will be able to apply for remaining open seats in many MTA training classes, with preference given to those veterans with service-connected disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to assist U.S. military veterans living in Maryland, regardless of age or length of service, with preparation for a meaningful career by providing the skills and training opportunities necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) provides a full list of Need Based Grants, Legislative Scholarships, Loan Assistance Repayment programs, Career Based and Unique Populations Scholarships as well as other programs.
Maryland Disability and Higher Education Network (MDDHEN)
MDDHEN is a group of disability support providers from colleges and universities around the state of Maryland.
High School Diplomas
County Boards of Education award high school diplomas to Korea and World War II veterans who left high school early to enter the Armed Forces. Diplomas are also issued to any veteran upon successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test. Call 410-767-0538 for information.
Scholarships for Veterans Maryland offers three scholarships for veterans and their eligible dependents.
University of Maryland Veterans Program Office
The University of Maryland is committed to providing an environment that helps veterans pursue their academic and personal goals, explore different learning experiences, and be involved in campus life. If you are planning on enrolling, this site can help you with the transition. If you are already enrolled you can find information here to help you access services and discover ways to become more connected to the campus. If you are being called to active duty, this site can help you take the proper steps before you leave. The University of Maryland recognizes the extraordinary contributions of members of our armed services. We also understand the unique challenges of transitioning into a university environment. We want your experience here to be a positive one!
Maryland Workforce Exchange
Job Seekers! If you are interested in finding a better job or career, the Maryland Workforce Exchange allows you to search for current job openings in your community, create multiple resumes to use to apply on-line for jobs and research careers that are expected to be in high demand, file for unemployment insurance and find occupational training that meets your needs.
Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)
The VWIP works to meet the workforce investment needs of veterans and performs outreach and public information activities to develop and promote employment and job training opportunities. The program offers among other services, training, job development, and employment referral. To obtain more information contact the Maryland Disability Workforce Information Exchange.
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)
The DVOP specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans. In addition to helping veterans find employment and training opportunities, DVOP staff provides vocational guidance, referral to supportive services and case management services to veterans with significant barriers to employment. To obtain more information on the DVOP program contact your local Maryland One-Stop Career Center.
Local Veteran Employment Representative Program (LVER)
The LVER conduct outreach to employers and engages in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment. LVER staff conduct seminars for employers and job search workshops for veterans seeking employment, and facilitate priority of service in regard to employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans by all staff of the employment service delivery system. LVER staff are thoroughly familiar with the full range of job development services and training programs available at One-Stop Career Centers and Department of Veterans' Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program locations.To obtain more information on the DVOP program contact your local Maryland One-Stop Career Center.