Thursday, November 15, 2018

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship!

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline               -     June 19, 2019    
Amount of Award  -        $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


SMECO (Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative) Scholarship

Deadline: April 12
Four students from the local area will be chosen and can receive a $1500 scholarship bases on scholastic achievement, financial need and community and school involvement. 

1. Students who are graduating high school seniors who live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers.
2. Proof of residence, such as copy of students drivers license or school ID must accompnay student app.
3. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll full time in a colle or university. A copy of the letter of acceptance whould accompany app.
4. Students  must complete a scholarship app. The forms may be downloaded HERE or you may pick one up in Guidance.
 Students must enclose a copy of the Student Aid Report from the US Dept of Education (from the FAFSA) AND a copy of the first 2 pages of the completed 2014 Federal Tax Return
6. Students must submit an essay on the topic: "Why is A College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals?"  Essay should be typed, doubled spaced, and on 8 1/2 x 11 inch page.
7. All applicants must provide a minimum of two letters of reference. Letters may be from school administrators or teachers, clergy, and civic or business leaders. Letters may not be from family memebers.
8. Must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of senior year. Please provide a copy of their official high school transcript, first semester grades, SAT or ACT scores and class rank.
9. Scholarships are awarded based on the following: Scholastic Achiement-40%, Financial Need-50% Interview, School Involvement and Community Involvement-10%

Completed app packets can be taken to SMECOs Hughesville Office or mailed to:
Attention: Bernadette Lewis
PO Box 1937
Hughesville, Md 20637

Click HERE to download the application packet or check the Guidance Scholarship drawer!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Maryland Farm Bureau Scholarship

Maryland Farm Bureau 2017 Scholarship
 Application Deadline February 1, 2019

The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2019 or full time college students at any community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians MUST be members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be offered to agricultural curriculum majors and two scholarships will be offered to non-agricultural or agricultural curriculum majors. Selection will be made by a committee designated by Maryland Farm Bureau.

 To apply, students must return the attached application form with a current photo (which will be used in a recognition program and a press release recipient announcement as well as on the Farm Bureau webpage) and an essay on:


Essay should be limited to 2 pages, typed, 12 point font, double spaced with normal margins. (NO identifying information! For example, no college names, no 4-H club names, no town or county names, etc.) Any identifying information appearing in the essay will disqualify the application. The selection committee will evaluate each essay anonymously. No student can receive this scholarship more than four times.

 Maryland Farm Bureau MUST receive applications and photos by 4:00pm February 1. 
Applications and photos should be emailed to

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded to winning applicants in conjunction with High School graduation programs or prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The winner’s scholarship check will be made out to the student and the college. The committee reserves the right to interview scholarship applicants if they feel it necessary for determination of winners. Family members of MFB Staff and Officers are ineligible. 

Direct completed applications with a current photo and any questions by email to

Monday, October 15, 2018

Comcast Scholarship!

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® 
Scholarship Program
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.
Applicants must:
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019- 2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need
Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.
Tell students to visit to learn more and apply today!
Download a flyer here that you can print and share with students!
$2500 Scholarships Available - Apply Today

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Lord Calvert & Miss Tranquility


Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert Rules & Regulations


1.  The Miss Tranquility Pageant and Lord Calvert Contest is open to all persons between the ages of 16 and 19 as of August 31, of the participating year.

2.  Each candidate must be enrolled in a secondary school or post-secondary school and have a 75% cumulative grade point average. “Cumulative grade point average” is defined as the average of the candidate’s grade points for all years of secondary or post secondary school attended.

3.  Each candidate must have been a resident of Calvert County for at least three (3) years.

4.  A candidate must never have been married nor have had children prior to or during the reign (September 2018 through September 2019).

5.  Former winners are not eligible to participate in the contest.  Please note:  Miss Calvert Farm Bureau is eligible to participate in the Miss Tranquility Contest.

6.  Application materials and entry fee must be received by 6pm, September 7, 2018. These can be hand delivered to fairgrounds or mailed to:                                     
   The Calvert County Fair, Inc.
                                                                     P.O. Box 224
Barstow, Maryland 20610
Attention: Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert

Applications may be obtained from any committee member, your high school’s guidance office, the Calvert County Fair website or you may use the application found at the end of these rules & regulations.  Application must be complete, legible and filled out in blue or black ink or will be disqualified.

7.  All contestants are required to participate in assigned events at the Fair, including “Youth Day” activities on Friday, September 28, 2018.  Exceptions will be made for previous engagements that are specified in writing by the contestant to the committee by the evening of the orientation and creative assignment.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in scholarship and/or money being withheld from winner/contestant.

8.  Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert are required to be at the Fairgrounds a minimum of 30 hours each during Fair Week (4-8 hours each day + 6 hours on Youth Day), and their court a minimum of 20 hours each (3-6 hours each day, of which 6 hours on Youth Day).  4H contestants also need to put in their hours at the fair (showing and taking care of your animals are not considered part of your hours).  In addition, these winners and their court are to represent the Calvert County Fair at selected county events. (See Tentative Schedule of Events)

Application and Rules HERE 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wendy's Scholarship

Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we're awarding over $60,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning.

100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
  • 90 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship
  • 8 National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • 2 National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
They’ve done the hard work. Now, they just need to apply.
Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now help them get the recognition they deserve: