Thursday, March 22, 2018

Miss Utility of Maryland Scholarship

Miss Utility Scholarship Program
The Damage Prevention Committee of Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 scholarship program for graduating high school seniors.
Miss Utility will select one student from eight zones covering Maryland and Washington, D.C. to receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. These zones are outlined below:
  • Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties
  • Carroll, Cecil and Harford Counties
  • Baltimore City and Baltimore County   
  • Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties
  • Howard and Montgomery Counties
  • Charles and Prince George’s Counties
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

To be eligible, applicants must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington, D.C., high school in spring 2018, intend to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2018, and have participated in extracurricular activities. A rigorous application review process will consider grades in relevant coursework, a personal essay and letter of recommendation.

Application Period

The application period will run from January 2018 to April 6, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2018.

Scholarship Letter and Application Form

The scholarship letter and the application form can be found here:

Please send application form and attachments to:
MGH for Miss Utility
Attn: Kimberly Francois
100 Painters Mill Road #600
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Kim Francois at or call (410) 581-5928 if you have any questions.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Alpha Phi Alpha Frat

The Sigma Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. issues scholarships based on the student’s academics, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to excel at the collegiate level.

Scholarships will be awarded to students scheduled to attend either a two-year or four-year institution. Our goal is to enhance and support the student’s academic aspiration.

To the right you will find a scholarship application, including eligibility criteria and detailed instructions for completing the application package.

We ask for your support in distributing this information to students who may meet the requirements for this scholarship. A similar letter is being shared with other local high schools.

Scholarship packages are due on March 19, 2018. Students can go to the link below and download the application and email it to
Only official transcripts will be accepted. Please mail official transcripts to the address below. All mail should be post marked by March 19, 2018 to be accepted.
Sigma Alpha Lambda
P.O. Box 1791
Waldorf, Maryland 20604

Thursday, March 8, 2018

About the Dorothy Marvil Memorial Scholarship

Dorothy Marvil Scholarship

For us, it’s an honor to support education and the schools within the counties we serve with an Educational Systems Federal Credit Union scholarship.

About the Dorothy Marvil Scholarship

The Dorothy Marvil Scholarship is given in memory of a beloved educator who was one of the founding members of our Credit Union. As a volunteer of the Credit Union, she served as our first Secretary on the Board of Directors. During her career in education, she enjoyed teaching students and helping them achieve their highest academic as well as artistic potential.

Eight, $3,000 Dorothy Marvil Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, with one scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior from a school in each of the seven counties we serve and one scholarship for a student outside of the counties we serve.*


  • Applicants must be a member of Educational Systems FCU
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Under the age of 21

How to submit your application

To submit your application, email the items listed below to by March 14, 2018. In the email subject line, include Dorothy Marvil Scholarship. An application package that is incomplete or not emailed or postmarked on or before March 14, 2018 will not be considered. Educational Systems FCU employees, volunteers and their family members are not eligible to apply.

Application package must include

  • Completed application (typed)
  • Essay
  • Student name
  • Student address
  • Home and mobile phone numbers
  • Credit Union membership
  • Parent/Guardian name(s) (applies to applicants under the age of 18)
  • Current school name and address
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

Essay requirements

Answer the following essay question. Essay must be typed, Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced, with one inch margins. Essay must be between 250-500 words. Submit your essay in a PDF document without your name listed on the document.

Essay topic

The mission of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union is to grow by helping the members of the education community achieve their financial goals and dreams. Tell us about your financial goals and dreams beyond college graduation. How will your desired course of study contribute to your immediate or long-range career plans?

Applicants can also mail their application package postmarked no later than March 14, 2018 to:

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
Attention: Dorothy Marvil Scholarship
The Brinkley Building
15901 Frederick Road
Rockville, MD 20855

The Fort Myer Thrift Shop High School Senior Scholarship

Fort Myer Thrift Shop is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Scholarship Program.

The Scholarships are awarded based on merit and are available to the children (up to age 22) of active duty, retired or deceased U.S. Army military personnel who maintain a dependent military ID Card.  Applicants for the scholarships must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.

There is also a residency requirement for these scholarships.  Both the applicant and sponsor must reside in one of the following cities or countries in the Greater Washington Area:
a.      District of Columbia
b.     In Maryland, the counties of Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery or Prince George
c.      In Virginia, The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Stafford or Prince William or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park.
Each year the Fort Myer Thrift Shop (a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization) raises money through donations and consignments. Dedicated volunteers and staff generously give of their time by working numerous hours every year to raise scholarship funds for these deserving students.

Information including eligibility requirements and a downloadable Scholarship Application are available on the Fort Myer Thrift Shop website at under Scholarships and Community Grants.
Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2018.

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Concerned Black Men of Calvert

We need an applicant for the Concerned Black Men Scholarship!

Award: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:
-Must be African American Student
-Student must have 2.0 GPA
-Accepted by a 2 or 4 year university

Selection Criteria:
1. Financial need
2. Character and conduct
3. Participation in school and community activities
4.Good citizenship
5.Academic achievements
6. Goals and Objectives
7. Responsibility
8. Ability to work with others
9. Evidence of part time employment

Application Packet Should Include:
-Please complete application. Download application HERE
-Acceptance letter
-List of extra curricular activities.
-Submit 3 letters of recommendation. 2 from a school official, counselor or teacher and 1 from a community member.
-Wallet size picture of student
-Official transcript
-Paragraph: Why should Concerned Black Men of Calvert award its scholarship to you?

Mail applications to:
Concerned Black Men of Calvert
PO Box 13
Prince Frederick, Md 20678

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Minds In Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

2018 Minds In Motion Scholarship Program Is Officially Underway!!


The 2018 Minds In Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarship program is officially underway!  This eleventh annual program has been sponsored by The Allstate Foundation since its' inception in 2008 and recognizes those who have excelled on the playing field and in the classroom.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers.  Selected male and female recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship and are honored at a luncheon at M&T Bank Stadium on May 31st.
     For 2018, each of the nine MPSSAA districts will have at least one recipient selected along with "at-large" selections up to a total of 12-14 recipients.  Applications consist of completing the online form above which will be available until the deadline of 12 Noon on Friday, April 13th.  Applicants are reminded to fill out the form carefully and double-check that all requested information has been provided before clicking "Submit".
     Students with an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) employed by The Allstate Foundation ("Sponsor"), Allstate Insurance Company, any Allstate Insurance agency and persons living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win this scholarship.  An eligible minor must have his/her parent's or legal guardian's permission to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.  Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Maryland Emergency Management Association 2018 Scholarship

Maryland Emergency Management Association
2018 Student Scholarship Program

BACKGROUND:  The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) established the MDEMA Scholarship Program to nurture, promote and develop future emergency management professionals by furthering the education of students studying the emergency management career field or related fields.

SCOPE:  Per calendar year, MDEMA will offer a $1,000.00 scholarship through the following five geographical association areas:

Area I:
Garrett, Allegany and Washington.
Area II:
Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince Georges.
Area III:
Carroll, Harford, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Annapolis.
Area IV:
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Ocean City, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester.
Area V:
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s.

PURPOSE:  To financially assist full-time students pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in emergency management or a closely related career field.


1) Any member of MDEMA and their immediate family are not eligible for the scholarship program.  Immediate family members are those who reside with MDEMA members.

2) Applicant must be a senior attending an accredited Maryland High School that has been accepted to a two or four-year college / university.

3) All applications will be reviewed by the Association’s Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s essay, completion of the local emergency management contact form, community involvement, student records, G.P.A., financial need and personal references.

4) Application forms must be postmarked no later than or hand delivered by April 2, 2018 to:

Maryland Emergency Management Association
Attn: Chairperson, Ronnie E. Gill, MS, CEM
c/o Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security
Office of Emergency Management
7915 Anchor Street

Landover, MD 20785