Local Organizations Offering Scholarships

Organization Description Application Link / Contact Info
American Legion Post #170 Randolph Furey,
Pomonkey, MD
The American Legion Post #170 will offer six scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Individuals applying for the scholarships must be related to members of the American Legion Post 170 or Auxiliary Unit No. 170. All scholarship applications must be completed and submitted to the American Legion Post #170, 4345 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 no later than March 15, 2022. Finalists may be required to log on to a ZOOM Meeting for an interview during the period of March 16th – April 1st due to COVID. The selection process will start April 2, 2022. Winners will be informed via email, phone, or mail.
Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Scholarship The Bel Alton High School Alumni Association is offering scholarships to four Charles County Students in the amount of $500 each. The requirements for the scholarship are:

  • Graduating Charles County High School Senior in the Class of 2022 with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Former Charles County High School graduate living in Charles County with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Must be between 18 and 25 years old.
  • Charles County Resident with a Maryland High School Diploma and a combined (GED) passing score of 164 or higher.
  • If 18 years or older, must be a registered voter in Charles County, MD.

Note: The Scholarship award is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or enrollment in the College of Southern Maryland, or enrollment in a vocational or trade school.

Please visit the application link for more information.

Buffalo Soldiers of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter provides financial assistance to students from the State of Maryland. The scholarship winner will be awarded a one-time $2,000 academic scholarship for use at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice. The William C. Price Scholarship contest is open to African-American seniors attending high schools in Charles County, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the end of their first semester senior year. Finalists will be selected and notified by June 1, 2022.
  • Scholarship Due Date: April 1, 2022- Online submission begins Dec. 1, 2021.
  • For questions: blackqueen.bsmc@gmail.com or bsmd.scholarship@gmail.com
Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund The Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors in Charles County, Maryland who are pursuing their career, trade school, or college dreams. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Graduating senior from Charles County Public Schools; and (2) Complete a narrative essay, video submission, or a visual portfolio of no more than 1,000 words (essay) or no longer than four minutes (video) sharing what you plan to do after high school and how this scholarship would help make those post-graduation dreams a reality. Individual scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500-$1500 per scholarship each May.
Charles County Arts Alliance CCAA offers a $1,500 scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior from each Charles County public high school and St. Mary’s Ryken HS who plans to major in an arts program and has been accepted at a four-year college or university.
Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. The Charles County Scholarship Fund Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors.
College of Southern Maryland  Please visit their website for information.
Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution Please visit their website for information and read each requirement carefully before applying: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships
Educational System Federal Credit Union Support Education Foundation Scholarships
  • Dorothy Marvil Scholarship: $3,000
    Qualifications: Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Graduating high school senior, Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, Under the age of 21.

  • Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship: $3,000
    Qualifications: Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Graduating high school senior currently enrolled in a business or finance curriculum, Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Office of Delegate Debra Davis This scholarship is intended to assist Charles County students in furthering their higher education and pursuing their career goals. We strongly encourage first-generation college students and students pursuing a certificate/licensure to apply.
Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) Donald “Doc” Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship The Maryland Emergency Management Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating HS Senior in Calvery, St. Mary’s or Charles County. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.marylandema.org/new-page-5
Maryland State Delegate Edith J. Patterson The selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the following:

  1. Academic Record: Academic performance during the student’s high school, college, or university matriculation will be considered. An unofficial copy of the student’s most recent academic records from high school, college and/or university attended must be returned with the completed application before the application deadline.
  2. Financial Need: Selection of scholarship recipients based on need utilizes the family contribution (FC) amount that is calculated under the federal methodology (FM). The FM formula determines an amount the family is expected to pay for their son or daughter’s education.
  3. 100 word essay describing your career goals and aspirations.
  4. Involvement/Participation in Community and Extracurricular Activities: Involvement in charitable, educational, community, neighborhood, and volunteer activities will be strongly considered. A list of extracurricular activities and community service must be returned with the completed application by the deadline
Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships Creating opportunities to further a student’s higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Saipan, Utah, Virginia and Washington. In each of these states, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible applicant.
Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc Each year, the Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Nu Zeta Omega Chapter awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and plan to attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) on a full-time basis in the year of graduation. Additionally, two (2) book scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to two (2) students planning to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland on a full-time basis.
Maryland Higher Education Commission State-funded grants and scholarships
Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship A candidate must: Be graduating from high school in the spring of the current school year; public, private, parochial, and home schoolers are welcome to apply. Have been accepted by an accredited college or university. Be a resident of Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) as verified by an official transcript, and grades from at least 2 grading periods of the applicant’s senior year. Have participated in the performing arts in some capacity, a transcript will be required with application. Have been involved in community service in some capacity. All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline as noted on the application.
The Southern Maryland Community Enrichment Center Graduating senior for a Charles County high school with a GPA of 2.50 or above. Scholarship Amount- $500 Application Period- December 6, 2021- March 7, 2022
  • Scholarship Application web link: www.somcec.org
  • Scholarship Due Date: March 6, 2022
  • Contact email for additional information: info@somcec.org
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) SMECO is offering $2,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who are graduating in 2021. If you’re a senior living with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members, and you have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you’re eligible to apply. Fill out the online application form by Tuesday, April 6, 2022. SMECO awards scholarships based on scholastic achievement, financial need, an interview, school involvement, and community involvement. Our Scholarship Awards Committee will contact the top eight candidates to schedule interviews.
Tau Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi $1,000.00 to minority student
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers five different non-renewable scholarships:

  1. Elvear B. Johnson (Ph.D.) Scholarship ($1,000);
  2. the Tri-County Maryland Scholarship ($1,000);
  3. Career/Vocational/Technical Scholarship ($750);
  4. the Educational Program Scholarship ($500); and
  5. the Zandra Isaac Book Scholarship ($500).

Eligible applicants must be a 2022 graduating senior who resides in or attends a high school in the TCMDAC service area, which includes all of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties and Charles County (east of Route 301). The public high schools in this service area include La Plata, Thomas Stone, St. Charles, Career & Technology Academy, You must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above, demonstrate community or extracurricular activity involvement, plan to attend a two-year or four-year university or college OR a Career/Vocational/Technical program as a full-time student in fall, 2022.

Phi Alpha Zeta
Chapter of Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. We will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of two thousand twenty dollars ($2,020.00), and up to four (4) additional book scholarships. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County. The purpose of the Phi Alpha Zeta Annual Scholarship Program is to recognize and honor an outstanding young woman who intends to further her education at a four-year accredited college or university. To qualify for the Phi Alpha Zeta Scholarship award, the student must be in their senior year of high school, complete all application forms, including the supporting materials, and submit them by April 15, 2022. Only one application is to be submitted and applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications must be typed and the eligibility criteria must be strictly followed. Failure to follow the criteria will automatically disqualify the applicant.