The Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) Scholarship

Scholarship Background: 
The Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) was chartered on March 27, 2011.  In support of educational development and academic excellence, TCMDAC offers the Elvear B. Johnson (Ph.D.) Scholarship in memory of Dr. Johnson.  Dr. Johnson was one of the original members of the TCMDAC’s chartering team who passed away prior to the completion of the charter.

The honoree of our scholarship, Dr. Johnson graduated from Howard University in 1961 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry.  She joined her beloved Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  In 1975 Dr. Johnson received a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, a Master in Education in Guidance and Counseling in 1981 from the University of Maryland, and received her Doctorate of Philosophy from George Mason University in 2002.  From Dr. Johnson’s passion and commitment to education and academic excellence, this scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior residing in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County who plans to study in the areas of Education, Liberal Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math.

Download Application HERE

Application Deadline: Friday, March 30
*Must be postmarked by 3/30/2018

Burger King Scholarship

Do you know some high school seniors that need help paying for college? 
The BURGER KINGSM Scholars Program wants to help students gain access to a higher education.
Students eligible to earn a scholarship and be BURGER KINGSMScholars are:
  • High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners 
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year school
Apply today for the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program HERE!

Deadline:DECEMBER 15


SMECO (Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative) Scholarship

Deadline: April 3
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!

Maryland Farm Bureau Scholarship

Maryland Farm Bureau 2017 Scholarship Application Deadline February 1, 2017 The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2017 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: “BEYOND THE FOOD YOU EAT, HOW DOES AGRICULTURE IMPACT YOUR DAILY LIFE?” 

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

Study Abroad Programs

Several US Department of State high school student study abroad scholarships are now open for applications. No prior language learning is necessary. Please spread the word widely throughout your networks. Please also let us know if you would like us to send you hardcopy brochures (email

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Experience a new world and expand your horizons – Study abroad in High School. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers full scholarships to high school students to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give you the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills.

The KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY ABROAD (YES ABROAD) was launched in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 to advance mutual understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations. YES Abroad provides full scholarshipsto American students (ages 15-18) to live with a host family and study in local high schools for one academic year in countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Balkans.
2018-19 Application:      Opens September 5, 2017 - Closes December 5, 2017       
Scholarships Available: 65
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Initiated in 1983, the CONGRESS BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CBYX) was created to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States. CBYX offers full scholarships for high school students (ages 15-18), vocational studies graduates (age 18), and young professionals (undergrads ages 18-24). Students spend an academic year in Germany living with a host family and attending a German high school or participating in practical internships (Vocational and young professional students).
2018-19 Application:      Opens September 5, 2017 - Closes December 11, 2017    
Scholarships Available: 250
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The NATIONAL SECURITY LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH (NSLI-Y) is part of a multi-agency U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to better engage with the world through language. NSLI-Y offers full scholarships to high school students to live abroad with a host family while pursuing intensive language study of Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, and Turkish. Previous language study is not required.
2018-19 Application:      Opens August 25, 2017 - Closes November 2, 2017            
Scholarships Available: Approximately 670

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