Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.
Number of Scholarships
Ten (10) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.
Criteria for Award
Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbiabased upon:
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
  • Quality of extra-curricular achievements
Value of Award
Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.
Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:
  • A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
  • The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
  • The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
  • The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years
Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have:
  • Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award
  • Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school)
  • Demonstrated a financial need
  • A minimum 2.0 overal GPA
Applicants Who Will Be Considered
  • High School graduates
  • Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students
A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:
Ms.Margaret Ellen  Kalmanowicz
ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
202 Chesterfield Road
Centreville, MD 21617
All applicants must use an official ASBO application form. No other forms will be accepted. Applications are available from guidance or financial aid offices, or may be requested in writing from the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Requests for applications must be received no later than February 15.

Contact Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz at  margaretellen.kalmanowicz@qacps.org

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