Calvert LSA


CALVERT LSA is ONLINE NOW!

If you need help Ms. Langley from College Connection will be in Guidance every Tuesday during A & B Lunch

Website HERE
Rules and Instructions HERE
App Download HERE 


Deadline: March 30

MAIL COMPLETED APP & DOCUMENTS TO:
CLSA Manager
 P.O. Box 927
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 


MTC STEM Scholarship


The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) announces the opportunity for three (3) graduating high school seniors in the Greater Washington-Baltimore area to be awarded a one-time scholarship totaling $3,300. The scholarships will be presented at MTC’s 30th Anniversary Industry Awards Celebration on May 17, 2018. The scholarship is funded and presented by Alexandria Real Estate.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student must reside in Maryland, have committed to attend a  public college or university in the state of Maryland and must be pursuing a STEM-related field of study. , the form may be found at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/80384186764163.



The scholarship submission form will be open until April 13, 2018

Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) Scholarship Foundation

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS:  



Mission of the MSSA Scholarship Foundation
The mission of the MSSA Scholarship Foundation is to provide financial aid to undergraduate college students who show extraordinary promise of contributing to the marine environment the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic seaboard.   The goal is to grow a cadre of accomplished professionals who can make a positive impact on the marine ecology.
Eligibility
For High School Seniors graduating in 2018:  Any resident of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. is eligible to apply for a scholarship.  Applicants must intend to be a full-time student during academic year 2018-2019 enrolled in any accredited institution of higher learning in the United States.
For college/university students currently enrolled in a full-time course of study in a relevant major:  Applicants, including students now receiving financial aid from the MSSA Scholarship Foundation, may be at any grade level from college freshman to junior and intend to be a full-time student in the next academic year.  The award may be used to study in any accredited institution of higher learning in the United States.
 Major Fields of Study
The Board of Directors recognizes that a college education involves knowledge of a broad range of fields, including history and literature as well as science and mathematics.  It also involves the acquisition of a range of skills such as critical thinking, written and oral communication, problem solving, teamwork, and integration and application of knowledge.  Study in-depth in some specialized area is also a critical part of an effective education.  While some major fields of study are directly related to efforts to improve the marine environment, such as marine biology or environmental studies, the relevance of other disciplines must be demonstrated by the student in his/her personal essay.
Length and Amount of Award
The award is for the academic 2018-19 school year.  The amount of the award varies according the Foundation’s fund balance and is set annually by the Board of Directors.  In recent years, awards have been made ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  The Board has stated a preference for making larger awards to a small number of students so that the scholarships cover a larger portion of college costs rather than small awards to a large number of individuals.  A recipient may apply for another scholarship in succeeding years, so long as they make acceptable progress toward their degree and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale.
Criteria for Determining an Award and Its Size
This scholarship is based on merit, not financial need, as the Board of Directors intend to support outstanding students who are expected to make a significant impact on the marine environment.  Those individuals who are judged more meritorious may receive a larger award than others.  Several criteria will be used in reviewing the applications.
  • Academic excellence
  • Involvement and leadership in areas beyond the curriculum
  • Commitment to improve the waters, fisheries, and marine environment
  • Potential to make a positive impact on the ecology during a future career
 Procedure
All Applicants must submit a complete 2018 MSSA Scholarship Foundation Application.  All High School Seniors must submit an official transcript of academic work and a personal essay between 300-600 words that includes your educational goals, post-baccalaureate intentions, career ambitions, and an explanation about how your education will help you to enhance the environment of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic.    All college/university students must submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and an essay between 300-600 words similar to that required of High School Seniors. The deadline for postmark is 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 The Board of Directors will review the applications, and decisions are expected to be made and announced to successful applicants on or before June 1, 2018.
Payments
Recipients will receive a check made out jointly to themselves and the institution of higher learning in which they enroll to be applied toward school expenses.
Other Benefits
Scholarship recipients will receive a one-year membership in MSSA, which will entitle them to receive the quarterly Tidelines, electronic messages, and other communication with members.  In addition, recipients will be encouraged to attend MSSA Chapter meetings at a location convenient to them and to make brief remarks about their educational and career plans and about how the scholarship is helping them to achieve their goals.
Commitments of Recipients
The primary expectation for each recipient is that she/he acquire the best education possible.  Also, each recipient will be required to make a brief report, approximately one page, on the highlights of their academic year.  Details regarding the submission of this report will be provided to the winners of scholarships in 2018.

Contact Information:
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Peter Abbott, President, MSSA Scholarship Foundation Inc. at 443 871 5342 or by email at abbottgru@aol.com.

National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Scholarship

Founded in 1972, the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is comprised of officers from the Coast Guard, the Navy, and the Marine Corps – the nation’s Sea Services. NNOA provides professional development and mentoring in an effort to recruit, promote, and retain minority officers in the Sea Services. NNOA seeks to strengthen a diverse officer corps to enhance operational readiness in the Sea Services and has a long history of providing a positive image of the Sea Services in minority communities and educational institutions..

Each year, the Washington, DC Chapter of the NNOA (DCNNOA) awards scholarships starting at $1,000 to minority youth from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area based on academic achievement, positive community involvement, commitment, and financial need. Scholarship recipients select their major and attend the college or university of their choice without any obligation to join or affiliate with the military; unless stipulated by the scholarship sponsor.

Students must submit a complete application package in order to be considered for a scholarship. 

Mailed application packages, including official transcripts, must be postmarked by February 28, 2018 and addressed to: DCNNOA Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 30784, Alexandria, VA 22310

A complete application consists of:

Application Form /Download HERE

• Transcript (use the attached transcript request form to obtain an official copy)

• A listing of your extracurricular activities, community service activities, academic honors, and positions of leadership

• Statement of financial need and/or special circumstances (limit 1 page)

• Two letters of recommendation from school officials or other persons of influence in your life, other than relatives, who are in a position to address your character, citizenship, and leadership

• Recent photograph (wallet size, high quality if possible)

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship





Deadline: March 30

the Esperanza Education Fund.  In 2018, the Esperanza Education Fund will again award scholarships of at least $5000 and up to $20,000 to immigrant students and students who have two immigrant parents in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to attend public colleges and universities.  Students are eligible for the scholarship regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. For more information about the scholarship and to read more about our current scholars, please visit www.esperanzafund.org.

The scholarship application is now available and can be accessed through http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship/.  The application process is entirely electronic, and all applications are due on March 30. 

  


Online Application

Scholarship applicants can submit their applications online:
Good luck!
  
If you  have any questions, please contact me or Mickey Martinez at lucian.martinez@esperanzafund.org

Norfolk State University

The time has come for the Prince George’s County Maryland Chapter (PGCMDC) of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association (NSUAA) to select a $1000 merit scholarship recipient.  Each year, the chapter provides assistance to a graduating high school student who will enroll at Norfolk State University (NSU).  The scholarship recipient will receive $500 for two semesters as long as the student maintains the academic requirement.

To qualify, you must be a Maryland resident; a graduating senior with at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA); and MUST be officially accepted to NSU for the upcoming academic semester. Along with the completed application, we are requesting an official transcript from your high school, and a Norfolk State University acceptance letter.

For award consideration, the attached application must be completed and mailed along with all supporting documents to the address below.  All materials must be postmarked by Friday, April 6, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Attn: Lea Carrington
PGCMDC Scholarship Committee
14506 Cambridge Circle
Laurel, Maryland  20707
Download Application HERE

Kids Chance of Maryland


Since 1996, we have provided college scholarships to the children of Maryland's injured workers. Every year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries and, tragically, about 60 workers in Maryland lose their lives every year. Kids' Chance of Maryland provides an opportunity for the children of these workers to pursue their higher education, reach their goals, and fulfill their dreams for the future. We're part of a national organization; visit Kids' Chance of America

Kids Chance are actively accepting scholarship applications from students who have lost a parent to a workplace injury/accident, or if the parent was catastrophically injured and cannot return to work.

Our website is www.kidschance-md.orgWe do not have a deadline date for applications, though we would like to have forms submitted by July 1, 2018.

Application is HERE

American Society of Military Comptrollers ASMC Scholarship

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Southern Maryland Chapter is awarding a scholarship to seniors in the southern Maryland area.
The following scholarships are given:
One $3,000
Four for $2,000
Four for $1,000

Criteria:

1. Applicant must be an outstanding high school student in Calvert County
2. Applicant must be in the final half of his/her senior year
3.Applicant must be entering a field of study directly related to business or financial management, business admin, economics, public administration, accounting, or related areas of study.
4. Applicant must have letter of acceptance or intention from perspective college they have applied to.
5. Applicant must have at least three letters of recommendation. Two must be from faculty members at their school, one of which must be their principal or guidance counselor. 
6. Applicant must agree to participate in a brief interview with ASMC committee if asked.


Deadline is March 1

Erica Weems Scholarship for Female Athletes

Erica Weems Scholarship for Female Athletes












Deadline: April 15
Procedures:
1. Complete application-available in Guidance or downloadable at link below
2. Coach recommendation form will need to be sent with application in a SEALED envelope.
3. The EWM Scholarship Committee will reveiw the applications and make the final selections. Applicants will be judged on a combination of academics, athletic accomplishments and the essay and coaches recommendation.

Requirements:
1. Female athlete
2. Senior at a Calvert County High School-planning to attend college
3. Must demonstrate stong character and positive outlook on life.
4. Coach's recommendation (at least one)
5. Required Essay

Click HERE for rules and downloadable application and coach's form!

Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute Scholarship


Rules
The WMCCAI Essay Contest is open to all high-school seniors within the WMCCAI service area (the immediate Washington metro area) living within a community (i.e., a neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium association, or cooperative association).

Requirements
a.     A 500-700 word essay on “How Do You See Your Community Best Utilizing Social Media?” Describe ways to implement social media in your community to tell a compelling story of a great place to live.  Include the potential pros and cons of using social media. Your community would include your neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative association.
                                          i.    The essay must be submitted in Word format and include a word count.
                                         ii.    Include contact information on the essay in case it becomes separated from the application form.
b.     A completed contest application
c.     A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
d.     A high school transcript
e.     A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or community association leader in the community where you reside.
f.      All applicants must submit a fully completed application form and all necessary statements, documents and references no later than March 31, 2018. Mail entries to WMCCAI, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100 West, Falls Church, VA 22043, Attn: Scholarship Program. It must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. Email applications are acceptable if submitted by the deadline and the original documents are received within 4 business days of the above stated deadline; additional information submitted with the hard copy of an emailed application will not be considered. Email applications must be sent to outreach@caidc.org.
Judging Criteria
Judges will base their final decision upon:
Best overall essay/presentation of the essay topic: How Do You See Your Community Best Utilizing Social Media?”
a.     Identification of the applicant’s community association within the essay.
b.     Applicant’s demonstration of knowledge of what a community association is and how it benefits the community and residents.

Award
WMCCAI will grant one award of at least $1,000 for the best overall essay. The award winner will be announced within 60 days after the application deadline.


Download App HERE

Deadline: March 31

PTP Memorial Scholarship Award

 

What criteria must be met in order to apply for one of two $1000 awards?

A candidate must
1.  Be graduating from high school in the spring of the current school year; public, private, parochial, and home schoolers are welcome to apply.
2.  B
e a resident of Charles, Calvert, or St. Mary’s county in Southern Maryland.
3.  H
ave a minimum cumulative 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.
4.  H
ave participated in the performing arts in some capacity.
5.  H
ave been involved in community service in some capacity.
6.  S
ubmit all application materials by the deadline as noted on the application.

If selected to receive the PTP Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must provide the Port Tobacco Players, Inc. with a letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university, before the scholarship will be awarded.


How will the applications be judged?
1.  A committee consisting of members of the Port Tobacco Players, Inc. will review applications for the Port Tobacco Players, Inc.  Memorial Scholarship Awards.  This committee will make the final decisions.  One or more alternates may be named in the event that a winner does not utilize the award.
2.  A
ll applications will first be judged upon meeting the above criteria.  Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will cause the application to be eliminated from further consideration.
3.  A
s an organization, the Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to represent artistic excellence and community service.  Therefore, applications will be judged with an emphasis placed on past or present involvement in the performing arts (theater – performance and technical, music, dance) and community service.  Participation in any aspect of the Port Tobacco Players, Inc. will be given additional consideration.
4.  T
he content of the applicant’s essay will be considered next, with additional consideration being given to the following:  awards and honors received; involvement in work, sports, scouts, or other clubs/organizations; neatness of application.

N
OTE:  Letters of Recommendation will not be considered.  If necessary, the committee will contact one or more of the three references that the applicant provides in his/her application.

Deadline is May 1

Download App HERE

Links Scholarship

Southern Maryland Chain Chapter
The Links Incorporated
2018 Scholarship Application


$500 scholarships will be awarded.

Criteria: 
US Citizen
-Tri County Area
-2018 graduation high school senior
-Application completed


Deadline: April 1

Mail to:
Delecia R. Eller
3871 Chipping Lane
Port Republick, Md 20676

Zaching Against Cancer Scholarship

THE ZACHING SPIRIT AWARD SCHOLARSHIP 

Are you a high school senior who has exelled in High School while overcoming personal hardship relating to cancer? The Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) is proud to present six Spirit Award Scholarships to Maryland students. Hardships include being a cancer survivor, a caregiver for someone with cancer or a relative of a person with cancer. For 2018 the ZACF will provide six $2,500 scholarships to Maryland High School students planning to attend a two or
four year college. Two scholarships will be awarded to Centennial High School Students, two scholarships will be awarded to Howard County students attending any other Howard County High School and two scholarships will be awarded to students attending High School in other Maryland counties. Students at private schools are also welcome to apply.
The criteria for these scholarships are as follows:
  1. Minimum 2.0 GPA.
  2. Must be a senior in high school.
  3. Must plan to attend a two or four year university within the following calendar year of receipt of scholarship.
  4. Must have overcome some sort of significant hardship, medical challenge and/or family issue relating to cancer during their life.
  5. Complete the 5 sections of the nomination form, including 3 individual nomination forms.
  6. Is not a family member of a Zaching Against Cancer Foundation Board or Scholarship Selection Committee Member.

To apply, please download the application, complete it, and return via email or snail mail.
QUESTIONS?  Email info@zachingagainstcancer.org or call 443-319-5394

 Deadline: April 1

 


Federal Water Quality Association

Federal Water Quality Association
Deadline: April 9


FWQA Seeking students preparing for careers in environmental protection. To be eligible students must be
 --HS seniors who plan to pursue an environmental career (majors include: environmental sciences, environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, chemical engineering or natural resource planning)

-plan to attend a four year college


Award: Three scholarships in the amount of $2,000

Rules and Application pdf HERE

Any questions please email: slnye@cox.net

The Naval Officers' Spouses' Club (NOSC)


DEADLINE: April 1

        ELIGIBILITY:               

·         The applicant must be a dependent child of an active duty, retired, or deceased United States Navy (USN) service member.
·         The USN service member in question must: (a) currently reside within the Naval District of Washington (NDW), defined as “the District of Columbia; the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's; the Virginia counties of Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, King George, Westmoreland, Arlington, and the cities within their outer boundaries;”(b) currently serve in a command situated within NDW; or (c) have, if retired, previously served in a command situated within NDW.
·         The applicant must be in his or her senior year of an accredited high school or program and reside within NDW.
·         For the 2015-2016 academic year, the applicant must have applied for acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited institution, such as a two- or four- year undergraduate college, a visual or performing arts school, or a vocational/technical school.   If awarded a scholarship, the student must use the monies provided during the 2015-2016 academic year.
·         The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and possess a valid military dependent identification card.  This identification card must be shown upon request.

   InSTRUCTIONS:        
·         The entries on this application form must be complete, accurate, and legible. They must be typewritten or printed in black ink.
·         Ensure that the information you enter about your sponsor accurately describes his or her current status. For example, if the sponsor is on active duty, the information must describe his/her current affiliation, status, etc. If he/she is retired or deceased, the affiliation, status, etc, must be that which pertained at the time of his/her retirement or death.
·         Fill in all information requested. If the answer is “none” or “not applicable”, please make that statement.
·         Review the form for completeness and all answers for correctness. Use this year’s current form. Do not send resumes or copies of awards. Provide only the information requested.
·         Sign the application form in all appropriate places and ensure that your sponsor does as well. (If your sponsor is unable to sign the application, please state why he/she is unable to sign and who is signing in your sponsor’s place). There are two different forms that must be signed.  APPLICANTS WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IF ANY SIGNATURES ARE MISSING!


**There are seven (7) items required for application consideration**

1.     ______          Completed Application
2.     ______          Essay
3.     ______          Copy of Official High School Transcripts-
**Only official high school transcripts will be considered. 
Do not open sealed envelopes.  ‘Unofficial’ transcripts will not be considered.**

4.     ______          Signed Privacy Statement (signed by applicant and sponsor)
5.     ______          Signed Publicity Statement (signed by applicant and sponsor)
6.     ______          High School Information Sheet
7.     ______          If Applicable: Official College Transcripts for Dual Enrollment
  
F   Any questions, please contact NOSC Scholarship Chairman, Mary K Page                                                 
    Mail to:   Naval Officers' Spouses' Club of Washington DC
Scholarship Committee
6403 Chatham Park Drive
Brandywine, MD 20613

Optimist Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 15


The three are
      1)      Calvert Optimist-Knapp Scholarship - $8,000 with payments of $2,000 for up to four-years of continuing education.

     2)      Calvert Optimist Scholarship - $6,000 with payments of $1,500 for up to four-years of continuing education.
     

The basic requirements for submission are
 1)the student be a Calvert County High School graduate; 2)submission of a completed Application
 3) an essay on the students educational goals. 

Applications are reviewed by a committee of Club members and successful recipients are notified by mail.

Requirements:
-Completed application. Download HERE
-Copy of students transcript

Procedures:
-Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Optimist Club of Calvert.
-Applicants will be judged as to qualities of character, citizenship and scholastic ability. Other major considerations will include financial need and thoughtfulness in completing the application form.

-Submit application and transcript to:
Optimist Scholarship Award Committee
c/o Betty W. Knapp
8233 Pushaw Station Road
Owings, Md 20736

Deadline April 15

Two Year or Tech School Scholarship!

The Optimist Club of Calvert offers an annual one time vocation award of $3,000 for students residing in Calvert County. This award must be used for advanced training at any trade or technical school or community college that is approved by the Optimist Club. Only two year colleges are permitted.

Requirements:
-Must reside in Calvert County and be in the current graduating class of Calvert County high school.
-Children, step-children and grand children of members of Optimist club are not eligible.
-The vocational award can only be used at two year programs


Download your APPLICATION and rules HERE

Completed app and a high school transcript must be mailed on or BEFORE April 15

Mail to:

Optimist Vocation Award Committee
c/o Leslie Knapp
8233 Pushaw Station Rd
Owings, Maryland 20736
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