Scholarships

L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.’s  a 501(c)(3) organization, creates and supports programs which directly achieves positive outcomes for underserved students by improving high school graduation rates and college acceptance through educational enrichment activities, internships, community engagement, leadership development and parental involvement.  

Current scholarships are listed below.  All are encouraged to apply, however make sure to review the criteria/requirements before submitting your application.  Please be mindful of deadlines! 

    Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Financial aid is money that helps you pay for college. It is added to the amount that you and your family can afford to pay to cover the cost of your college. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or abilities. Need-based financial aid is given to students who show they have financial need. Most financial aid is need-based. See Financial Aid Resource.

    What kinds of financial aid are available?

    Grants and scholarships are gift aid that you don't have to pay back. Grants are usually given because the student has financial need, while scholarships are usually given to recognize the student's academic achievement, athletic ability or other talent.
    Loans must be repaid, usually with interest, after you graduate or stop going to school.
    Employment, usually called work-study, lets you work and earn money to help pay for school-related expenses. These jobs are usually on-campus.

    Types of State Financial Assistance Scholarship and Grant Programs
     


    The Melbourne and Mary Anderson Scholarship and Education Fund

    The Melbourne and Mary Anderson Scholarship & Education Fund- Leadership, Service and Entrepreneurship  was established in 2014 to commemorate and celebrate the lives of Melbourne and Mary Anderson, parents of founder and Board Chair of The L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. Up to $1,000.00 will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a two or four year college/university dedicated to serving the under-served/underrepresented population with a college major/concentration in either of the following: (or other public service related majors) 

    • Environmental Economics
    • International Development
    • Non Profit Management
    • Education & Social Services
    • Public Policy/Public Administration
    • Psychology
    • Pre-Medicine/Nursing
    • Sociology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Community, Environmental or Economic Development

    If you have a questions regarding a major or concentration, please feel free to contact our Scholarship Office, 240-244-6138.

    GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SCHOLARSHIP FUND INC.

    THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC. is a non-profit corporation, which provides grants to students who attend historically black colleges or universities and major in an area of business, math, science or technology.  Our purpose is to assist students in receiving the technology and skills they need to help make a better society.  Our mission is to produce LEADERS rather than followers.

    The scholarship fund awards grants annually to students who major in one or more of the following areas:  ACCOUNTING, AGRI-BUSINESS, AQUACULTURE SCIENCE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, BUSINESS, CHEMISTRY, COMMUNICATION, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ENGINEERING, LAW, MATHEMATICS, MEDICINE, NURSING, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PRE-LAW, PRE-MED, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.  These grants, unlike a loan, do not have to be repaid.  This academic year the awards will range from a book scholarship to $10,000.00 or more depending on the student’s involvement in the organization and availability of funds.  Grants are not based solely on grade point average, or scores on college entrance exams, however, these factors are considered.  May 30th deadline.

    Click here for application.


    THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUNDS

    TMCF offers four types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending TMCF member-schools. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. Occasionally, we may offer scholarships to students not attending one of our member-schools.

    Since its inception, hundreds of companies and foundations have funded a TMCF scholarship. Our scholarship partners allow TMCF to award scholarships that are designed to complement the financial aid students receive from other sources for tuition and other education expenses, such as books and housing. As a result of our efforts, an increasing number of students are able to attend and complete college at an affordable cost.  Click here for applications. May 20th- June 17th deadlines.


    THE PRSA FOUNDATION PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

    The PRSA Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is committed to promoting diversity among public relations professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public good and address the needs of a diverse world. Headquartered in New York City, the PRSA Foundation was chartered under section 403 of the New York State Corporation Law as a not-for-profit organization. The PRSA Foundation supports programs that attract, assist and prepare young adults to enter the public relations profession, and works with employers and industry organizations to create workplace-based inclusion efforts to welcome, support and retain a diverse workforce. Click here for a variety of scholarship applications.




    Prince George's Promise -  Prince George's County Promise Scholarship Task Force last year. In the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, the County invested $1.7 million to create the Prince George's Promise Scholarship Program. This program covers tuition and fees not covered by State, Federal or private aid for PGCPS graduates attending Prince George's Community College. Learn more.





    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

    The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated – Tau Delta Zeta Chapter are women committed to excellence in all areas of life. We strive tirelessly to exemplify the ideals of ScholarshipService, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood, as held by our illustrious Sorority. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated – Tau Delta Zeta Chaptercreated the essay contest to encourage high scholarly achievement through writing and creative expression among college-bound young women. Through the Power of the Written Word essay contest, we challenge young women to define the noble and unique ideal of Finer Womanhood in relation to the examples of phenomenal women in their own lives and the women they aspire to be.

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Tau Delta Zeta Chapter's Power of the Written Word Scholarship is currently available to all female graduating high school Seniors.  

    See attached for further details.....

     

    The Southern Prince George's County Community Charities

    The Southern Prince George's County Community Charities is a non-profit organization, who's educational and charitable endeavors are supported and endorsed by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Tau Omega (UTO) Chapter. 

    In partnership with Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter, SPGCCC offers scholarships to qualified high school students, who plan to attend college, each year.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, individual motivation and the students must reside in or attend high school in Districts 8 or 9 in Southern Prince George's County.  

    See attached for further details.....        


    The Maryland Multicultural Coalition (MMC)

    Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education

    MMC/NAME is the Maryland Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 

    The mission of MMC/NAME is to promote and support education that is multicultural as a means of achieving the full academic potential of every learner in Maryland by sharing knowledge and resources, fostering appreciation of diversity, and advocating for educational equity.  MMC/NAME brings together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels education, from different academic disciplines a variety of educational institutions.  It is our pleasure to sponsor this scholarship.

    See attached for further details....


    The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women awards $1,000 quarterly + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 

    Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

    • Award: $1,000
    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    • Eligibility:

            + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate
                student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.

            + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

            + Must identify as female.

            + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

    We're tremendously proud of the work that we are doing to help young college women all over the country to achieve true mental, physical, and emotional well-being---but we're just getting started. 

    Scholarship page and application:  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

    The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women awards $1,000 quarterly + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 

    Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

    Award: $1,000
    Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    Eligibility:
            + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate
                student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.

            + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

            + Must identify as female.

            + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

    We're tremendously proud of the work that we are doing to help young college women all over the country to achieve true mental, physical, and emotional well-being---but we're just getting started. 

    Scholarship page and application:  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

    Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!


    Greater Washington Urban League

    For the 2017-2018 school year, the Greater Washington Urban League will award several scholarships to deserving high school scholars, ranging from $500 to $8000.  All scholarship disbursements are to be used for tuition and will be delivered directly to the bursar's/student accounts office of the student's school for the fall term of their freshman year of college.

    See attachments for further details....




    Delegate Darryl Barnes Scholarship

    Who May Apply

    All Maryland residents attending a college, university, trade school or equivalent in the State of Maryland are eligible for the House of Delegates Scholarship. Current high school seniors and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate students,  and students attending a private career school may apply.

    How To Apply

    In order to receive the scholarship award, You must also complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student, or attend certain private career schools. Students attending out-of-state schools are welcome to apply, but in order to receive a scholarship award the intended major or program of study must be unique to the out-of-state school and not available at any Maryland institution.

    Deadline

    Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2018

    The minimum annual award is $200 and may be held with all State awards. The total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.

    Awards are not automatically renewed. You must re-apply each year to your delegate(s).

    Contact Delegate Darryl Barnes about a Scholarship:
    House Office Building, Room 207
    6 Bladen Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
    Phone:  (301) 858-3357
    E-mail: Darryl.Barnes@house.state.md.us