Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc. (BECA)
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BECA is a local non-profit org that was co-founded in 1989 by the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce and the Superintendent of Schools to help get available scholarship funds into the hands of deserving St. Mary's County, Md. students. We found that there were so many different scholarships available, that students were overwhelmed and ended up applying for relatively few, leaving a lot of money unclaimed and many students in need.
One of out programs is the "Passport to the Future" program which rewards good attendance and academic performance with financial incentives offered by local merchants. Do well in school and save some bucks at the mall.
We also offer a Common Scholarship Application that allows parent to apply once for several locally offered scholarship programs. This can save you a tremendous amount of time.