Local Scholarships Available

Western Charles County Community Association/CSM

The Western Charles County Community Association has launched its scholarship program in conjunction with the College of Southern Maryland as part of the association's overall mission to help residents of the area secure quality education. “The WCCCA scholarships focus on helping people to take classes that will enhance their current occupation, or begin a new career. That is in keeping with WCCCA's goal of educating, empowering and energizing people to act individually and together to improve their lives and their community,” said WCCCA President Brenda Thomas. For information on creating a scholarship or applying for a scholarship, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or trade school. The deadline for students to apply for college scholarships is Friday, March 1, 2013. For more information, or to obtain an application, go to http://www.smeco.coop.

To be eligible for SMECO scholarships, students must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community and school involvement. As part of the application process, students must submit an essay on "Why is a College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals?" Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on March 16, 2013.

Students may obtain an application from their school's career counselor or by calling SMECO at 1-888-440-3311, extension 4340. Applications are also available online at http://www.smeco.coop and at the customer service desk in SMECO's Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, and Hughesville offices. Completed application packages with all items submitted together may be taken to a SMECO office or mailed to the attention of Bernadette Lewis, SMECO, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, MD, 20637. When mailing, please allow time for delivery.

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