Local Organizations Offering Scholarships

Organization Description Application Link / Contact Info
American Legion Post #170 Randolph Furey,
Pomonkey, MD
The American Legion Post #170 will offer six scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Individuals applying for the scholarships must be related to members of the American Legion Post 170 or Auxiliary Unit No. 170. All scholarship applications must be completed and submitted to the American Legion Post #170, 4345 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 not later than March 15, 2021. Finalists may be required to log on to a ZOOM Meeting for an interview during the period of March 16th – April 1st due to COVID. The selection process will start April 2, 2021. Winners will be informed via email, phone, or mail.
  • Application Contact
    Michael Harper, 1st Vice Commander
  • Contact for Additional Information
Buffalo Soldiers of Maryland Foundation, Inc. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter provides financial assistance to students from the State of Maryland. The scholarship winner will be awarded a one-time $2,000 academic scholarship for use at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice. The William C. Price Scholarship contest is open to African-American seniors attending high schools in Charles County, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the end of their first semester senior year. Finalists will be selected and notified by June 1, 2021
Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund The Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors in Charles County, Maryland who are pursuing their career, trade school, or college dreams. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Graduating senior from Charles County Public Schools; and (2) Complete a narrative essay, video submission, or a visual portfolio of no more than 1,000 words (essay) or no longer than four minutes (video) sharing what you plan to do after high school and how this scholarship would help make those post-graduation dreams a reality. Individual scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500-$1500 per scholarship each May.
Charles County Arts Alliance CCAA offers a $1,500.00 scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior from each Charles County public high school and St. Mary’s Ryken HS who plans to major in an arts program and has been accepted at a four-year college or university.
Charles County Master Gardeners One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student from a Charles County High School, who plans to study at a two- or four-year college or university. The following preferred fields of study may be considered: animal and avian sciences, earth science, environmental science, life science, marine science, plant science, etc. Other fields of study may be considered that are related to the Master Gardener mission to educate residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.
Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. The Charles County Scholarship Fund Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors.
College of Southern Maryland  Please visit their website for information.
Office of Delegate Debra Davis This scholarship is intended to assist Charles County students in furthering their higher education and pursuing their career goals. We strongly encourage first-generation college students and students pursuing a certificate/licensure to apply.
Maryland State Delegate Edith J. Patterson The selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the following:

  1. Academic Record: Academic performance during the student’s high school, college, or university matriculation will be considered. An unofficial copy of the student’s most recent academic records from high school, college and/or university attended must be returned with the completed application before the application deadline.
  2. Financial Need: Selection of scholarship recipients based on need utilizes the family contribution (FC) amount that is calculated under the federal methodology (FM). The FM formula determines an amount the family is expected to pay for their son or daughter’s education.
  3. 100 word essay describing your career goals and aspirations.
  4. Involvement/Participation in Community and Extracurricular Activities: Involvement in charitable, educational, community, neighborhood, and volunteer activities will be strongly considered. A list of extracurricular activities and community service must be returned with the completed application by the deadline
Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc Each year, the Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Nu Zeta Omega Chapter awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and plan to attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) on a full-time basis in the year of graduation. Additionally, two (2) book scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to two (2) students planning to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland on a full-time basis.
Maryland Higher Education Commission State-funded grants and scholarships
The Southern Maryland Community Enrichment Center Graduating senior for a Charles County high school with a GPA of 2.50 or above. Scholarship Amount- $500 Application Period- December 14, 2020- April 2, 2021
  • Scholarship Application web link: www.somcec.org
  • Scholarship Due Date: April 2, 2021
  • Contact email for additional information: info@somcec.org
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) SMECO is offering $2,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who are graduating in 2021. If you’re a senior living with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members, and you have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you’re eligible to apply. Fill out the online application form by Tuesday, April 6, 2021. SMECO awards scholarships based on scholastic achievement, financial need, an interview, school involvement, and community involvement. Our Scholarship Awards Committee will contact the top eight candidates to schedule interviews.
Tau Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi $1,000.00 to minority student
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers five different non-renewable scholarships:

  1. Elvear B. Johnson (Ph.D.) Scholarship ($1,000);
  2. the Tri-County Maryland Scholarship ($1,000);
  3. Career/Vocational/Technical Scholarship ($750);
  4. the Educational Program Scholarship ($500); and
  5. the Zandra Isaac Book Scholarship ($500).

Eligible applicants must be a 2021 graduating senior who resides in or attends a high school in the TCMDAC service area, which includes all of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties and Charles County (east of Route 301). The public high schools in this service area include La Plata, Thomas Stone, St. Charles, Career & Technology Academy, You must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above, demonstrate community or extracurricular activity involvement, plan to attend a two-year or four-year university or college OR a Career/Vocational/Technical program as a full-time student in fall, 2021.

Phi Alpha Zeta
Chapter of Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. We will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of two thousand twenty dollars ($2,020.00), and up to four (4) additional book scholarships. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County. The purpose of the Phi Alpha Zeta Annual Scholarship Program is to recognize and honor an outstanding young woman who intends to further her education at a four-year accredited college or university. To qualify for the Phi Alpha Zeta Scholarship award, the student must be in their senior year of high school, complete all application forms, including the supporting materials, and submit them by April 15, 2021. Only one application is to be submitted and applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications must be typed and the eligibility criteria must be strictly followed. Failure to follow the criteria will automatically disqualify the applicant.