COVID 19 UPDATE: posted March 29, 2020. 

BECA is in the process of contacting the scholarship providers from our 2020 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application. We are checking to see if they will meet the April 15, 2020 deadline to notify student winners of their scholarships. See the Common Scholarship Application page for the most current information. 


Thanks to all who attended BushwoodStock on September 7, 2019. We raised enough to provide four more $1,000 scholarships. 

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$201,750 of Scholarships Awarded on May 14, 2019

 See the list below for the list of providers and scholarships awarded. The dollar value is the first year total for each scholarship provider. The actual value is greater than $201,750 because a number of scholarships are renewable. 
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BECA is the St. Mary's County Business, Education, and Community Alliance. BECA works to help students from St. Mary's County achieve their higher education goals. We provide the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application with more than $200,000 in local scholarships. The electronic application is now CLOSED.  The deadline for completing the application was February 15, 2019. 


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Congratulations to the students who earned scholarships by using BECA's 2019 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application (Last year). $201,750 was awarded to students.


Name  Winner Name(s) Presenter Name Presenter Title Total first year value
American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Southern Maryland Chapter, Scholarship  Jordyn Martin, Natalie Voithofer, Khalil Moore Sadie Broome-Coombs ASMC Scholarship Committee Member $3,000
Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship  Maya Sidorovich Mark Converse Commanding Officer of the Association of Naval Aviation's Patuxent River Squadron $1,000
Dugan, McKissick & Longmore- Barbara Horn Scholarship Tayla Mann Colleen Blundell VP Investment/Business Services $500
Cedar Point Federal Credit Union – Frank E. Gorely Scholarship  Jessica Mesmer Colleen Blundell VP Investment/Business Services $1,000
Cedar Point Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship  Reilly Aud Colleen Blundell VP Investment/Business Services $500
Charlotte Hall Rotary Scholarship   McKayla Barrett, Brian Williams, Amirah Weems, Alyssa Bolton, Rebecca Guy, Savannah Staples, Megan Overby Toni Kruszka Member, Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall $7,000
Charlotte Hall Rotary Club Barbara Jean Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Hannah Tucker Toni Kruszka Member, Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall $500
Clement's Cuties' Nolan Scully Public Service Scholarship  Kaitlin Zelonis, Samantha Tercedo, Brian Williams Jonathan Scully  Father of Nolan Scully  $5,100
Clement's Cuties, Danny Ryce Memorial Scholarship for Music  William Alderman Elise Ryce  Co-Chairman Clements Cuties $1,000
Daniel Fitzgerald Scholarship Justin Vogt Daniel Fitzgerald Owner Fitzie's Marina, Restaurant and Pub $10,000
Easton Family Scholarship  Myla Davis JoAnne Easton and Andrew Easton Parents of a successful Great Mills High graduate $500
Fitzgerald Family Scholarship  McKayla Barrett Michael Fitzgerald, Jr.   $1,000
Garner Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship   Mackenzie A. Windsor, Chloe M. Brandt, William J. Alderman BECA will present for Karen Garner   $3,000
Hollywood Elementary School PTA/Retired Teacher Scholarship  Cara Hugal Jennifer Gilman Hollywood Elementary Principal $500
Leonardtown Lions Club, Raymond Stone Memorial Awards  Justin Vogt, Jesse Long, Jessica Sequenzia, Kurt McKay BECA will present for the Lions Club   $4,000
Leonardtown Rotary Scholarship   Isaiah Commodore Carolyn Egrie President, Leonardtown Rotary $1,000
Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship   Donetta Corbin, Kelly Murph, Rebecca Guy Trisha Post Scholarship Chair $1,500
Lexington Park Lions Club Foundation, Inc.  Macy McCombs, Jack O'Brien Sal Raspa Lexington Park Lions Club Scholarship Chair $2,000
Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron Scholarship  Tucker Protzman, Margaret Holmes, Emily Imhof, Savannah Jabr, Kaitlyn Ng, Finnegan O'Neill, Tashin Rahman, Jennifer Tennant Hank Vanderborght Marine Corps Aviation Association Commanding Officer $28,000
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Healthcare Scholarship Program Brooke Gatton, Amber Gonrarek, Samantha Tercedo, Kaitlin Zelonis BECA will present for the Foundation   $24,000
NAACP Claudia Pickeral   Gabrielle Oler, Taylor Jackson Delores Harris Wilson  NAACP #7025 Scholarship Chair via the Education Committee $1,000
Nam Knight Darrell “Stone Cold” Canter Scholarship  Isaiah Commodore, Tyara Nguyen, Calie Neville Timothy P. Harte  Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club Skipjack Chapter President $2,500
Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering Scholarship  Keaton Hogan, William Do, Gabriel Ichniowski, Grace Wood, Tyler Jenkins Scott Stewart Northrop Grumman Corporate Lead Executive $10,000
Raley, Watts & O’Neill – Chris King, Financial Advisor  Tristin Baxter, Tayla Mann, Taylor Bahen Chris King Financial Advisor and Academy of Finance Advisory Board Member $2,750
St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau Scholarship David Guy, Patricia Krohn BECA will present for the Farm Bureau   $2,000
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Scholarship Award  Jack O'Brien Joyce Savage St. Mary's County Garden Club Scholarship Chair $1,000
St. Mary’s County Public Schools Retirees Association  Kelly Murph Linda Himmelheber SMCPSRA Scholarship Chairperson $1,000
St. Mary’s County Scholarship Fund  Marissa Queen, Zachary Simmons, Alexis Rock, Tanasia Miles, Darrian Britto, Darius Gregory, Maia Brown , Jazmine Kellmell, Kelsey Herbert, Myla Davis, Azaria Rubia, Taylor Jackson, Kayla Pratt, Asha Gaines, Asha Gaines, Michael Miles, plus five college students Karen Lowry Scholarship Committee Member $10,000
St. Mary's County Black History Coalition, Dinah K. Somerville Scholarship Aeysha-Jynelle Rennie, Jamarie Bush, Tayla Mann TBA   $3,000
St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship  Taylor Jackson Dr. Rich Fleming President/CEO $1,000
Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship  Faith Allen, Sydney Armitage, Austin DeStefanis, Thomas DeStefanis, Hunter DeVito, Brooke Gatton, Rebecca Guy, Jessica Henderson, Kristina Kowalik, Samantha Kowalik, Jessica Mesmer, Samantha Tercedo, Megan Yelinek, Amy Zhao Steve Mattingly Stephen's Dad $14,000
Support Education Foundation’s Dorothy Marvil Scholarship sponsored by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
Finnegan O'Neill Terry Grant Relationship Manager, On-site Financial Services $3,000
Support Education Foundation’s Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship sponsored by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Tayla Mann Terry Grant Relationship Manager, On-site Financial Services $3,000
The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Southern Maryland Scholarship Award (NPHC-SMD)  Taylor Jackson Cynthia Hughes Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter $1,000
The Newtowne Players, Inc. present the William E. Scarafia Memorial Scholarship. Sophia Campbell, Azaria Rubio Jenny Meisinger Artistic Director, The Newtowne Players $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Ann Houston Green Music Education  William Alderman Mel Powell Lexington Park Rotary Scholarhship Committee Chair $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Danny Weddle Memorial Scholarship-Mathematics and Engineering  Joshua Hoffman $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Doris Darrah Mathematics Education  Samantha Johnson $1,000
Lexington Park Rotary, Greg H. Clarke Aviation/Military   Jessica Mesmer $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park John Ramos Memorial Scholarship-Written and Oral Communications Amyah Hill $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Mike Marley Service Award Scholarship  Alyssa Dorsey $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Robert and Rita I. Merritts Academic Scholarship   Khalil Moore $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Robert and Rita I. Merritts Vocational Scholarship  Tucker Protzman $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park Scholarships-Multiple Scholarships  Jade Collins, Hannah Cook, Kaitlyn Kinney, Kristina Kowalik, Juliana Moore, Shayna Smith, John Voorhaar $7,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park, Anonymous Donor Academic Scholarship.  Savannah Staples $1,000
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park, Anonymous Donor Vocational Scholarship.  Justin Vogt $1,000
The Rotary of Lexington Park "So Many Journeys Waiting For U” Scholarship  Malissa Moore $1,000
The Scholarship for the Education and Training of Children of Employees of the Metropolitan Commission Alyssa Fox Keith Fairfax St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission Board Member and Scholarship Sponsor $2,500
The Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation Award  Darrian Britto, Hasam Kasmani, Khalil Moore, Isaiah Commodore Wilson Ennis Scholarship Chair $4,000
The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County, Inc.  Jaxson O'Mara, Alyssa Dorsey, Hannah Davis Carole Romary Scholarship Chair and
 1st Vice President
William Eglinton Memorial Scholarship.  Taylor Jackson, Layton Schuyler Carole Romary Scholarship Chair and
 1st Vice President
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Elvear B. Johnson Ph.D. Scholarship  Tayla Mann, Finnegan O'Neill BECA will present    $2,000
Walters Family Scholarship  Aumaun Hill, Reilly Aud John Walters Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments $2,500
William L. Smith Jr. Memorial Scholarship  Azaria Rubio, Samuel Hawkins BECA will present   $1,000
Women in Defense-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Scholarship.  Jessica Mesmer, Savannah Jabr Rachel Potts Women In Defense - Chesapeake Bay Chapter President $1,400
BECA Scholarship Maia Brown, Kimberly Clements, Hattie Dalton, Hannah Davis, Autumn Katsouros, Alex Heng, Jaxon O'Mara, Nicholas Piacente, Bradley Wohlfarth, Julia Brown, Alonzo Simmons Bob Schaller/Mark Smith BECA President/Treasurer $10,400


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