Congratulations to the students who received scholarships through BECA's St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application this year. $171,925 was the first year value of the scholarships given by local organizations and businesses.  See pictures of some of the winners on the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application page. 

First Last Scholarship One year value
Megan Acker Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Megan Acker Women's Club of St. Mary's $2,000
Quinn Alsheimer MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Scholarship $4,400
Jeremy Anderson American Society of Military Comptrollers $600
Jordan Aris St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $500
Sidney Armitage Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $600
Javon Barrett CMI Affiliated Companies Scholarship $1,000
Brandon Blackwell TLL and John Lancaster, W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation $1,000
Carly Bowes Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Leah Brittin Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Keith Brown TLL and John Lancaster, W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation $1,000
JaRon Butler St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $1,000
Jessica Butler Lexington Park Rotary Academic $400
Alexis Cairns Charlotte Hall Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Alexis Cairns Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship, CHS $1,000
Alexis  Cairns BECA $500
Nicholas Chan MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $1,000
Andrew Chesser Lexington Park Rotary Academic $4,000
Emily Clark Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Emily Clark MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $1,000
Emily Clark Women In Defense STEM $5,000
Chrystallyn Combs Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Tyler Cryer Anonymous Donor Academic $1,000
Sydney Currie Charlotte Hall Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Alanna Daley Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Micah Dittmar MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $1,000
Micah Dittmar NK Darrell “Stone-Cold” Canter Scholarship $4,000
Megan Drew The Walters Family Scholarship $500
Alyssa Dyson Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,500
Alyssa Dyson National Contract Management Association Chesapeake Bay Chapter $1,000
Alyssa Dyson St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $500
Scott Ebelke BECA $1,000
Kylie Egan Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Natalie Emmart Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Natalie Emmart Women In Defense STEM $1,000
Jake Estacion Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering $2,000
Joseph Eversberg Raymond Stone Technical Award $1,000
Kevin Fersch Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering $2,000
Jennifer Fillebrown Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship $500
Sedraya Fletcher John Ramos Academic $1,000
Sedraya Fletcher St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $600
Sedraya Denay Fletcher NAACP Claudia Pickeral Memorial Scholarship $500
Caleigh Franz Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Samantha Frederick-Janey St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $500
Maddison Gibbons Cedar Point Credit Union, Frank E. Gorely $1,000
Hannah Grebos MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
James Grizzle Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
James Grizzle TPP Pathways to Engineering Scholarship $7,500
Miranda Hall St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $600
Katelyn Hamilton Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering $2,000
Valerie Hammett Charlotte Hall Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Kyla Hasemeier NK Darrell “Stone-Cold” Canter Scholarship $500
Sade' Herbert Anonymous Donor Vocational $1,000
Olivia Higgs American Society of Military Comptrollers $500
Olivia Higgs Raley,Watts & O'Neill  - Academy of Finance $500
Olivia Higgs Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Coty Hollingsworth BECA $1,000
Allison Hugel Ann Huston Greene Music Education $1,000
Brandon Jackson Alpha Phi Alpha Donald M. Wade Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Lynn Jameia St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $600
Butler JaRon St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $400
Kyle Kent Danny Weddle Memorial $1,000
Chelsea Kibler American Society of Military Comptrollers $500
Chelsea Kibler MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
Chelsea Kibler National Contract Management Association Chesapeake Bay Chapter $500
Taylor Kuno MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
Grace Lee Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Richard Lehman Dugan, McKissisk and Longmore in honor of Barbara Horn $500
Richard Lehman Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering $2,000
Rainbow Lewis Merritts Vocational $1,000
Rainbow Lewis Quality Built Homes Scholarship $1,000
Allan Li Greg H. Clarke Memorial $1,000
Allan Li TPP Pathways to Engineering Scholarship $7,500
Abbey Liverman Doris Darrah Math Education $1,000
Jovani Llano Allegro Music $1,000
Jovani Llano Leonardtown Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Jovani Llano Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Jovani Amin Llano NAACP Claudia Pickeral Memorial Scholarship $500
Susan Lombre St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $400
Jameia Lynn St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $600
Jemeia Lynn BECA $1,000
Brittany Lyon Charlotte Hall Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Mia McQueen Fitzgerald Realty and Auction $1,000
Orlanda Morton St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $400
Samuel Nam Compass Systems, Inc. Engineering Scholarship $1,000
Meghan Neville MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
Omomayokun Omo St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $800
Mackenzie Parcell Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Brennan Peabody St. Mary's County Garden Club Scholarship $1,000
Tren Pearson TLL and John Lancaster, W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation $1,000
Patrizia-Faith Pelingon Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Zillah Peters The Walters Family Scholarship $1,000
Kristen Phetteplace Charlotte Hall Rotary Service Above Self $1,000
Richard Plagge MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
Justin Quade Raymond Stone Technical Award $1,000
Samantha Richards Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Deanhneece Ridgell St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $675
Shai-Anne Rochester BECA $1,000
Shai-Anne Rochester Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Shai-Anne Rochester St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $400
Madison Ross St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $650
Brendan Sanford Mike Marley Service Award $1,000
Peyton Scheller BECA $1,000
Raymond Shubrooks TLL and John Lancaster, W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation $1,000
Raymond Shubrooks William L. Smith Scholarship $500
Ashley  Simms BECA $1,000
Alexis Spiotta MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
Jadden Michael Stewart Dorothy Marvil Memorial Scholarship $3,000
Nicholas Tobler MCAA John Glenn Squadron Scholarship $4,000
NIcholas Tobler NK Darrell “Stone-Cold” Canter Scholarship $1,000
NIcholas Tobler St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship $1,000
Kaylee Torgesen Lexington Park Lions $1,000
Tyler Turner Raymond Stone Technical Award $1,000
Zulimar Vasquez Turbush Scholarship $500
Bailee Wathen Cody Emery Memorial Scholarship from Patuxent Dental $1,000
John Wilfong Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering $2,000
Hannah Willenborg Lexington Park Rotary Academic $1,000
Samantha Wilt Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Jacklyn Winchell BECA $1,000
Jaclyn Winchell Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Hannah Woolworth Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship, LHS $500
Rose Young Alpha Beta Chapter, Frances Lancaster Teacher Education Grant $500
Rose Young BECA $1,000
Rose Young Hollywood PTA/Retired Teachers Scholarship $500
Rose Young Lettie Marshall Dent- GMHS $500
Rose Young Lexington Park Lions $1,000
Rose Young Merritts Academic $1,000
Rose Young NAACP Claudia Pickeral Memorial Scholarship $500
Rose Young SMCPS Retired Educators  Scholarship $1,000
Rose Young St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship $1,000
Rose Young St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund $800
Rose Young Woman's Club of St. Mary's $2,000


Help BECA raise
 money for scholarships. 

 

 The box above is for credit card donations. BECA thanks our generous supporters for $9000 in checks received at our address: P.O. Box 153, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  

 

 

BECA's 2016 St. Mary's Common Scholarship Application was due by midnight, March 1, 2016. Over two hundred applications have been received. BECA volunteers JoAnn Wurmlinger,  Nancy Lewis and Mark Smith have finshed processing the applications. Scholarship providers all have copies of their applications. The scholarship providers will contact the students they have selected directly. They will also invite winning students  and their families to the awards assembly to be held Wednesday, May 18 from 4 to 5:15 at the Forrest Center. Generally, the providers do not contact winning students until early May. 

BECA  is the St. Mary's County Business, Education and Community Alliance. Founded in 1989, our tax-exempt, 501c(3) organization supports education for all students in St. Mary's County, Maryland. 

BECA's main services are

  • The St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application, listing approximately $200,000 in local scholarships. Students can apply for any number of scholarships they are qualified for with just one single application. 
  • Scholarships. BECA raises money to provide 6 to 25, $1000 scholarships for deserving high school seniors. 
  • The BECA Scholarship Fair. January 20 2016. The event, at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, allowed students and parents to meet the scholarship providers from the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application, attend seminars on completing the Common Scholarship Application and FAFSA and learn about the world of financial aid. 

 

Congratulations to the more than 100 students who won awards last year through BECA's 2015 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application. See their picture at the top of this page. Thanks also to the scholarship providers for the hundreds of thousands of dollars you awarded to students.   

 

Thanks to all who attended BECAs Annual Dinner and Auction, Friday, March 20th.  

If you couldn't make the event, use the link below to make a tax-deductible donation to BECA

https://www.youcaring.com/BECA-scholarships

 

higher res panorama of BECA dinner 2015

 

  

 

This awesome quilt hand made by the SMCPS Retired Educators and other donated items brought in money that will go directly to scholarships. 

 

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A table of happy people from the 2014 event.

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Scholarship Fair, 2015

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