December 2, 2013
New release date:
January 1, 2014 ...BECA's St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application for 2014 will be available here. Please do not use the 2013 application, as there are many changes.
January 22, 2014. 4 pm to 7 pm. BECA's Scholarship Fair, at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
March 17, 2014. BECA's St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application for 2014 Deadline. Mail it to BECA, PO Box 153, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
May 22, 2014. 4 to 5 pm. BECA's Scholarship Awards Event, at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
Coming soon....the all new, BECA website. The address will remain the same: www.smcbeca.org.
The Southern Maryland Regional Internship Application
BECA, The Patuxent Partnership and St. Mary's County Public Schools have created the Southern Maryland Regional Internship Application. The application is for high school students who were juniors or seniors in the 2012-13 school year, or were college students.
The application was presented online as a Survey Monkey survey. The deadline for completing the application was May 22, 2013.
Over 180 applications were received. As of today, five employers with internships to offer have received applications. Six students have received internships from one employer, and the other employers are in the process of screening applications and contacting students for interviews.
There was a statement on this website that said students would be contacted by June 1. This was not correct. The selection process is ongoing.
For information purposes only, the application is available below for download. THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED and applications are no longer accepted.
Printable SoMD Regional Internship Application
As this is the first year for this application, the actual number of internships to be offered is not yet known. If you have questions, please write to us at email@example.com, or call 240-257-BECA.
Here is an excellent guide to internships. It is designed for college students but most of the content also applies to high school internships. This link is not maintained by BECA, SMCPS, or any of our community partners.
Guide to Internships
St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application
(CLOSED at this time. Download the 2014 application on January 1, 2014.)
Delegates and Senatorial Scholarships
Did you know that your state delegates and state senators offer scholarships? Here's an article to get you started. John Bohanan's Scholarship. The article tells where to find the name of your delegate and senator. Or go directly to mdelect.net. Once you know, contact your senator or delegate's office directly.
Over 250 People Attend BECA Awards Ceremony. May, 17, 2013
At BECA's Fifth Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 13, 2011, 125 students received scholarships they applied for using BECA's Common Scholarship Application. Over $325,000 in scholarships were awarded. Some scholarship providers will hold their own, additional awards ceremonies.
Photos from past events....
BECA Fundraiser a Success
Thanks to all who attended BECA's 2013 Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Auction. We are calculating the total raised, but early estimates suggest we will exceed our goal of $20,000 needed to give out 20 BECA Scholarships. See the picture below.
BECA's Common Scholarship Application Awards Ceremony held May 11, 2012.
BECA and BECA's partners recognized their scholarship award winners at Leonardtown High School on May 11. With the exception of a few providers who had not yet made their final decisions, the providers introduced the students they had selected and gave them their awards.
Photos from 2011
Top: Winners of BECA's $1,000 Scholarships.
Middle: Linda Himmelheber, of the St. Mary's County Public Schools Retirees Association presents scholarships to students who will become teachers in St. Mary's County.
Bottom: Dr. Martirano's closing remarks at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
BECA is the organization that created and processes the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application, which allows students to apply for numerous local scholarships with just one application. Over $1,000,000 in scholarships has been awarded through this application since its inception in 2007. BECA also awards its own scholarships to students. In each of the past two years, BECA awarded twenty, $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. Sine 1995, BECA alone has given more than $140,000 in scholarships.