May 7, 2013.
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 current college students.
The application is online and is presented as a Survey Monkey survey. The deadline for completing the application is May 22, 2013. You may download a fillable pdf version of the survey to guide you in collecting information. We suggest that you complete the short answer questions in the pdf, then paste those answers into the survey. Here is a link to the pdf version of this file. Please note that this is for your use only. You may not mail or email the pdf to BECA.
Printable SoMD Regional Internship Application
Once you begin the Survey Monkey version, you cannot save it or return to it at a later time. Follow this link only when you are ready to complete it. You will need to know your social security numbers, cumulative GPA and last semester's GPA, number of AP courses taken, and some other basic information.
Below is the link to the Southern Maryland Regional Internship Application.
Again, you must complete your application by May 22, 2013. At that point, the applications will be distributed to employers who have internships to offer. We will use the key words you choose to match your application to available internships. The employers will contact selected students directly to set up interviews. We have requested that employers contact selected students by June 1, 2013.
As this is the first year for this application, the actual number of internships to be offered is not known. If you have questions, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 240-257-BECA.
BECAs St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application
223 students applied for scholarships using BECA's St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application. The applications have been distributed to the scholarship providers who are busy reading them and making their decisions. The scholarship providers will contact students directly to notify them that they have won a scholarship. Students winning scholarships will be invited to the awards ceremony to be held on May 17 from 4 to 5 pm at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
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.
Common Scholarship Application
Below are the links to BECA's St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application. Applications for 2013 are no longer accepted, however this link will remain active for information purposes only.
Instructions and Detailed List of Scholarships
Application and Selected Scholarships
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.
Friday, May 17, 2013. BECA's Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. 4 to 5 pm.
Photos from past events....
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.
News from BECA, April 1, 2012
Two hundred twenty paper Common Scholarship Applications and their corresponding Excel files were received by the March 15, 2012 deadline. BECA volunteers have copied and distributed the applications to the 30 different scholarship providers. Now, it's up to those providers to make their decisions. Some may contact applicants to set up interviews.
BECA itself also has 18 scholarships to award, and members are busy reading student essays and getting ready to make their decision.
The providers will contact their scholarship winners and invite them to the awards ceremony, to be held on May 11th. Good luck to all who applied.
BECA's Fourth Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction... March, 2012
March 9, 2012, was a big success. Thanks to all who attended. You helped BECA raise the $20,000 needed for scholarships to help St. Mary's County students get the education they need to have bright futures!
Over 200 People Attend BECA Awards Ceremony. May, 2011
At BECA's Fifth Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 13, 2011, 70 students received scholarships they applied for using BECA's Common Scholarship Application. Some scholarship providers will hold their own, additional awards ceremonies.
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.