News Release, St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance (BECA)
Leonardtown, MD- St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance (BECA) hosted the 2020 Scholarship Fair on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Hundreds of students, family members and friends met with more than two dozen local scholarship providers to learn more about their individual scholarship offerings.
Also on hand were representatives from the Maryland District 29 state delegation offices of Senator Jack Bailey and Delegates Matt Morgan, Brian Crosby, and Jerry Clark. Additionally, there were admissions representatives from the College of Southern Maryland and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Presentations were made throughout the event on completing the 2020 BECA Common Application and on Financial Aid Basics.
The 2020 Common Scholarship Application is available online at www.smcbeca.org and is due February 18, 2020. More than 50 scholarships, several with multiple awards and valued at about $250,000 are offered by local businesses, civic organizations, nonprofits or individuals for students residing in or attending school in St. Mary’s County or Southern Maryland. Please check the BECA common application for specific eligibility criteria.
For more information about BECA and the Common Scholarship Application please contact Bob Schaller or Mark Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-257-2322.
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