The Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc. (BECA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Common Scholarship Application. This will be the seventh consecutive year offering this resource to St. Mary’s County schools and students. The common application will be posted at www.smcbeca.org on or about December 15, 2012 and applications will be due March 15, 2013.
Fully three dozen different scholarship offers will be available, several with multiple awards. Earlier this year BECA awarded 23 graduating high school seniors throughout the County with scholarships totaling $26,000. Including all scholarship participants on the common application, close to 100 local scholarships were awarded worth as much as $250,000. BECA is very grateful to all the scholarship providers for making these opportunities available to our community.
The major benefit of the common application to scholarship providers is the ability to reach more than two hundred applicants. Further, BECA serves as a clearinghouse to ensure all applications are received and distributed properly. If you provide a local scholarship and would like to include it on the common application please let us know by Monday, December 3, 2012. The Point of Contact is Mark Smith, BECA Secretary/Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-475-0242 x110. You may also contact the College Counselor or College Access Program Advisor at your local high school.