BECA is the St. Mary's County Business, Education, and Community Alliance. BECA works to help students from St. Mary's County achieve their higher education goals. We provide the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application with $200,000 in local scholarships. The electronic application is now CLOSED.  The deadline for completing the application was February 15, 2019. 


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2. Use this link to donate online with a credit card. DONATE ONLINE. Or, send a check to BECA, P.O. Box 153, Leonardtown, MD 20650. 



Congratulations to the students who earned scholarships by using BECA's 2018 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application. $180,350 was awarded to students. 

Scholarship Name Student Name and Scholarship Amount
Alpha Beta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Frances Lancaster Grant for Teacher Education Kayli Scrivener, 500
American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Southern Maryland Chapter, Scholarship Courteney Lawson, Kelsey Herbert, Chloe Roberson, 500 each
Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Joseph Buckley, 1000
Cedar Point Federal Credit Union – Frank E. Gorely Lauren Hicks, 1000
Cedar Point Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship Paxton Perry, 500
Barbara Horn Scholarship Sponsored by Dugan, McKissick and Longmore, LLC Kelsey Herbert, 500
Charlotte Hall Rotary Scholarship  David Guy, Holly Click, Briona Stauffer, Lindsay Rementz, Michaela Adams, Caleb Bouch, Andrew Hill, all 1,000. Madison Richards, Macy Delahay, Savanna Benfield, Madison Gregory, all 500
Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship  Asha Gaines, Jessi McCloskey, Garrett Harvey, Khaya Hemsley, Rayna Shields, Paige Baugher, Kayli Scrivener, Bethany Prettyman, Alexxis Stanalonis, Danielle Wenk, Elizabeth Staufenberger, Andrew Hill, Benjamin Carrigg, all 1000
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Elvear B. Johnson Ph.D. Scholarship Isabella Lehr, 1000
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union's Dorothy Marvil Memorial Scholarship Colin Maher, 3000
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union's Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship  Alexis Plater, 3000
Fitzgerald Family Scholarship Brooke Higgs, 1000
Garner Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Colin Maher, 500 
Hollywood Elementary School PTA/Retired Teacher Scholarship Rachel Appleby, 500
Leonardtown Lions Club, Raymond Stone Memorial Awards Andrew Hill, Jordan Rodriguez, Reilly Rodriguez, Bailey St. Clair, all 1000  
Leonardtown Rotary Scholarship Stuart Plagge, 1000
Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship Danielle Wenk, CeCelia Badovski, Kylie Duncan, all 500
Lexington Park Lions Club Foundation, Inc. Kayli Scrivener, Nolin Bradley, all 1000
Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron Scholarship  Anna Stevenson, 5000; David Cannavo, James Kelly, Natalie Wolfe, William Longworth, Jonathan Pappas, Alex Sheranko, all 4000
Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Scholarship  Madison Richards, 6000
NAACP Claudia Pickeral Scholarship Kelsey Herbert, Chloe Roberson, Slade Scriber, Morgan Smith, all 500
Nam Knight Darrell “Stone Cold” Canter Scholarship Moses Weaver, 1250, Jonathan Pappas, 750, Cathy Masellio, 500
Nolan Scully Public Service Scholarship from Clements Cuties Layla Potas, 1700, Marcus Smith, 1700, Lindsay Remetz, 1700
Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering Scholarship Jonathan Pappas, Thomas Donigan, Shobvon Cooper, Nathaniel Brown, Michael Gioia, all 2000
Patuxent Dental Scholarship Samantha Kamosa
The Newtowne Players, Inc. William E. Scarafia Memorial Scholarship Colin Maher, 500, Laura Ponturiero, 500
Raley, Watts & O’Neill – Chris King, Financial Advisor  Nicole Sage, 1000, Kelsey Herbert, 750, 
St. Mary's Farm Bureau Gabrielle Cory, 1000, Rachel Riche, 1000, David Guy, 1000, Michael Van Ryswick, 500
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Scholarship Award  Jane Bailey, 1000
St. Mary’s County Public Schools Retirees Association  Rachel Appleby, 1000
St. Mary’s County Scholarship Fund Shobvon Cooper, 600, Asha Gaines, 500, Leah Gough, 800, Kelsey Herbert, 600, Bruce Jennifer, 600, Isabella Lehr, 500, Tanasia Miles, 500, Anthony Miller, 400, Alexis Plater, 600, Joan Popoola, 800, Kayla Pratt, 800, Chloe Roberson, 800, Zachary Simmons, 400, Cameron Smith, 400, Marcus Smith, 400, Morgan Smith, 400, Alexandra Witherspoonn, 600; + 4,300 in renewals
The Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation Award  DeShawn Polk, Nolin Bradley, Ryan Olden, Marcus Smith, Kameron Hailey-Matthew, Michael Mcintosh, all 1000
Walters Family Scholarship Nicole Sage, 1500, Brooke Lyon, 1000
The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County, Inc. Alexandria Witherspoon, Alyssa Brookhart, Madison Richards, all 2000
William L. Smith Jr. Memorial Scholarship Tyler Yeldell, Ashley Anderson, all 500
Women in Defense-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Scholarship.  Anna Stevenson, Sarah Mudd, all 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Ann Houston Green Music Education Meredith Anderson, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Danny Weddle Memorial Scholarship-Mathematics and Engineering  Thomas Wild, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Doris Darrah Mathematics Education David  Cannavo, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary So Many Journeys Chloe Roberson, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary John Ramos Memorial Scholarship-Written and Oral Communications-  Jessi McCloskey, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Mike Marley Service Award Scholarship Brittany Stewart, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Robert and Rita I. Merritts Academic Scholarship Alyssa Brookhart, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Robert and Rita I.  Merritts Vocational Scholarship Morgan Smith, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Greg H. Clarke Aviation/Military  Shobvon Cooper, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary, Anonymous, for Vocational Career Emma Davis, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary, Anonymous, for Academic Career Emily Roell, 1000
Lexington Park Rotary Multiple Scholarships Ashley Anderson, Rachel Appleby, Megan Burns, Clay Crofford, Faith Davis, Michael Gioio, Alexandra Myer, Allyson Myers, Jonathan Pappas, Kayli Scrivener, Sydney Smith, all 1000
BECA Scholarship  Thomas Harris, Tyra Countiss, Savanna Benfield, Lexi Myers, Jessi McCloskey, all 1000


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