It is no secret that the rising cost of higher education deters students from pursuing their dreams of attending college. Since 2007, SECU has offered scholarships to Maryland state employees and their families seeking higher education to offset the financial burden of earning a degree. In an effort to make a greater impact, starting in 2020, our scholarship program is now open to all SECU members regardless of where they attend school or their membership affiliation. Since the program’s inception in 2007, over $700,000 has been awarded.
2020 Scholarship Winners
We are excited to announce that the recipients for the 2020 Scholarship Program have been selected. This year’s applicant pool was by far the most competitive we’ve seen and we are pleased to award 26 students with scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.
Watch the video below to hear from a few of our 2020 SECU MD Foundation Scholarship recipients! A full list of award winners is also listed below with their respective universities.
Congratulations to all our 2020 winners!
|Leah Bass||Coppin State University|
|McCall Brown||Morgan State University|
|Suzie Byun||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Sarah Byun||University of Maryland, Baltimore|
|Megan Chang||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Alyssa Cole||Louisiana State University|
|Deidre Felix||University of Pittsburgh|
|Mohammed Gbadamosi||University of Florida College of Pharmacy|
|Noah Hayden||Virginia Tech|
|Daniel He||New York University|
|Ananya Iyer||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Rabia Kashmiri||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Gavin Kihn||Towson University|
|Robert Lamb Jr.||University of Maryland Global Campus|
|Kaely Long||Hagerstown Community College|
|Josie Minnick||Frederick Community College|
|Natalya Moody||George Mason University|
|Brooke Nixon||Christopher Newport University|
|Lenisha Paige||Penn State College of Medicine|
|Daria Paschall||Howard University|
|Thalia Rife||St. Mary’s College of Maryland|
|Monaye Rikard||Morgan State University|
|Lauren Ritter||University of South Carolina|
|Ashleigh Steinberg||University of Delaware|
|Amarachi Ugboh||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Kamel Worgs||Morehouse College|
“I would like to thank everyone who made this scholarship possible. My pursuit of higher education has not always been easy but I am dedicated and determined to reach my goals. This scholarship will relieve a huge burden and help me get one step closer to my dream. From the bottom of my heart, sincerely, thank you!”
– 2020 Scholarship Recipient
2021 Scholarship Program
The 2021 Scholarship Program will be launched by February 2021. Scholarship applicants will be asked to submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on a given prompt. Recipient must be a SECU member and attending a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade, or technical school for the Fall 2021 semester. Please reach out to the SECU Community Engagement Team with any questions you may have regarding the Scholarship Program.