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News and Events for the Senior - Class of 2019 (BHS)


The state deadline for FAFSA is [TBD] If you have not applied yet, tonight would be a great night to start....  

List of Business Degree Scholarships

Up-to-date information on 50+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on the awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations.

We the Student Scholarship Opportunity

Direct Your Students Here

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner.
This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”

Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website.

2019 Scholarship Application for Prince George's County Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Memorial Scholarship of the Prince George's County Retirees Association will award two(2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each

Application and Details

Mary Nusser Scholarship

The attached scholarship is in memory of the amazing Mary Nusser who tirelessly dedicated her time and talent to Bowie High School and the Bowie community for decades.  This scholarship is looking for a senior with at least a C or better average who is an active member of the community. It is not due until April 10th so you have plenty of time to obtain your letters and write an essay on Making A Difference Through Service. I have placed hard copies on the counter in North Guidance.  They are awarding two scholarships this year!!!!!!




LifeBridge Health and ExpressCare are launching their 3rd annual Community Scholarship Program. We are excited to offer thirty $2,500.00 scholarships to deserving seniors. The program will invite seniors/ rising seniors to participate in an essay contest with a deadline of March 3rd @11:59 pm. I have attached the promotional flier with all the particulars and guidelines .


Interested students MUST complete the online application at


Reminder that ALL essays must be 750-1,000 words , doubled spaced and each sheet of paper MUST be labeled with the writer’s name ,school/county and contact information ( email and phone #)

Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund 2019 Scholarship Application

The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school male seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community.  This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $1,500.00 from the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.  The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund is an outgrowth of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter.  Over the past eighteen years, the fund has awarded over one hundred individual scholarships to deserving students.

All application packets must be postmarked by Saturday, April 6, 2019. Applicants must submit completed application packets. Incomplete application packets will NOT be reviewed and will therefore eliminate you from the selection process.


2019 Plummer Chapter (Buffalo Soldiers) Scholarship Announcement and Application

The Plummer Chapter has a goal of service to the local community.  In that regard, in 2018, the Chapter awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Prince George's County graduating seniors.

If you have any questions, please contact me via e-mail or at 301-725-5214.

Trooper Joyce Pitts

Scholarship Chair

H.V. Plummer Chapter of the 9th & 10 Horse Cavalry Association "Buffalo Soldiers"


Participants for the 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest - January 19, 2019

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Xi Alpha Lambda Prince William County Chapter and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund proudly present the 4th Annual Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest to be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Waterford Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150.  This year the theme of the contest is: “Achieving the Dream.”  The Oratorical Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12.  We invite students from DMV area high schools to participate by creating an original speech based on this year’s theme. Three finalists will be selected.  The finalists must deliver their speeches to a public audience, with minimal reference to notes, for the competition. 

Deadline for Submission A typed copy of the written speech and the Oratorical Contest entry form must beemailed to no later than November 30, 2018.  The entry form must be completed and signed by parent(s).


Contest Awards/Recognition:  Upon completion of essay presentations at the MLK Oratorical Contest, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and given monetary awards of $500, $300, and $200 respectively.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MLK Oratorical Contest Committee:  Sidney Evans, (571) 264-3910,; or Ron Atwater, (909)743-3892,


Christian College Resource Connector

Complete the form to receive information from Christian colleges and enter the $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. The Christian Connector, as well as those schools that you request information from, will receive your information so they can respond and meet your information request. After completing this form and reviewing your schools of interest, you may also take advantage of the Christian College Scholarship Search.

Support Education Foundation  Scholarships

Dorothy Marvil Scholarship 

Scholarship amount

Applicant  must meet the following criteria:
  • Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union3
  • Graduating high school senior 
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA 
  • Under the age of 21       

Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship2 

Scholarship amount 

Applicant must meet the following criteria: 
  • Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union3
  • Graduating high school senior currently enrolled in a business or finance curriculum 
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA    

Learn more 

Visit for additional details. Applications are due by April 1, 2019.

MASONIC Statewide Scholarship

100 Maryland Students will win $500 and some students have the opportunity to win $2500 and $5000 scholarships.

A handful of applications are location in North Guidance office.

Application and Information

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc/WDF 2019 Scholarships

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Phi Zeta chapter and our 501 c(3) outreach arm Women of the Dove Foundation are proud to present our 2019 scholarships for high school students. The deadline is March 9th, 2019. Everything must be submitted via email to opzwdf@gmail.comIf you need to submit something via mail, please have students notify us by March 1st, 2019. Recipients will be notified by March 31st. 

Available Scholarships:

J&J Scholarship Updates 2018-2019

THE GENEVA MAYS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required 

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have shown significant academic improvement over previous years JACK & JILL 

BOOK SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland Resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in school or community-related activities   

Scholarship for High School Males

Attached overview and application of the Lynette Thomas (LT) Scholarship for high school males



K2C Scholarship Opportunity


Power of the Written Word Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to female, graduating seniors who will be entering a four-year college or
university in the fall of 2019. Please encourage eligible students to apply for this exciting
opportunity! The application deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019. We thank you and look forward
to your students’ participation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us

Scholarship Awards:

The top three winners of the Finer Womanhood Essay Contest will receive the following awards:
• 1 st Prize: $1,500.00
• 2 nd Prize: $1,000.00
• 3 rd Prize: $750.00

Information Document


AFCEA Central Maryland Scholarship Opportunity 2018-2019

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Central Maryland Chapter is offering scholarship opportunities for Prince George’s County graduating high school seniors who are going on to a college or university in the Fall of 2019.

Two scholarships available:

1.    The first is a Merit Scholarship that is based on how well the student has performed in high school. While there are several scholarships named for a variety of people that AFCEA has chosen to honor, there is only one merit scholarship application. The student does not pick the specific merit scholarship. The AFCEA Scholarship Committee determines which merit scholarship to award to each student that receives a merit scholarship. However, if the student is interested in a scholarship designed to study cyber, then their essay must address cyber.

2.    The second scholarship is the Freedom Scholarship. This scholarship is based on an adversity or hardship that the student has had to overcome which may have prevented him/her from performing academically as well as expected. Please note that a school counselor must nominate the student for the Freedom Scholarship and must provide a letter detailing why they are nominating the student. This is separate from the required two letters of recommendation.

The deadline for these scholarship applications is December 21, 2018.

Contact Information:   or 410-215-8249 (cell).

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC Scholarship - Deadline is January 4th.

8 different scholarships for Prince George's County students!

 PGCAC youth Scholarship

     Must be an active member of PGCAC's youth Programs -Delta GEMS, Jabberwock or EMBODI

~PGCAC Improved Performance Scholarship
     Must have 2.5 gpa and shown significant improvement

~PGCAC Merit Scholarship
      Female senior with 3.0 or higher gpa

~PGCAC Merit Need Scholarship
     Female senior with 3.0 or higher gpa demonstrating financial need

~ PGCAC Carolun B Cashwell Teacher's Scholarship
     Plan to major in Education
     Must have 3.0 or higher

~PGCAC Ethel Rogers Grundy Scholarship
     Must be female
     Plan on majoring in Business Administration, Business Management or Accounting
     Must have 3.0 or higher gpa

~PGCAC Technical/Vocational Trade Scholarship
    Cum of 2.0

~PGCAC Prince George'e Community College Scholarship
    2.5 minimum gpa
    must attend PGCC next school year

Application or see Mrs. Gardiner in Guidance Office

2019 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program
Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is proud to announce the 2019 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is now open and accepting submissions in both the Video and Essay categories.  Eligible high school seniors can submit up to one essay and/or one video for consideration through March 31, 2019, and have a chance at the top award - $5,000 in each category!  The Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund will award one $5,000 first place, one $3,000 second place, and three $1,000 honorable mentions in both categories. To read and watch winning submissions from previous years, log onto: You can also find more information about the Legacy of Life Scholarship Program.
For information and entry see:

B Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.


Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.


Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.


The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019
Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Free College Essay Workshop

Dream Village and are working together to host a FREE College Essay Workshop for underrepresented minority high school students in the Washington, D.C area.

Students can sign-up here!

Maryland State Page

For the past couple of years Bowie High School has been represented with a State Page. If you are interested, click on the link below.  Seniors chosen will have the opportunity to participate in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in  Annapolis.  The application with full instructions are available in link below. 

New PGPD Police Cadet Program for High School Graduates

Earn While You Learn and Get A Head Start On Your Career

The PGPD cadet program is unlike any other in the DC Metro area as it will afford selected applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in police work while they earn college credits AND earn a salary with benefits. 

For the job description, candidate criteria, and application, please click on the link. The application process is now open.  

Intelligence Careers - Student Programs

The Intelligence Careers offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

APPLY NOW: Deadlines are coming soon.

Students Programs and SCHOLARSHIPS with NSA

Attention: Juniors and Seniors

The National Security Agency (NSA) offer many summer programs and scholarships.  Most have October 31st deadlines.

PLEASE apply.   The Stokes pay up to $30K annual towards college tuition AND offers you summer employment and a job after graduation!   
[Check back for 2019 updates]
Senior Parent 
Financial Aid Night

Did you miss the Senior Parent and FAFSA presentations?  Don't worry!  We've uploaded all of the presentations below!


c/o of 2019!

Class rings and other jewelry is on sale now for your class.  

Visit Jostens to choose your favorite piece!

Payment plans are available through Jostens