March 2, 2021

Dear Friends,

During this difficult time for all, it's important to provide resources to our young adults who have recently graduated or are seniors this year. We know that navigating opportunities can be difficult whether or not there is a pandemic. It is my hope that this information will help you with your next step. We strongly encourage you to share with your neighbors and young people in your lives.


Scholarship Information

list of scholarships regardless of immigration status from our partners.

Greater Washington Urban League now accepting 2021 scholarship applications for current college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and high school seniors attending college in Fall 2021. Visit their website to learn about the informational sessions in March and application requirements. Applications due March 31, 2021. 

First Generation College Bound offers mentoring and support through the College Access Program to students at Central, Fairmont Heights, Laurel, Parkdale and Potomac High Schools. Through this program FGCB assists students in applying for financial aid.

Check out their online calendar packed with webinar's on Financial Aid & College Affordability and Road to Success tools. 


Interested in attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Here are a few resources for scholarship opportunities. 
Additionally , visit HBCU Grads, founded in 2017 as a resource hub for everything about HBCU's! Discover their Most Comprehensive List of HBCU Scholarships 2021
 

Apply today for the Prince George's Community College (PGCC) Promise Scholarship! The Prince George's County Promise Scholarship is designed to support students with financial resources beyond federal, state, and private scholarships to complete their education. Scholarships will cover ALL tuition and fees for eligible PGCPS graduates. Learn more

Prince George's Community College offers numerous other scholarships and financial aid. Learn more here.

The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is a last dollar award, available to students who plan to enroll in credit-bearing coursework leading to a vocational certificate, certificate, or an associate degree; or in a sequence of credit or non-credit courses that leads to licensure or certification; or in a registered apprenticeship program at a Maryland community college for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Great information on The Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA). 

The Incentive Awards Program is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon assistance and maturity despite very difficult circumstances. Through full scholarships and wraparound services, Baltimore City and Prince George's County high school students with significant financial need can thrive at the University of Maryland. 


Search regional and national scholarships and learn more about the financial aid process on the PGCPS Scholarships Portal.

All Maryland Senators and Delegates have scholarship funds available for individuals bound for and currently attending a college or university in Maryland. To check who represents your area please visit http://mdelect.net/Deadlines run through spring but differ per office. Find the contact information for your Senator and Delegate(s) online here and contact their office directly for application information.

The Hyattsville/ Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. minority students currently enrolled in Senior High School Programs in Prince George's County, Maryland. The scholarships are also available to minority undergraduate college students, not exceeding their second year in college, who are residents of Prince George's County, Maryland, but who will be enrolled in educational institutions located throughout the United States.


L.E.E.P. To College Foundation, Inc. has a ton of scholarship and resources on their website, check them out! Also visit their website to learn about some of their amazing programs for students. 


Workforce Development & Job Opportunities 


American Job Center Prince George's County list various resources for employment and services. 



Career OneStop offers career videos organized in 16 clusters with information including task, work settings, education requirements, and more. 

Eckerd Connects offers individualized career pathways to increase employability skills. 

 
Employ Prince George's Knowledge Equals Youth Success (KEYS) is designed to provide young adults 18-24 years old with the necessary tools to become competitive in the workforce. KEYS provides career pathways, credential attainment, and supportive services to those who may face barriers to employment. 

EPG's Industry Bridge Programs are comprehensive workforce programs that align Workforce Services, Adult Education, and Occupational Skills Training to meet the workforce needs of specific In-Demand Industries in the DC Metropolitan Area.
 

Joe's Movement CreativeWorks vocational training program for those interested in theater production and digital media. 


LAYC/MMYC AmeriCorps program is an employment opportunity for young people to work as part of the national community service movement. The AmeriCorps program hires, trains, and places Corps members within Prince George's County Public Schools. 


Maryland Apprenticeship & Training Programs offer sponsor and/or Employer developed apprenticeships that combine full-time employment and related instruction. 

O-net Online is a great resource for career cluster information on education, plans, trainings, wages, and more.


Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently recruiting for both volunteer and career opportunities.  










The Training Source offers employment training programs and job placement assistance 


YearUp offers various programs to succeed in professional careers and higher education. 




As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. #onlytogether

Together Strengthening Our Community,



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Wednesday March 3
Virtual Connections with PGCPS CEO Dr. Goldson 
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Thursday, March 4
DOE Climate Action Plan Community Meeting 
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Ways to Help

Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers are needed to help with vaccine distribution. Learn more and sign up here: 
 and be sure to select Prince George's County. 


Route One Communities Care has partnered with Greater Riverdale Cares to support local restaurants and feed neighbors in need. Learn more at feedrouteone.org or


Donate diapers and new or gently used winter coats to students at Riverdale Elementary and William Wirt Middle. Drop items at either school on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
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Office Manager & Scheduler
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Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
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Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
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Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator
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