Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA), is pleased to announce the Association’s awarding of a $1,000 Scholarship for the 2018 school year. The scholarship will be given to a student in Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s County and is one of five to be handed out statewide.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to nurture, promote and develop future emergency management professionals by furthering the education of students studying the emergency management career field or related fields.  MDEMA’s objective is to financially assist full-time students pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in emergency management or a closely related career field.

Applicants must be a senior enrolled in an accredited Maryland High School. Applications can be obtained from your local high school guidance office or can be downloaded at www.co.saint-marys.md.us/es/ema.asp or email ema@stmarysmd.com for more information.

Application and essay deadline is April 2, 2018.