News Release, St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance

Leonardtown, MD- St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance (BECA) will host the 2020 Scholarship Fair on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown (inclement weather date is January 28).

Students, parents, guardians, and others seeking financial assistance for college are invited to meet the local scholarship providers and learn more about their individual offerings. Other colleges and organizations will also have representatives there.

Information sessions will be held on financial aid and completing the common application. The 2020 Common Scholarship Application is available online at and is due February 18, 2020. More than 50 scholarships, several with multiple awards and valued at about $250,000 are offered by local businesses, civic organizations, nonprofits or individuals for students residing in or attending school in St. Mary’s County or Southern Maryland.

Please check the BECA common application for specific eligibility criteria. BECA strongly suggests students begin the FAFSA and BECA application now. For more information about BECA and the Common Scholarship Application please contact Bob Schaller or Mark Smith at or 240-257-2322.

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