Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The 2017- 2018 cycle is now closed.

There is up to $20,000 available to African American or Latino males who are enrolled in a Howard County middle school for the costs of tuition and related expenses associated with participating in “qualified programs” that provide opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and unique experiences to enable them to successfully complete school and become life-long leaders in their community.

Students that have previously received this scholarship, and continue to meet eligibility criteria outlined in the Guidelines, are encouraged to apply again.


For more information review the Guidelines and application.

When requesting your confidential letter of recommendation, you may wish to use this sample cover letter.

The qualified programs you may wish to consider was last updated June 2016.


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Congratulations to the 2017 Awardees!