Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The 2018 – 2019 cycle is now open.  Applications are due March 8, 2019.

There is up to $20,000 available, approximately $350 per week of camp per applicant, to African American, Latino or Native American males who are enrolled in a Howard County public 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 February 2019.


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Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees!

Congratulations to the 2017 Awardees!