Welcome to the BECA Website
BECA is the St. Mary's County Business, Education, and Community Alliance. BECA works to help more students from St. Mary's County achieve their higher education goals. We provide the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application with over $200,000 in local scholarships. The 2018 application is now closed.
#1 Question for the Common Scholarship Application. What do I do with the paper application when I'm finished and it is signed?
When you have completed the application, you must print it and then deliver it, with supporting documentation, to BECA.
- SMCPS students will turn in their applications at their school's College and Career Center. You will receive a receipt.
- Non-SMCPS students should deliver their application to Ms. Beverly Dahlstrom at the Moakley Street Offices of St. Mary's County Public Schools. She is in the Office of Strategic Planning and Communications, Suite 108, which is the first door to the right of the elevator in the main floor, next to the security desk. You will receive a receipt.
- If you are unable to drop off your application, you may mail it to BECA, P.O. Box 153, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Congratulations to the students who earned scholarships by using BECA's 2017 St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application.
|Scholarship Name||Winner name(s)||Renewable||Total Amount|
|Alpha Beta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Frances Lancaster Grant for Teacher Education||Faith Farren, 500||Yes||2,000|
|American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Southern Maryland Chapter, Scholarship||Taylor V. Bowles, 500; Rebecca A. Oberman, 500; Hannah G. Vallandingham, 500||1,500|
|Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship||Joseph Kosten, 1000||1,000|
|Cedar Point Federal Credit Union – Frank E. Gorely||Sophia Dittmar, 1000||1,000|
|Cedar Point Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship||Sean Kim, 500||500|
|Barbara Horn Scholarship||Hayley Mesmer, 500||500|
|Charlotte Hall Rotary Scholarship||Jesse Newton, Lindsey Farrell, Olivia Frazier, Georgia Mudd, Taylor Burroughs, Darren Hackney, Jonathan Clarke, 1000 each||7,000|
|Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship||Erin Balderson, Ashley Berry, Sarah Burr, Meredith Emmart, Melinda Farrell, icole Fiore, Shelby Gack, Sydney Guthrie, Sydney Guy, Haley Mesmer, Rebecca Johnson, Mackenzie Loewe, Madison Norris, Marley Murray, Hunter Rooney, Abigail Simmerman, Regan Walker, Bethany Williams, All 1000||18,000|
|Educational Systems Federal Credit Union's Dorothy Marvil Memorial Scholarship||Lilia Cruz, 3000||3,000|
|Hollywood Elementary School PTA/Retired Teacher Scholarship||Rachel Hynes, 500||500|
|Leonardtown Lions Club, Raymond Stone Memorial Awards||Ereneo Dameron, 1000; Alexander Morgan, 1000; Moira Villa, 1000||3,000|
|Leonardtown Rotary Scholarship||Khadriane Parker, 1000||Yes||4,000|
|Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship||Erin Carpenter, 500; Taylor Cooper, 500; Daniel McCollum, 500||1,500|
|Lexington Park Lions Club Foundation, Inc.||Corey Williams, 1000, Rebekah Torgesen, 1000||2,000|
|Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron Scholarship||Michelle Beaulieu, 5000; Anna Staats, 5000; Curtis Aaron, 4000; Joseph Crawford, 4000; Dominic Ichnioski; 4000, Rylee Young, 4000; Anna Weber, 4000||30,000|
|Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Scholarship||Jordan Janshuk, up to 24,000||Yes||20,000|
|NAACP Claudia Pickeral Scholarship||Araceli Becerra, 500; Taya Nikol, 500; Michael Wayne Miles, Jr., 500||1,500|
|Nam Knight Darrell “Stone Cold” Canter Scholarship||Kailynn Perkins, 1000, Anna Weber, 500, Curtis Aaron, 500||2,000|
|Northrop Grumman Corporation – Science, Technology & Engineering Scholarship||Alexander LaFleur, Nomel Simmons, Lilia Cruz, Donovan Dabney, Jeremy Brown, 2000 each||10,000|
|Patuxent DentalScholarship||Aspen Toler, 1000||1,000|
|The Patuxent Partnership Pathways to Engineering Scholarship to the College of Southern Maryland||Jeremy Brown, 7500||Yes||15,000|
|Raley, Watts & O’Neill – Chris King, Financial Advisor||Hannah Vallandingham, 1000; Madeline Nelson, 750; Rebecca Oberman, 750||2,500|
|Walters Family Scholarship||John Walters Family, 1500, Bethany Williams; John Walters Brother, 1000, Ashton Frech||2,500|
|St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship||Evan Broadhead, 1000||1,000|
|St. Mary’s County Garden Club Scholarship Award||Henry Ulrich, 1000||1,000|
|St. Mary’s County Public Schools Retirees Association||Rebecca Johnson, 1000; Daniel McCollum, 1000||Yes||8,000|
|St. Mary’s County Scholarship Fund||LaNaiya Adams, 600; Gia Beaton, 1000; Erika Berry, 800; Alyssa Dyson, 600; Nevyn Harris, 500; Nasya Jackson, 500; Dejah Mason, 800; Amber McGee, 600; Michael Miles 1000; Maya Purnell, 600; Deahneece Ridgell, 750; Madison Ross, 750; London Short, 1000||May be||33,800|
|The Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation Award||Isaiah Randolph, Austin Williams; Joshua Riggs, Wesley Wade, 1000 each||4,000|
|Turbush Family Scholarship||Araceli Becerra, 500||500|
|The Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County, Inc.||Daniel McCollum, Emersen McCoy, Jessica Lang, all 2000 each||6,000|
|William L. Smith Jr. Memorial Scholarship||Cydney G. Smith, 500||500|
|Women in Defense-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Scholarship.||Bailey Protzman, 1000; Anna Weber, 1000||2,000|
|Greg H. Clarke Aviation/Military||Curtis Aaron, 1000||1,000|
|Ann Houston Green Music Education||Sophia Dittmar, 1000||1,000|
|Danny Weddle Memorial Scholarship-Mathematics and Engineering||Jesse Parreira, 1000||1,000|
|Doris Darrah Mathematics Education||Lilia Cruz, 1000||1,000|
|John Ramos Memorial Scholarship-Written and Oral Communications-||London Short, 1000||1,000|
|Mike Marley Service Award Scholarship||Dominic Ichniowski, 1000||1,000|
|Robert and Rita I. Merritts Academic Scholarship||Jenita Joe, 1000||1,000|
|Robert and Rita I. Merritts Vocational Scholarship||Alexis Ruslander, 1000||1,000|
|Rotary LP Alumni Scholarship||Trinity Alexander, Destiny Goldsmith, Caitlyn McDaniel, Michael Miles, Marley Murray, Rebecca Torgesen, Regan Walker, Araceli Becerra All 1000||8,000|
|Lexington Park Rotary 4-Year Scholars Award||Tiffany Tran, 1000, Rebecca Oberman, 1000||Yes||8,000|
|Lexington Park Rotary, Anonymous, for Vocational Career||Kaitlyn Taylor, 1000||1,000|
|Lexington Park Rotary, Anonymous, for Academic Career||Annie Imhof, 1000||1,000|
|Lexington Park Rotary, So Many Journeys Waiting for U||Dejah Mason, 1000||1,000|
|Lexington Park Rotary Global Grant Scholars||David Kolin, 1000||1,000|
|BECA Scholarship||Jenna Cox, Andrea Baker, Liisa Holso, Connor Goings, Maeci Curtis, Charlotte Russell, Roselyanne Cepero-Santos, Ariel Williamson, Taylor Morey, Sarah Long, Taya Jackson, Drew Mason||12,000|
Help BECA raise money to provide more scholarships for the deserving and hard working students of St. Mary's County here.
The box above is for credit card donations. BECA thanks our generous supporters for $4100 in checks received at our address: P.O. Box 153, Leonardtown, MD 20650.