Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship Application

During Women's History Month, the Prince George's County Office of the County Executive presents a scholarship in memory of Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman. Ms. Spellman was a celebrated public servant of Prince George's County for more than two decades. This year’s theme is: “Beyond The Ballot Honoring Our Past…Celebrating Our Future.” 

The scholarship recipient will be recognized during the virtual 36th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon on March 25, 2021. 


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidate must be a Prince George's County resident.
  • Candidate must be in the 12th grade (accepted into college or pending). 
  • Candidate should be planning to major in the areas of political science, public administration/government, public safety business or health. 
  • Candidate should be involved in school activities, as well as non-school activities.
  • Candidate should provide examples of community service.
  • Candidate must be in good academic standing.
  • If selected, candidate must attend the virtual Annual Women's History Month Luncheon on March 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM 

Applicant Requirements

Your application MUST include the following:

  • Unofficial copy of your high school transcript (Mandatory)
  • Copy of most current report card (Mandatory)
  • Two letters of reference (School Counselor/Teacher/Administrator and a non-family member)
  • Personal essay topic: 2020 was an unprecedented year of societal shifts from social justice protests, the ongoing impact of the Corona virus pandemic, and a new world of virtual learning.  What did you learn about yourself as a person and student? 
  • Select one sub-topic to expand upon (social justice), (pandemic), or (virtual learning) and recommend how you would implement improvements to handle these profound circumstance(s) if they were to occur simultaneously in the future.    
    • (Essays should be formatted in Times Roman, 12 pt., double spaced, 250 words.)
    • Examples of your extra-curricular/community service activities:
      •  High School
      • Community
  • Additionally, please email copies of or list any awards, letters of commendation(s), news clips or other examples that support your application.