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: “Hope and Healing…Mind, Body, & Soul.” 


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be a Prince George's County resident.
    • The candidate must be in the 12th grade (accepted into a college or pending). 
    • The candidate should be involved in school activities, as well as non-school activities.
    •  The candidate should provide examples of community service.
    •   The candidate must have a GPA of 2.5 and above.
  • If selected, the candidate must attend in-person the 37th Annual Women's History Month celebration on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the presentation of their scholarship. 

Applicant Requirements

Your application MUST include the following and all letters of recommendation and transcripts must be submitted via the WHML Portal:

  • 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 - Mandatory)
  • Personal Essay Topic: Pick an experience from your own life that focused on hope and healing and explain how it has influenced your development as a person and student. (Essays must be formatted in Times Roman, 12 pt., double spaced, 250 words Mandatory)
  • Examples of your extra-curricular/community service activities: High School and Community-oriented (i.e., certificates, news clips, etc.) to support your application are welcomed. Applications are due Friday, April 15, 2022, by 11:59 pm (incomplete and late applications will not be accepted, no exceptions)
  • Please submit your scholarship package to: