2019 Melvin C. High Scholarship Application Period Opens
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff is proud to announce the opening of the application period for the Seventh Annual Melvin C. High Scholarship program. Each year, Sheriff High awards three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000, to commendable Prince George’s County High School graduating seniors. The scholarships can be used toward the cost of college tuition, fees or books.
Applications for the Melvin C.
The application submission period will run from March 15,
To be considered, students must be a Prince George’s County resident, submit the required documentation and meet the following criteria:
- Accepted for admission to an accredited college or university
- Be involved in community service or extracurricular school activities
- Have his/her G.P.A. documented by the guidance counselor
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty
Complete a one-page essay answering the question: “How will a college education change your life and your future?”
Submitted applications are reviewed by an Academic Committee and the Scholarship Selection Committee, who will select the 2018 recipients. Once the awardees are announced, the Office of the Sheriff will make the award available to the college/university at the time of registration.
For additional information about the Melvin C. High Scholarship Program, please contact Captain Nancy Ridgely at 301-952-2925 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org