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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: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”.


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 Annual Women's History Month celebration on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 11:00 am to 2:30 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)
  • Essay prompt: Tell us about a time when you had a belief or idea challenged and/or supported. How did it make you feel? (Mandatory) Essay must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 pt., double spaced, 500 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, March 10, 2023, by 11:59 pm (incomplete and late applications will not be accepted, no exceptions)
  • All scholar applications, fill out the Gladys Noon Spellman application form.

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