The Dinah K. Somerville Scholarship Fund began in 2011 in the loving memory of our beloved daugther, sister, wife, aunt and friend.  Dinah was born and raised in St. Mary's County and an advocate connoisseur of educating our youth and celebrating black history.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with the tuition cost for ambitious individuals whose goals are to attend a college, university or trade school of his/her choice.

Through SMCBHC sponsored events and fundraisers this scholarship will continue to be funded through the support of the people in and around St. Mary's County.  For 2021 - 2022 scholarship year our organization will be awarding $1000 to 2 deserving students. APPLY TODAY!!   

2020 - 2021 Scholarship Awardees:
Jordan Scott
Salisbury University
Major: Marketing
Awarded $1000 Scholarship
Madelyn Spalding
Coastal Carolina University
Major: Psychology
Awarded $1000
Nathan Williams
Stevenson University
Major: Accounting/Business Management
Awarded $1000

Submissions Deadline: January 31, 2021

2019- 2020 Scholarship Awardees:

 

Ayesha-Jynelle Rennie

Columbia University - Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science

Major: Civil Engineering

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

Jamarie Bush

Frostburg State University

Major: Visual Arts/Digital Communication

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

Tayla Mann

Mount St. Mary's University

Major:  Biology (Pre-Med)

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

2018- 2019 Scholarship Awardees:

 

CHLOE ROBERSON

Townson University 

Major: Marketing

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

TANASIA MILES

North Carolina Central University 

Major: Sports Managements

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

2017 - 2018 Scholarship Awardees:

 

GIA BEATON

Seton Hall University

Major: Political Science

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

 

SYDNEY GUY

Randolph-Macon College

Major: Education & Special Education

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

2016 - 2017 Scholarship Awardees:

 

MYKAELA T. LEWIS

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

Major: Human Ecology

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

 

JORDAN I. COUNTISS 

York College of Pennsylvania 

Major: Mass Communications

Awarded $1000 Scholarship

2015 -2016 Scholarship Awardees:

 

SACHE' BOND

Townson University - Major: Computer Science

Awarded $500 Scholarship

 

ANDREW FISHER 

College of Southern Maryland -  Major: General Studies/Securities Forces

Awarded $500 Scholarship

2014 - 2015 Scholarship Awardees:

 

CHRISTOPHER MILES

College of Southern Maryland,  

Major: Business Administration

Awarded $500 Scholarship​

2013 - 2014 Scholarship Awardees:

 

DENISHA BRINKLEY 

Townson University, Major: Business Administration

Awarded $500 Scholarship

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KATHERINE THOMPSON

St.Francis University/Mary Baldwin College, Major: Physical Therapy

Awarded $500 Scholarship