Richard W. Collins III Leadership with Honor Scholarship
In an effort to preserve the legacy of slain Bowie State alumnus Richard Collins III, the State of Maryland has launched a $1M annual scholarship fund to help students gain a quality education and excellent leadership skills to meet their professional goals.
Army ROTC Program Representative
Funds are available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at one of Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) – Bowie State University, Morgan State University, Coppin State University or University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Applicants must also be a:
- ROTC cadet
- U.S. citizen
- Maryland resident
- Minority student
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Or submit the Maryland State Financial Aid Application through the Maryland College Aid Processing Portal, if you are ineligible to receive federal aid, but are eligible for in-state tuition by July 1, 2023.
- For best consideration, apply by March 15, 2023. Applicants must upload some of their own documents. Final application deadline is July 1, 2023.
- Complete the scholarship application through MDCAPS.
- Submit the Richard W. Collins III Leadership with Honor Scholarship 2023-2024 Institutional Veriﬁcation Form to Mrs. Montrose Robinson at 301-860-3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit documentation to the BSU Army ROTC program that you are a minority student.
Scholarship amounts vary based on the financial need of each student, which is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients will receive a minimum award of $500 per semester.
Through a combination of rigorous academics, hands-on field experience and physical training, the ROTC prepares students to become strong, well-rounded leaders ready to take on any challenge. Upon completion of the program, not only will cadets earn a degree but also a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army.