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This scholarship is a memorial to Pastor Scott Robinson who spread the message of unity and equality throughout Garrett County, and helped start our local chapter of the NAACP. Pastor Scott led seminars and gatherings on diversity and tolerance, opening many of our eyes to local historical and ongoing racial injustices.

This scholarship honors his efforts by supporting students of color attending Garrett College. 
Need-based assistance & grants cover most Garrett College tuition & fees, but living costs of $8,000-$10,000 per year are far above most student loans. Therefore, many students rely on scholarships and other help like charitable campus food pantries to cover room, board, and books. Garrett County College students of color face a myriad of stressors resulting in high drop-out rates. Therefore, Garrett County NAACP wants to promote success among these students through financial scholarships.

Since December 2021, we have raised approximately $5,500 towards our $12,000 goal for 2022. 100% of every tax-deductible dollar donated towards the Garrett County NAACP Scott Robinson Memorial Scholarship goes directly to students. Thanks to our partnership with the CollegeBound Foundation, a Baltimore-based college access non-profit, scholarship funds are managed with no administrative fees.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at scholarship@gcnaacp.org.

Donation options
1. Scroll down to give online.
2. Donate with check payable to CollegeBound Foundation.
Include in the memo line “Garrett County NAACP Scott Robinson Memorial Scholarship”. Mail your check to: CollegeBound Foundation 2601 N. Howard St. Suite 210 Baltimore, MD 21218
3. For stock gifts, donor-advised funds or electronic wire transfers, please contact CollegeBound Development Director Lauren Comber (lcomber@collegeboundfoundation.org or 334-663-2864) for instructions.

Scholarship Overview
Award: One $1,000 scholarship to a student who has graduated from a Baltimore City high school, renewable for up to three years. Possibly (subject to availability of funds) a second $1,000 scholarship to a graduate from any public high school in Maryland, renewable for up to three years.

Criteria: Student must be a person of color who graduates from a Baltimore City High School with a 2.0 GPA (or better) and who will enroll in Garrett College as a full-time student working toward completion of an associate degree. The student/applicant must establish that he or she qualifies as need-based. CollegeBound can award a second scholarship for $1,000 annually, renewable for up to three years, to a person of color who graduates from a public high school in any Maryland county or city and who will enroll in Garrett College as a full-time student working toward an associate degree and who can establish financial need. (CollegeBound will make a second award only if CollegeBound is able to award at least one of the scholarships for that academic year to a high school student who graduates from a Baltimore City high school.)

For more information about CollegeBound, please visit collegeboundfoundation.org.