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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 2025 - 2026 scholarship year our organization will be awarding $1000 to next set of deserving students. Check back for details!!   

Submissions Deadline: January 26, 2024

2024 - 2025 Scholarship Awardees:

Kyle Ganley

Shippensburg University

Major: Computer Science/AI

Awarded: $1000


Harris Smith

Howard University

Major: Biology 

Awarded: $1000


Naterrah Tyson

Morgan State University

Major: Business Admin/Entrepreneurship

Awarded: $1000


Alexandra Williams

St. Mary's County College of Maryland

Major: Psychology/Education

Awarded: $1000

Who Won It Last...Let's Check the Vault

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a free copy of the 2024 Black History Program Book!

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