Bursting With Promise

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Open Period: April 10, 2023 (No applications will be accepted prior to open period.)
Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, May 10, 2023 (All required documents must be submitted by the deadline.)
Website:  www.burstingwithpromise.org
Email: info@burstingwithpromise.org
Amount: $1,000 - $1,500
Population: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Freshman Class


  • Applicants must be enrolled and attending as a full-time student at the universities listed above in the academic classification of freshman in Fall 2023 to receive the award.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) on an unweighted 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Applicants must provide 2 signed and dated letter of recommendations. Recommendations can be from an official of the current school, a community organization, a church, or an employer. Please make sure the letter of recommendations is on letterhead.
  • Applicants must provide a resume that includes, at a minimum, information for any work experience in the last 4 years, and/or community service, education from high school to present, and any academic and service awards and honors received in the last 4 years.
  • Applicants must provide an original or certified copy of their official transcript issued by the school in a sealed envelope, or it can be sent from a school official via an email. Please send your official transcript to info@burstingwithpromise.org if it is coming from a school official.

Qualifying Competitive Factors FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. How will this scholarship make a difference for you?
  2. Who has been your biggest influence (or inspiration)?
  3. Tell us about a time where you stepped up as a leader.
  4. How will you change the field/industry of your interest?
  5. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?


Our scholarship program wouldn't be possible if not for the generosity of the people within our community. If you wish to help our hardworking students succeed, we are always looking for monetary donations to support our scholarship program. Additionally, money isn't the only way you can help students in the area, with our school drives you can provide us with backpacks, school supplies, and laptops for our nearby elementary and high school students. Donations will be accepted through our website or in person, and, as a 501(c)(3) organization, we are tax-deductible.

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