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Scholarships

Please see the below list of student and educator scholarships available through the Maryland Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (MDNOSS). Note: Only members of the MDNOSS are eligible to receive scholarships or nominate students for scholarships.

Scholarships

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Award for Outstanding Contributor to Student Success in Maryland

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to students, MDNOSS state-wide student success efforts, and/or the developmental education profession.

  • Applicant must be a current MDNOSS member
  • Letter of nomination must accompany the application
  • Letter(s) of endorsement from an administrator or a current or former officer of DEAM/MDNOSS must accompany the application
  • Other supporting materials which document the nominee’s contributions to developmental education in Maryland may be included in the application.

Award for Outstanding Research in Student Success

The purpose of this award is to recognize current or past research, or to encourage future research efforts, by a member of MD NOSS, which will enlighten and strengthen student success theory and/or practice.

  • Applicant must be a current MDNOSS member
  • Applicant must include research abstract (limit 5-10 pages); nominee’s name and professional affiliation should not be identified on the abstract

Alex Afonta Memorial Scholarship to the Kellogg Institute (not offered in 2020)

The purpose of this award is to assist MDNOSS members who wish to attend the Kellogg Institute for the training and certification of developmental educators. It was named after the late Dr. Alex Afonta, Professor of Developmental Mathematics at the Baltimore City Community College.

  • Applicant must be a current MD NOSS member
  • Applicant may be attending the Kellogg Institute during the same calendar year OR may be applying for acceptance to the following year’s Kellogg Institute (Scholarship funds will be awarded as reimbursement after successful completion of the Kellogg Institute)
  • Letter of nomination must accompany the application
  • Letter(s) of endorsement from an administrator or a current or former officer of MD NOSS must accompany the application
  • Other supporting materials which document the nominee’s contributions to developmental education in Maryland may be included with the application
  • The Afonta Memorial Scholarship is awarded on a biannual basis

Rosa Ilardo Howard Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Alumnus of a Development Education Program

The purpose of this award is to recognize an alumnus of a developmental education program who sets a standard for others to emulate.

  • A letter of recommendation must accompany the application by any current MD NOSS member, Developmental Education Department      Chair, Academic Advising, or Registrar
  • Student must have completed all required developmental education courses (i.e. math, reading, and/or writing)
  • An academic transcript is required (unofficial transcript is acceptable)