Gates - Jane Gates

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has met the following minimum qualifications: Full-time student, resident of Tri-State area (Allegany County preferred), have at least a 2.5 GPA, enrolled in the Teacher Education curriculum (transfer students included), and state financial need in essay on scholarship application. Applicants should discuss leadership qualities and community service in essay. Preference given to individuals of African American heritage. Continuation of scholarship into second year is possible upon reapplication and proof of having met criteria.

*Scholarship Description *
Jane Gates overcame adversity (slavery) to become an independent homeowner who raised an extraordinary family that has continued contributing to Western Maryland society and beyond. This scholarship is intended to provide opportunities in the spirit of Jane Gates and her family.

The scholarship is to help recipients advance their goals of becoming a teacher. The Jane Gates Heritage House will be a teaching and tutoring center focusing on students who fall behind in their studies. Children will also be learning to plant, grow, and cook their own fruits and vegetables from the raised beds in the backyard.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please briefly describe your African/American ancestry.
  2. Please describe your leadership roles on campus and in the community.
  3. Please describe your community service activities.