NEW YORK, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In 2020, the NAACP Hollywood Bureau and Society Awards partnered to offer the first-ever NAACP x Society Awards Scholarship. The one-time financial scholarship was open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the arts from an accredited college or university.

The NAACP and Society Awards both believe in the value and impact of art and design. Good design is a powerful tool and a strong competitive advantage. We launched this scholarship to support and encourage the pursuit of arts education in the United States. There is an

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Dawn Renee Smith was a student who excelled at marketing. She was active in community service projects, and her kindness and goodwill toward others was experienced by everyone she met.

A scholarship fund in her memory at The Community Foundation of Frederick County helps students who exhibit qualities and interests similar to hers pursue their post-secondary educational goals and career aspirations.

As a graduate of the Frederick County Career and Technology Center’s marketing program, Dawn had success in the classroom and applied her skills, leadership, and character to pursuits outside of the classroom. She served as president of the Frederick

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“Bethel’s Physics and Engineering Scholarship Program greatly increases the number of really good students in our department and in Bethel in general,” says Brian Beeckan, department chair and professor of physics and engineering. “Having good students is a key to having a great program. We can do so much more in terms of research, grants, and growth with good students. And it is all so much fun!” 

Two full-tuition and two $10,000 scholarships—renewable each following year—have been awarded to incoming physics and engineering students with academic promise and outstanding passion for their field. All 45 applicants answered the questions: “What

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