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RLJ Spence Sr. Technical Scholarship

RLJ Spence Sr. Technical Scholarship Application

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Kappa Youth Development, Inc. in conjunction with Mr. Reginald L. Spence will be awarding a 4-year scholarship in the amount of $1000 per year for a African American student (Male or Female) majoring in a Technical or Science field (Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Math etc.) and lives in Prince Georges County or Southern Maryland and will be enrolled and attending a college or university during the next four years (2024-2028) The awardee must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 per academic year to continue to receive the $1000 scholarship award in each of the years while attending college.


In order to be eligible for the four-year RLJ Spence Sr. Technical Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be a graduating high school senior.
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Apply and provide proof of acceptance to a college or university.


In order to be considered for the award, all applicants must submit the following information:

From Applicant:

  1. The completed application must be typed and signed; an electronic signature is acceptable.
  2. The completed application essay must be typed. Essay is limited to 500 words. (See section 11 for more details)
  3. Student resume (1-2 pages) – outlines leadership, extracurricular activities, work experience, and any awards received.
  4. College information sheet – includes list of schools accepted to, intended major, and career interests.
  5. Acceptance letter from the college or university.
  6. A copy of your high school transcript must be included with your application.

Application deadline is 11:59pm on April 30, 2024 to be received by Kappa Youth Development, Inc. The scholarship application must be received by the Kappa Youth Development, Inc. on or before the application submission date and time deadline.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.