SECU MD Foundation

SECU MD Foundation Scholarship Program

It is no secret that the rising cost of higher education deters students from pursuing their dreams of attending college. Since 2007, SECU has offered scholarships to Maryland state employees and their families seeking higher education to offset the financial burden of earning a degree. In an effort to make a greater impact, our scholarship program is now open to all SECU members regardless of where they attend school or their membership affiliation.

2020 Scholarship Program

We are excited to announce that the recipients for the 2020 Scholarship Program have been selected. This year’s applicant pool was by far the most competitive we’ve seen and we are pleased to award 26 students with scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.

Scholarship applicants were asked to submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on a given prompt. Recipient must be a SECU member and attending a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade, or technical school for the Fall 2020 semester.

“I would like to thank everyone who made this scholarship possible. My pursuit of higher education has not always been easy but I am dedicated and determined to reach my goals. This scholarship will relieve a huge burden and help me get one step closer to my dream. From the bottom of my heart, sincerely, thank you!”
- 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Watch the video below to hear from a few of our 2020 SECU MD Foundation Scholarship recipients! A full list of award winners is also listed below with their respective universities.

Congratulations to all our 2020 winners!

Collage of the 2020 winners

Scholarship Recipient


Leah Bass

Coppin State University

McCall Brown

Morgan State University

Suzie Byun

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sarah Byun

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Megan Chang

University of Maryland, College Park

Alyssa Cole

Louisiana State University

Deidre Felix

University of Pittsburgh

Mohammed Gbadamosi

University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Noah Hayden

Virginia Tech

Daniel He

New York University

Ananya Iyer

Carnegie Mellon University

Rabia Kashmiri

University of Maryland, College Park

Gavin Kihn

Towson University

Robert Lamb Jr.

University of Maryland Global Campus

Kaely Long

Hagerstown Community College

Josie Minnick

Frederick Community College

Natalya Moody

George Mason University

Brooke Nixon

Christopher Newport University

Lenisha Paige

Penn State College of Medicine

Daria Paschall

Howard University

Thalia Rife

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Monaye Rikard

Morgan State University

Lauren Ritter

University of South Carolina

Ashleigh Steinberg

University of Delaware

Amarachi Ugboh

University of Maryland, College Park

Kamel Worgs

Morehouse College


2021 Scholarship Program

The 2021 Scholarship Program will be launched by February 2021. Please reach out to with any questions you may have regarding the Scholarship Program.


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The SECU MD Foundation is a separate, independent legal entity managed by a Board of Directors.  The SECU MD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Consult a tax professional regarding the tax deductibility of your donation.


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