Severna Park resident Monique Jennings has been named the 1991-1992 recipient of the Sparks Minority Scholarship at Severn School.
TheSparks Minority Scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified minority student attending Severn School. The scholarship was established in 1990 by a gift from Annapolis attorney and 1969 Severn alumnus Bryson Popham.
The fund is named in honor of Leroy Sparks, Severn's first black graduate.
Monique is an eighth-grade student at the independent, college preparatory, day school in Severna Park.
Severn School seniors Becky Kesner of Severna Park, Andy Pruitt of Millersville and Grace Wu of Crownsville been named semifinalists in the 1992 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Semifinalists are thetop scorers on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test in each state.
Becky, Andy and Grace will advance to the finalist level of thecompetition in order to be considered for Merit Scholarships, awarded next spring.
Students planning to pursue a vocational technical in a school or college leading to a associate's degree, certificate or diploma, but less than a bachelor's degree, are eligible to compete for $2,000 in grants offered by the Elks National Foundation.
The Elks will award 341 grants with at least one per state.
Although graduating seniors are eligible, older students whodesire training or re-training are encouraged to apply. A high school or GED is not required.
Applications are available from financial aid officers at community and technical colleges and at local Elks lodges.
Application deadline is Nov. 22. Each state's applicationswill be judged by a panel of judges elected by the Association of Community College Trustees.
Call The Severna Park Elks at 647-2482 or the Broadneck Elks at 757-2243.