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Scholars Program

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College of Southern Maryland
Scholars Program
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Christine Arnold-Lourie
Director, Scholars Program

Student Testimonial


Ana-Alecia Stauffer, 24, of Hollywood, was the first graduate in the college’s Scholars Program. Stauffer, who graduated from CSM with an associate’s degree in history in 2007 and who attended the University of Maryland College Park for a semester, returned to CSM while saving funds to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in history. “I didn’t want to stop coming to school,” said Stauffer, who added that her mentor, Professor Christine Arnold-Lourie, is encouraging her to continue to work toward her ultimate goal of a doctorate in history and a teaching career. “She has been wonderful and has been responsible for my love of history.”

Scholars Program

2013 Faculty Senate Scholarship Award Application

The Faculty Senate Scholarship Committee is accepting student applications for this year's award of $1000 from Thursday 2/21/13 – Thursday 3/14/13.

Applications may be downloaded below on this webpage. All applications and faculty recommendations must be submitted via paper copy. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

The scholarship selection criteria includes completion of 12 credits, a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and attendance to any CSM Campus as a full-time or part-time student. Please see the application for complete details.

Please make sure the completed application form AND two faculty recommendations (in sealed envelopes) are sent together in one envelope to:


College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell RD, P.O. Box 910
La Plata MD 20646-0910
Attn: Professor E. R. Whalen
Business and Technology Division (BAT)

 Faculty Senate Scholarship Award Application


Applications must be RECEIVED by Thursday March 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM for consideration.

Scholarships will be awarded at Honors Convocation in May. Please contact Art Viterito ( or Dick Whalen ( if you have any questions.