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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


The college, with support from the CSM Foundation, will award a limited number of scholarships for students participating in the Scholars Program. Each scholarship will cover the cost of one three-credit class at the in-county tuition rate. The scholarship will be applied directly to the student's tuition account. Preference will be given to students demonstrating unmet financial need.

* Submission of the Scholars Application (must check “YES” for applying for financial aid)
* Admission into the Scholars Program
* Submission of the FAFSA form

Condition of the Scholarship:

Recipients must enroll in and complete at least one honors course during the semester in which the student receives the scholarship.