For Prince George’s
County High School
A two-year scholarship
worth $6,000
Gianna Asomani-Graham Benjamin Fuentes George Howe-Cole
Elvira Nnodim Janet Quartey Jeremiah Vega
Bryan Ventura
Sponsored by the Apartment and Oce Building
Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), the
Scholarship Program oers graduates of Prince Georges
County high schools paid tuition to Prince George’s
Community College, a two-year scholarship worth $6,000.
AOBA Scholars participate in a successful academic and
career preparation program with special emphasis on
leadership and community service. They also have an
opportunity to interact with professionals in the apartment
and oce building industry as well as college sta through
summer internships, leadership seminars, mentoring
programs, and academic and career counseling.
Successful graduates will then have an opportunity to
apply for a scholarship, provided by Southern Management
Corporation, to attend The American University.
US citizen or permanent resident
Resident of Prince Georges County
Current graduate or have graduated within the last
three years from a Prince Georges County high school
Accepted for admission to Prince George’s Community
College and completed the college’s placement test
and application by the deadline
Evidence of readiness to start college credit courses (i.e.
successful completion of developmental coursework if
A minimum 2.5 cumulative high school/college grade
point average; students are required to submit a copy
of their high school and/or college transcripts
Household income of no more than $85,000 per year
as evidenced by the previous years tax return (to
document nancial need)
Three letters of recommendation: two letters from high
school/college faculty or sta and one letter from a
recognized community organization
FRONT ROW, LR: Ericka Njinguet, Valdel Lekane, Kristal Shaw, Robert Crawford, Stephanie Moncree, Ibraheem Imran, Jemima Ehizibolo, Jason Whiting, Fatima Herrera-
Navarro, and Wilhem Lekane.
The Banks Family Foundation
Cushman & Wakeeld
Daycon Products, Inc.
Derick Associates, Inc.
Edgewood Management Corporation
Electric Events DC
Grady Management, Inc.
JBG Properties, Inc.
Kay Apartment Communities
Scott Management, Inc.
Southern Management Corporation
Valcourt Building Services L. C.
Y&B Management
The AOBA Scholarship has provided nancial,
mentoring, and internship support to 172 Prince
Georges County students since its inception in 1996. The
scholarships contributions have extended beyond the
academic success of these students at Prince Georges
Community College to their success as graduate
students, parents, employees, entrepreneurs, and active
community members. Some of their successes are
highlighted as follows:
99% of AOBA Scholars have successfully completed
two years of study at Prince George’s Community
Prestigious scholarships have been awarded to
AOBA Scholars to further their education
AOBA Scholars have transferred to the following
The American University
– Bowie State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
– Frostburg State University
– Howard University
– Johns Hopkins University
– Morgan State University
– Ohio State University
– Salisbury University
– Towson University
– University of Maryland at Baltimore County
– University of Maryland, College Park
– University of Maryland Eastern Shore
– University of Maryland University College
AOBA Scholars have pursued graduate and
professional programs in higher education,
counseling, medicine, German, social work, and
psychology at the following colleges/universities:
– Bowie State University
– University of the Virgin Islands
– University of Maryland at Baltimore
– University of Maryland, College Park
– University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Many Scholars are currently employed by AOBA
sponsoring companies such as Edgewood
Management Corporation, Kay Apartment
Communities, and Southern Management
LEFT: The AOBA Scholarship Program will be forever indebted to David H.
Hillman whose visionary leadership inspired AOBA to create this program
over twenty years ago.
RIGHT: Richard Sockol, President, Derick Associates, Inc.
Complete all three sections of this application.
1. Personal Information
Name PGCC Student ID
Home Telephone/Cell Phone (if applicable) Email Address
Street Address City/State/Zip
Apartment Community (if applicable) Property Management Company
High School/College Attended High School Graduation Date
I am a U.S. citizen or permanent resident: [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you receiving any other scholarships from PGCC: [ ] Yes [ ] No Please answer this correctly as this will be veried.
2. Essay
n 300 words or more, explain clearly and concisely why you deserve an AOBA Scholarship. Discuss your career goals and how the
scholarship can help you achieve them. Also, please address one of the following three topics:
(a) Your community and volunteer activities
(b) What leadership means to you
(c) Tell about a leader you admire and explain why.
3. Supporting Information
In addition to completing this application, please submit the following:
(1) Transcript of grades for high school/college
(2) Last year’s tax return
(3) Proof of permanent residence status
(4) Three letters of recommendation:
(a) Two letters from high school/college sta
(b) One letter from a recognized community organization
I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that I may be
disqualied from a scholarship award if any information is found to be false.
Student signature Date
Nondiscriminatory policy: Prince George’s Community College makes scholarship awards without regard to sex, race, age, color,
religion or disability.
Please submit your application by July 10, 2020 to:
Kimberly Johnson
Prince Georges Community College
Kent Hall Room 119
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
For more information please call or email Kimberly Johnson (301) 546-0154 scholarships@pgcc.edu.
The Apartment and Oce Building Association of Metropolitan
Washington (AOBA) is a trade organization with members in
Maryland, Washington and Virginia. The AOBA Scholarship Program is
one of many community-oriented projects sponsored by AOBA. Visit
the AOBA website at www.aoba-metro.org.