Jacobus Scholarships

    The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.

    Number of Scholarships
    Ten (10) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.

    Criteria for Award
    Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbiabased upon:

    • Scholastic achievement
    • Financial need
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
    • Quality of extra-curricular achievements

    Value of Award

    Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.


    Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:

    • A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
    • The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
    • The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
    • The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
    • The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years


    Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have:

    • Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award
    • Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school)
    • Demonstrated a financial need
    • A minimum 2.0 overal GPA

    Applicants Who Will Be Considered

    • High School graduates
    • Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students


    A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:

    Ms.Margaret Ellen  Kalmanowicz
    ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
    Queen Anne's County Public Schools
    202 Chesterfield Road
    Centreville, MD 21617

    All applicants must use an official ASBO application form. No other forms will be accepted. Applications are available from guidance or financial aid offices, or may be requested in writing from the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Requests for applications must be received no later than February 15.

    The following support documentation must be submitted with the ASBO application form:

    • Copy of most current high school/college transcript
    • Copies of parents' and applicant's current income tax returns
    • Copy of acceptance letter from an accredited institution of higher education in Maryland or the District of Columbia
    • A 500-word typed essay by the applicant explaining why he/she is uniquely qualified to receive the Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship. The essay must include academic achievements and activities; community and civic activities; and personal aims and goals
    • Copy of SAT or ACT test results



    Contact Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz at  [email protected]

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    Current Recipients