The City of Bowie honored four of its most promising, college-bound high school seniors this week by awarding them each with $1,250 in college scholarships.
Applicants were required to their submit their cumulative high school grade point averages, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, resumes, and personal essays to the city’s Education Committee.
The recipients of the scholarship were: Adesulu Adewole of Bowie High School, who plans to attend the University of Virginia and major in finance and accounting; Danielle DiGregory also of Bowie High, who was admitted to the Honors program at the University of Maryland and plans to major in business; Victoria Gray of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, who will attend Duke University and major in computer engineering; and percussionist Nehemiah Russell from DeMatha Catholic High School who plans to be a Music Performance major at Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
“The best of the best applicants were interviewed by the Scholarship Sub-Committee, and these four students rose to the top,” said Steven Theodore, a member of the Education Committee.
Russell also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Bowie Arts Committee, making him the first student in the history of the city’s scholarship program to be awarded both scholarships.