Each year, the Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) and the FMA Foundation select a student to receive the Kenneth O. McCreedy Scholarship.
The scholarship assists Meade High School students who plan to pursue higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) or linguistics. Applicants must be outstanding, well-rounded graduating high school seniors. The scholarship, which awards up to $4,000 for a bachelor’s degree program or up to $2,000 for an associate’s degree program, recognizes students for their past achievements and aids them in accomplishing their career goals.
Maryland has a critical need for individuals trained in fields of study supportive of national defense and homeland security (i.e. engineering, telecommunications, computer science, mathematics, language or other related technical electives). With more than 20,000 open positions in the state in cybersecurity alone, the demand for candidates with the skills needed to fill these positions far outweighs supply. As a part of the FMA and FMA Foundation’s efforts to expand the Maryland workforce, the Kenneth O. McCreedy Scholarship assists Meade High School students in attending the college of their choice to pursue studies in fields that provide the training and skills necessary to support the missions of Fort Meade.
The Kenneth O. McCreedy Scholarship has helped past awardees attend the following schools:
- Bowie State University
- Capitol Technical University (Capitol College)
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Maryland, College Park
- West Virginia University