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Scholarships

In honor of their beloved mother, Sherrilyn Silver, Dr. Tisa Silver Canady and Mrs. Kia Silver Hodge have graciously sponsored the very first Miss High School USA Diamond Award. This award will afford 50% of the national pageant fee to a young lady from Maryland, D.C., Delaware or Virginia who competes in the 2024 Miss High School USA Pageant.

 

The Miss High School USA Diamond Award is geared to provide financial support to first-time participants interested in competing in the Miss High School USA Pageant. 

Scholarship Eligibility

  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

  • First-generation college bound student

  • Eligible to compete and will represent their state in the Miss High School USA Pageant

  • Is a resident of Maryland, D.C., Delaware or Virginia; and

  • Plans to attend a 2 or 4-year higher education institution as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.

Scholarship Selection Process

  • Complete and submit the Scholarship Application below by March 1, 2024.

  • Eligible finalists will be invited to meet with the MCU Scholarship Committee in a virtual interview for further consideration.

  • Scholarship Recipient(s) will be notified by March 17, 2024.

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High School USA Diamond Awards

Scholarship Application

Complete the Scholarship Application to be considered for the

available donor-supported scholarships.

Diamond Donors

Diamond Donors

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Sherrilyn Silver

Mrs. Silver represented the kind of first-generation student success many students and families hope for. Her  journey began in the rural town of Ruther Glen, Virginia.

Sherrilyn received a partial scholarship to attend a historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Sherrilyn borrowed student loans and on one occasion she recalled missing a financial aid deadline. She asked her father, who worked as a skycap at Reagan National Airport, for financial support to cover the balance. Sherrilyn graduated with a degree in accounting and she met her husband, Ezel while working for the federal government in Washington, DC.

In honor of their beloved mother, Dr. Tisa Silver Canady and Mrs. Kia Silver Hodge have graciously sponsored the very first Miss High School USA Diamond Award, named The Sherrilyn Silver. 

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