2LT RICHARD W. COLLINS III SCHOLARS

2LT. Richard W. Collins Scholars are the promising young Americans our Foundation is investing in. Currently, that group is made up of college students who’ve been awarded scholarships in Richard’s name and ROTC cadets at the University of Maryland and Maryland’s four HBCUs, but as we expand our work the sources of the Scholars cohort will too. 

Information on 2LT Richard W. Collins III scholarships and how interested students can apply for them can be found below. 

STATE OF MARYLAND - LEADERSHIP WITH HONOR SCHOLARSHIP

2LT Richard W. Collins III Leadership with Honor Scholarship program provides $1 million in annual scholarship funding for students who are eligible for in-state tuition, a member of a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), a minority or member of an underrepresented group in the ROTC, and who also attend a historically black college or university.

Since it was established in May of 2018, more than 100 students at Bowie State, Morgan State, Coppin State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have received the scholarship. 

If you are a student at one of Maryland’s four HBCUs and interested in the 2LT Richard W. Collins III Leadership with Honor Scholarship, you can learn more here.

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Rick and Dawn Collins (right) with Joshua Winston, the first recipient of UMD’s Lt. Richard W. Collins III Scholarship. 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - LT. RICHARD W. COLLINS III SCHOLARSHIP

UMD’s Lt. Richard Collins III Scholarship provides need-based support for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland with a preference for students who are members of Army ROTC, Naval ROTC, and Air Force ROTC programs. This annual scholarship supports students who honor the life and legacy of Lt. Richard Collins III through a demonstrated commitment to service, strong leadership skills, and good character rooted in integrity and determination.

More information for students interested in applying for this scholarship can be found here.