Richard W. Collins III Leadership with Honor Scholarship

In an effort to preserve the legacy of slain Bowie State alumnus Richard Collins III, the State of Maryland has launched a $1M annual scholarship fund to help students gain a quality education and excellent leadership skills to meet their professional goals.



Montrose Robinson
Army ROTC Program Representative 
(301) 204-0692

Funds are available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at one of Maryland’s three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) – Bowie State University, Morgan State University and Coppin State University. Applicants must also be a:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Maryland resident
  • Minority student


Award Amount

Scholarship amounts vary based on the financial need of each student, which is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients will receive a minimum award of $500 per semester. 


Through a combination of rigorous academics, hands-on field experience and physical training, the ROTC prepares students to become strong, well-rounded leaders ready to take on any challenge. Upon completion of the program, not only will cadets earn a degree but also a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army.