Business, Education, and Community Alliance, Inc.

The 2024 BECA Scholarship Application is closed.

About: BECA is the St. Mary's County Business, Education, and Community Alliance, Inc. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, BECA works to help students from St. Mary's County achieve their higher education goals. BECA annually hosts the St. Mary's County Common Scholarship Application with more than $200,000 in local scholarships. BECA also raises money to provide its own scholarships, and has awarded more than 300 scholarships to local high school graduates since 1995. Please contact BECA at or 240-257-2322. Fun fact: beca means scholarship in Spanish.

Or, donate via check. Checks can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 153
Leonardtown, MD 20650

A total of 149 awards totaling $274,451 (for first year amounts only) have been announced as of May 9, 2024. The Scholarship Awards Event was held Thursday May 9, 2024 at the USMSM SMART Building, see

For BECA Website-- Final list of Scholarship Winners DRAFT, 5-3-24