Walls earns Gross Re­gents Schol­ar­ship to at­tend UMBC

Maryland Independent - - Charles County Legal Notices -

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land grad­u­ate James Walls, 21, of Hugh­esville has been named a Gross Re­gents Scholar.

The Re­gents Schol­ars Pro­gram was es­tab­lished by the Univer­sity Sys­tem of Mary­land Board of Re­gents to af­firm its com­mit­ment to aca­demic ex­cel­lence and to en­able stu­dents of ex­cep­tional abil­ity to fully de­velop their in­tel­lec­tual and creative tal­ents, a re­lease states. In recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tions of out­stand­ing trans­fer stu­dents, the Board of Re­gents awards the Gross Re­gents Schol­ar­ship to a Mary­land com­mu­nity col­lege stu­dent.

The schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent must com­plete an as­so­ciate de­gree with a su­pe­rior grade point av­er­age, thus con­tin­u­ing the tra­di­tion of high aca­demic stan­dards demon­strated by all Re­gents Schol­ars.

Walls grad­u­ated in spring 2016 with a 4.0 GPA.

An English ma­jor and dean’s list stu­dent at CSM, Walls said he plans to study com­puter sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Mary­land, Bal­ti­more County.

Walls, who has autism on the higher-func­tion­ing end of the spec­trum, was di­ag­nosed when he was around 10.

Walls’ Re­gents Scholar award will cover the costs for in-state tu­ition and manda­tory fees, univer­sity board costs and room charges, and $500 each se­mes­ter to be used for other ed­u­ca­tion ex­penses. The award is re­new­able for a to­tal of four semesters pro­vided the stu­dent main­tains a min­i­mum 3.5 GPA and com­pletes 12 or more credit hours each se­mes­ter.

Last year, 1,762 CSM stu­dents trans­ferred to 226 dif­fer­ent four-year col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in 45 states and the District of Columbia. CSM has more than 50 guar­an­teed trans­fer agree­ments with fouryear col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try.

James Walls of Hugh­esville has earned a Univer­sity Sys­tem of Mary­land Board of Re­gents schol­ar­ship to at­tend the Univer­sity of Mary­land, Bal­ti­more County. Walls, left, re­ceives his as­so­ciate’s de­gree from Dorothea Holt Smith, chair of the CSM Board of Trustees, dur­ing the spring 2016 com­mence­ment cer­e­monies. SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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