Next Generation Scholars from Kent travel to UMES
PRINCESS ANNE — On Friday, Nov. 16, 175 students from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties participated in “Driven to Succeed,” a hands-on learning event held by Maryland Business Roundtable for Education at University of Maryland Eastern Shore for Next Generation Scholars.
For students participating in MBRT’s Next Generation Scholars program, this is the fifth college visit in less than two years during which they explore several programs offered at the college with the goal to inspire various career interests, a news release from MBRT states.
Twenty-two Kent County students in grades eight through 10 participated in the learning event at UMES, the release states.
The Next Generation Scholars heard from former NFL player Tashe Williams on the importance of putting education first; experienced aviation science and robotics demonstrations in the Engineering and Aviation Sciences Complex; used the UMES golf management program’s golf simulator; learned about computer science and math from UMES faculty and staff; and enjoyed a tour of the campus.
According to the release, the Next Generation Scholars program provides funding through the Howard P. Rawlings Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant, administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to enhance education and career awareness and college completion for high school students with a demonstrated financial need.
Twenty-two Next Generation Scholars from Kent County Middle and High schools attend Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s “Driven to Succeed” event, a hands-on learning experience held Nov. 16 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.