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Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

The Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership is offered in coordination with the College Bound Foundation and is sponsored by the non-profit I am O’Kah!, Inc.


The scholarship was established in memory of Kahdine Ann DaCosta, who was a graduate from Morgan State University and an active community member in Baltimore, Maryland. The Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership aims to “embody Kahdine’s commitment to service and dedication to leadership.” It provides students a scholarship worth $500 to $1,000 to use towards a two-year or four-year college/university education. This scholarship can also be for students interested in attending vocational or trade schools. Application deadline is March 1.

To be eligible, students must be high school seniors who attend high school in an urban area in the great state of Maryland. Additionally, student must:

- Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- Display leadership through service and extracurricular activities (a minimum of two consecutive years is required)
- Demonstrated financial need
- Be from a traditionally underrepresented group (African-American, Native American, Asian-American, Latino, etc.)

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