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"Teen of Character" Scholarship

Faye Lister Scholarship                            Chris Perkins Scholarship

       Kent Island High School                      Queen Anne’s County High School


The Character Counts! Advisory Council is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Faye Lister “Teen of Character” Scholarship, awarded to a graduating KIHS senior, and the 2024 Chris Perkins “Teen of Character” Scholarship, awarded to a graduating QACHS senior. These $500 scholarships, made possible through the Centreville and Kent Island Rotary Clubs, are aimed at rewarding students who exemplify the six Pillars of Character:

Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Sponsored By

Kent Island Rotary Club

Centreville Rotary Club


Friday, April 19th, 2024 by 3:00 PM

Scholarship Parameters – For all applications:

  • Must attend either Queen Anne’s County or Kent Island High Schools.

  • Must be a high school senior going to college or trade school.

  • Nominations can be made by STUDENT or COMMUNITY MEMBER (EX:  Teacher, parent, employer, club moderator, neighbor).

  • All submissions must include a complete application and a Nomination Letter/ Essay that includes the student’s name and school, is 350 words or less, and responds directly to the prompt: Describe in 350 words or less an example(s) of how the student used the six pillars of character working alone or with a team to achieve a goal or project

  • Applicants should use the Six Pillars as a guide (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring & Citizenship).

Applications will be available at both high schools or downloaded here:

"Teen of Character" Scholarship Application 2024

You may also pick up a copy at the Character Counts! office at 104 Powell Street in Centreville.


Completed applications should be mailed to:

Character Counts!

Attn: Character Counts! Scholarship Committee

104 Powell Street, Centreville, MD  21617


For more information, contact Melinda Ray at

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