Bernie H. Manning Scholarship

"Bernie H. Manning” College scholarship Award was established in honor of the loving memory of the founders’ father.

The scholarship award will be granted to an eligible high school senior that has been nominated by a member of Women of Excellence. The scholarship award will be disbursed at the beginning of the fall semester. The maximum amount awarded is $200.00 per approved applicant.


  • Jasmin Daniels – Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD-2013

  • Remy Hicks – Delaware State University, Dover, DE-2013

  • Tanesha Waid – Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA -2013

  • Alexis Holman – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA-2015

  • Tierra Snead – Johnson C. Smith, Charlotte, NC-2017

  • Dargenae Somerville – Spelman College, Atlanta, GA-2017

  • Amaiya Holman - Towson University, Towson, MD - 2019

  • Jayla Beidleman - University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD -  Major in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Business Administration -2020

  • Jada Daniels - East Carolina University, NC -Double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice- 2020  


Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior.

  • Must demonstrate excellence in school work as evidenced by course selection and grades (minimum GPA of 3.0).

  • You must be a full-time, first-year undergraduate student seeking your first baccalaureate degree.

  • Must participate in: extracurricular school activities; community and/or church activities; and school or community athletics.

  • Must demonstrate good character and show interest in and concern for being an active member of society.

  • The scholarship is available to students regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religion.

  • Scholarships are given for one (1) academic year.

  • Scholarship awards will be made out to the recipient’s college/ university and are to be applied to tuition, books, or room and board.

  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol or drug-related misdemeanor in any state within the past academic year.

  • Applicants must not be in default or owe a refund or repayment on any Federal or State financial aid.

All inquiries and nominations can be sent to the address below

US Mail: Women of Excellence, Inc.

PO Box 316 | Brandywine, MD 20613

Phone: 301-437-2337 | Fax: 888-289-3314