From the BSAP Awards, Christ-Clemens Athiogbey

Hello my name is Christ-Clemens Athiogbey and I will be graduating from Springbrook High School on June 12th and will be attending University of Richmond in the fall. I have two sisters and a brother. My siblings have always motivated me to be the best person I can be and to always have goals. Having goals means you are truly […]

Tracee Matthias Recognized by MC

On May 15, 2019, BSAP Board Member Tracee Matthias was one of nine recipients awarded the Inaugural 2019 Excellence in Equity Award, presented by Montgomery College’s President’s Advisory Committee on Equity and Inclusion. Ms. Tracee Matthias embraces the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through her involvement with various groups and committees that are directly linked to the success of […]

2019 Awards Dinner Celebration

On Thursday, May 23, BSAP celebrated it’s 24th annual recognition of its Scholarship Awardees, awarding 51 deserving candidates. Chris Ullman served as emcee and joined Silvio Renzi, BSAP co-chair and awardees Christ Athiogbey, Whittney Carter, and Armoni Jackson as speakers of the event.

Awards Dinner Celebration

The Awards Dinner Celebration honoring our 2019 Bernie Scholars will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Please RSVP by emailing The event will be held at the Executive Office Building, located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville, Maryland.

2018 Effectiveness Study Findings

The 2018 Effectiveness Study had a 36% increased response rate over the 2017 Effectiveness Study. Twenty (20) of the respondents were new awardees and it will be a goal to keep the lines of communication open by creating an Effectiveness Study designed to track the progress toward stated outcomes for this group of recipients. Twenty-five (25) of the respondents have received two […]

First Friendraiser a Success!

BSAP welcomed about 80 guests to the first annual Friendraiser on April 5, 2019 at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program introduced guests to two awardees who spoke, Erika Granville & Natanel Assefa. Advisory Board member Otis Smith was emcee, and Chris Ullman, International Whistling Champion, was the keynote speaker. Silvio Renzi, BSAP Co-Chair also spoke along with […]

It’s Volunteer Week!

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s 50+ Volunteer Network can help you find volunteer opportunities that fit your particular combination of skills, interests, and availability. The program’s advisers will help you determine not just what you can do, but what you want to do, and connect you to these options at nonprofits and government agencies. In just one year, the program has placed […]

BSAP Chosen by Women Who Care

The Bernie Scholarship Awards Program, our 501(c)3 nonprofit, was chosen by the 100 Women Who Care of Lower Montgomery County to receive a monetary contribution which will have a significant impact for the community.  The 100 Women Who Care of Lower Montgomery seeks to address a charitable need in our local community and to collectively use our individual resources to […]