Maryland Science Center awards scholarships to city schools graduates

Two Baltimore City high school students were awarded a $1,500 scholarship and paid summer internship at the Maryland Science Center as the recipients of the Maryland Science Center’s Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship, according to a release sent by the center. 

Diamonique Clark, who attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Rita Gunter, a student at Western High School, were each named recipients of the scholarship that for nearly 50 years has honored students who intend to pursue post-secondary science, technology, engineering or mathematics education at a two or four-year college or university.

Gunter hopes to attend Clark or Howard University. Her interest in medicine was sparked by her participation in the National Security Agency summer program, where she studied HIV strains.

CLark is attending Stevenson University, where she will participate in the INGENUITY Project Her goal is to become a nurse, a choice influenced by her volunteer experience as a peer educator at Planned Parenthood.

“Rita and Diamonique’s dedication to, and achievement in, science and math education truly represents the goals of the Glass Scholarship,” said Van Reiner, president of the Maryland Science Center. “We are proud to honor them and are happy to help in preparing them for their bright futures.” 



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