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Scholarship Application is now open for 2024.

The Tekau's Heart Memorial
Foundation Scholarship


The Tekau's Heart Memorial Scholarship recognizes each individual has a voice and can create change. Interested applicants are required to submit an essay about a person who has influenced them in a significant way. A copy of the college admissions acceptance letter of the school that an applicant will be attending must be submitted with the essay. The name and address of the high school must be included with the applicant's contact information.


No essays will be considered without this accompanying college admissions acceptance letter. Scholarship applications are now being accepted.


The Tekau's Heart Memorial Scholarship announced the winners. Videos coming soon!

Jiahuan Lin

Jiahuan Lin graduated from Tallwood High School Class of 2021. She is planning to major in nursing. Currently she is enrolled in Tidewater Community College and wishes to transfer to University of Virginia.


"I am very honor to receive this scholarship. Thank you so much for the opportunity and encouragement while I am pursing for my academic career."

2021 Winner

Kennedy McClain

Kennedy McClain graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Prince George's County, MD in 2022. She is currently attending George Mason University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Forensic Science.


This Spring 2023 she will be studying abroad in South Korea. She would like to work for the FBI in either Crime Scene Investigation or as a Forensic Technician.

2022 Winner

Maria Caballero

Maria Caballero graduated from Bowie High School with the Class of 2021 and a cumulative GPA of 4.16. She is an aspiring Montgomery College student in the Visual Arts Program, with hopes of becoming an art teacher upon graduating from college and transferring to a university. As the former Vice President of the Spanish Honors Society, she plans to continue creating positive impacts through leadership and education.

2021 Winner

Ngu (Kevin) Tezi

Ngu (Kevin) Tezi, is a graduate of the Bowie High school class of 2020, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. His plans are to attend Howard University and major in International Relations. His goal is to become an international lawyer and work with intergovernmental groups to resolve
global conflicts.


"Thank you for choosing me to be one of the two recipients for the Tekau’s Heart Memorial Scholarship".

2020 Winner

Kasmira Lancaster

Kasmira Lancaster graduated from Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Prince George's County, MD in 2020. She is currently attending Seton Hall University.

Kasmira is majoring in biology and plans to pursue a career as a physician assistant. Her interests include music and science.

2020 Winner

David J. McCreary

David McCreary, a 2014 Graduate of Surrattsville High School in Clinton, MD was awarded the Tekau's Heart Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,100 in 2014. He enrolled into the Prince George's Community College.

Now, David with a 3.25 GPA, is majoring in Political Science at Salisbury University. He has been elected Speaker of the Senate
for Salisbury University Student Government Association and is expected to graduate
in 2020.

2014 Winner


Maurice C. Harris

Maurice who graduated from Surrattsville High school in Clinton, MD in 2015, was awarded the Tekau's Heart Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,100. He attended two years at Prince George's Community College. He also participated for two years in the ROTC program at the University of Maryland.

Currently, Maurice serves with the United States Air Force on active duty as an aircraft mechanic.

2015 Winner


The Tekau's Heart Memorial Scholarship application is now open for 2024.
Thank you for your interest!

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