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UMES Alumni Pays Offers Scholarships From His Own Money

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Motivation is an intangible tool to success.

"Becoming the change you seek" is the idea that Life Coach and Author, Clifton Harvey Harcum instills in today's youth. For the first time, he's offering three scholarships for students looking to attend University Of Maryland Eastern Shore.

"You have to complete at least 20 hours of community service. You also have to be involved in some extracurricular activities. You have to show signs of leadership," said Harcum.

Your GPA won't disqualify you. Harcum says, to him, test scores are not an indicator for greatness.

"When you give them an opportunity, now some people will disappoint you but there may be some that go way beyond your expectations and I believe I'm an example of that. I didn't have the best grades, but I never thought I'd be sitting on the news doing an interview about handing out a scholarship," said Harcum.

Money that he says came out of his own pocket. He saved up $1,000 to give to a senior from both Crisfield and Washington High.

The third scholarship will go to "my alma mater in Baltimore, a school called Saint Francis Academy," said Harcum.

Harcum won't stop there. He says his goal is to raise enough money to offer at least three scholarships at $3,000 each.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 29th, so apply soon. If you would like to donate to The Clifton Harvey Harcum Fund, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at UMES.

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