MELLFIN Scholarship Program


The MELLFIN Scholarships are annual scholarship awards for current or former ESOL students in Maryland who are currently seniors in high school and have demonstrated a commitment to attend college or a post-secondary career training program. MELLFIN is facilitating multiple scholarship awards to recognize excellence and support students in realizing their post-secondary aspirations. The total award for each student recipient will be $1,000 to help cover costs associated with post-secondary program attendance. Multiple scholarships will be available.

Eligible student applicants must:

- currently be enrolled and classified as a senior in Maryland Public Schools
- currently be in an ESOL program or have exited the ESOL program within the past three (3) years
- currently have a GPA of 3.0 or better
- be on track to graduate in Spring

Completed application packets must be submitted online.

Additionally, student applicants from Howard County Public Schools will be considered for one Bethel Presbyterian Church Scholarship facilitated in collaboration with MELLFIN. 

Click here for Scholarship Application  Deadline has been extended to March 12, 2021

Past Scholarship Recipients:

2020 MELLFIN Scholarship Recipients

Bethel Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Zung Lung Myitung, Hammond High School
Howard County Public Schools
*Check out Zung Lung's feature article in The Baltimore Sun!

Han Memorial Scholarship
Mengning Li, Arundel High School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Friends of MELLFIN Scholarship
Azqa Asad, Easton High School
Talbot County Public Schools

2019 MELLFIN Scholarship Recipients

Astrid Emily Francis Scholarship 
Lily Jeannette Mancia Gomez, Digital Harbor High School
Baltimore City Public Schools

Bethel Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Haram Chun, Mount Hebron High School
Howard County Public Schools

Exit Flagship Realty Scholarship
Yaya Ahmed Adam Diabagate, International High School at Langley Park
Prince George's County Public Schools

Han Memorial Scholarship
Eva Yakoub, Old Mill High School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Friends of MELLFIN Scholarship
Pedro Alonso Granada, Old MIll High School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Ciby Lin, Leonardtown High School
St. Mary's County Public Schools

Melissa Lin, 
Leonardtown High School
St. Mary's County Public Schools

St. John United Church Scholarship
Zawn Nyaui, Hammond High School
Howard County Public Schools

2018 MELLFIN Scholarship  Recipients

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Scholarship 
Baudratte Djiogo, Digital Harbor High School
Baltimore City Public Schools

Hanseul Kang Scholarship 
Eunyeong Joo, Maurice J. McDonough High School
Charles County Public Schools

Han Memorial Scholarship 
Cheng Han (Hank) Wu, Walt Whitman High School
Montgomery County Public Schools

Friends of MELLFIN Scholarship
Katherine Arrue, Annapolis  High School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

St. John United Church Scholarship
Shine Nao Mi, Hammond High School 
German Alfredo Paredes Hernandez, Hammond High School
Howard County Public Schools

2017 MELLFIN Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Scholarship Award

Exel Estrada, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore City Public Schools

Hena Kahn Scholarship Award

Somayyeh Kamyab, Walt Whitman High School
Montgomery County Public Schools

2016 MELLFIN Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Scholarship Award
Yuwei Tang, Walt Whitman High School
Montgomery County Public Schools

Mawi Asgedom Scholarship Award
Elshadaye Gebreyesus, Northwestern High School
Prince George’s County Public Schools

Friends of MELLFIN Scholarship
Karen Mellisa Diaz, Gaithersburg High School
Montgomery County Public Schools

Sonia Nazario Scholarship Award
Gabriela Beatriz Arias, Glen Burnie High School 
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

St. John United Church Scholarship
Junseok Oh, Mt. Hebron High School
Ana-Karen Piña Rico, Long Reach High School
Howard County Public Schools

2015 Scholarship Award Recipient

Friends of MELLFIN Scholarship
Duona Lim, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Prince George’s County Public Schools 

Sonia Nazario Scholarship Award 
 Adilia Diaz, Annapolis Senior High School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Scholarship Award
Winnie Khanhdim, Frederick High School
Frederick County Public Schools