County REALTORS® Award $10,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors

At a recent ceremony, The Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® (PGCAR) awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school graduates. Through the REALTORS® David and Juanita Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in memory of PGCAR's 2006 President, David Maclin, and his wife, REALTOR® Juanita Maclin, the fund awarded four $2,500 college scholarships.

David and Juanita contributed to the economic development of Prince George's County, and they were key contributors to the growth and development of area churches. Their efforts were acknowledged by numerous awards, certifications, and special recognitions.

It is because of their many contributions to the community that the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® established the David & Juanita Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2008. Based on the theme "How I made a difference in my Community," the Scholarship Fund awards college scholarships to Prince George's County High School seniors who are actively engaged in giving back to their communities. "Unlike traditional academic or athletic scholarships, these are given based on the students' local community service efforts," said Donald Frederick, Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

This year's recipients served the needs of Prince George's County communities in providing services in raising awareness for Alzheimer's disease/anxiety disorders, helping young girls find their voice and confidence by providing free workshops, working with special needs/autistic children, and working with and donating cakes through an organization called "Icing Smiles" for children with cancer.

Of the 53 entries, four Prince George's County high school seniors were each awarded $2,500 college scholarships:

  • Mekhi Neal of Charles Herbert Flowers High School, planning to attend Howard University
  • Alexis Proctor of Acellus Academy, planning to attend Morgan State University
  • Savannah Grooms of Bowie High School, planning to attend University of Maryland College Park
  • Christian Jefferson of Bishop McNamara High School, planning to attend Stony Brook University
Congratulations 2023 Maclin Scholarship Winners
Pictured from left to right: Mekhi Neal, Alexis Proctor, Savannah Grooms, and Christian Jefferson.

Since its inception in 2008, the Scholarship Fund has provided over $125,000 in scholarships to students graduating from Prince George's County High Schools.

The Voice for Real Estate in Prince George's County
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 3,500 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR is an affiliate of the Maryland and National Association of REALTORS®. We are proud to serve our members and our community, and work to ensure professionalism in the industry. Our volunteers and staff work to offer services to real estate professionals and to provide avenues for our members to become more successful. We proudly work to promote and protect homeownership and private property rights.

Donald Frederick, Chair, Scholarship Committee - 240-601-4690,
Mike Graziano, Executive Vice President - 301-306-7900,
Rachel Jefferies, 2023 PGCAR President - 301-641-2052,