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Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2023 recipient, Jazmine Barnes!

Jazmine Barnes attends Bard High School Early College in Baltimore where she is taking acollege-level course-load offering a potential Associate’s degree from Bard College as shegraduates. She gained acceptance at Lincoln University and Frostburg State University with plansto major in nursing. Jazmine appears on the Honor Roll at school and is an active member of theNational Honor Society.

The Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship is awarded to a Baltimore City public high school student who intends to pursue post-secondary STEM studies at a four-year college or university or two-year college. This $2,500 non-renewable scholarship is intended to support the recipient’s education-related expenses. The scholarship recipient will also receive a paid Summer Internship at the Maryland Science Center.


Students must meet the following criteria to receive consideration:

  • Baltimore City public high school student graduating in 2023
  • Cumulative high school standard WEIGHTED GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Acceptance at a four-year college/university or a two-year community college
  • Intent to pursue STEM studies (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
  • Documented financial need

Check back for details about the 2024 Glass Scholarship application.


Past Recipients


Nayev Pumphrey

Nayev will be graduating high school from Baltimore City College with a GPA of 5.43 and plans to major in Earth and Ocean Sciences. She has interned with the American Chemical Society, conducted research at Johns Hopkins University through the Women in Science and Engineering Program, and studied at the National Aquarium as a Henry Hall Fellow. Nayev volunteers at the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS).


Omobolade Odedoyin

Omobolade Odedoyin graduated in 2019 with a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.33. He will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall and plans to study both neuroscience and global healthcare policy. While at Poly, Omobolade was a research student and laboratory aide at the JHU School of Medicine. He presented the results of his studies at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received a number of awards for his STEM-related work. He is a member of the National Honor Society and plays varsity soccer. As a son of immigrant parents from Nigeria, he has deep concern for that country’s relatively poor healthcare infrastructure. He writes that he wants to see himself as an “active member for positive change in West Africa” and wishes to “create an organization that partners with these nations’ governments [. . .] to provide top quality medical care to a population in desperate need.”