F.J. Talley, Ph.D.
DeSousa-Brent Scholars excel in the classroom and beyond.
Scholars host annual visits to high schools and community centers in Maryland and Washington, DC, to promote St. Mary's to talented high school students.
Each May, St. Mary's College invites 50 entering students to join DeSousa-Brent.
Students are identified by their record as high school leaders and their membership in underrepresented groups, including:
- Students who are first in their families to attend college
- Pell Grant recipients
- Ethnic minorities
- Students with disabilities
- Students from rural or urban communities
Entering students who accept our invitation join a cohort of DeSousa-Brent Scholars and a larger group of campus leaders.
High school and transfer students who are interested in joining the DeSousa-Brent program can now apply online.