2021 Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Mariya Klochkova, Quince Orchard High School. In recent years, Mariya made significant contributions to the fight against tobacco, primarily through her work with the Montgomery County for Health Organization. For example, she actively participated in a video campaign, voicing support for MD House Bill 134 and Senate Bill 177. The video presentation was sent directly to lawmakers in order to create change within the state of Maryland, including the discontinuation of flavored tobacco. Mariya also designed and published multiple anti-drug and anti-smoking informational resources through social media. Please join us in congratulating Mariya!

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Congratulations Prescilia Johnson, Clarksburg High School

The 2020 recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship is Prescilia Johnson, Clarksburg High School. Prescilia was very active in her high school’s SGA, during which time she advocated against tobacco and drug use. Prescilia also volunteered her time at Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington – Germantown Branch where she taught the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Congratulations Prescilia!

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Congratulations to Sage Leonard, Bohemia Manor High School

We are proud to announce that Sage Leonard from Bohemia Manor High School is our 2019 recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship. As a member of the Cecil County Youth Leadership Program, Sage worked to advocate for drug and tobacco free lifestyles. She worked on a special project that produced a public service announcement video and billboards focused on solving on issue related to tobacco use. Activities also included addressing the current Juul and vape epidemic in her school by highlighting the negative effects of using such products. Lastly, a Twitter page and school campaign including posters and assemblies were utilized to the spread the message. Congratulations Sage!

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Festival of Trees 2018!

Last month, Gram’s Promise once again sponsored a Christmas tree in support of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the “Festival of Trees”. Our 2018 “Patriotic Tree” caught the attention of many attendees and sold for $175! Special thanks to Steph Bagley for taking the lead and organizing this event on behalf of Gram’s Promise.

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Congratulations to Jane Bailey, Leonardtown High School

Our 2018 scholarship winner is Jane Bailey from Leonardtown High School. Jane’s application was most impressive! In 2017, Jane worked closely with the St. Mary’s County Health Department to further the priorities of the organization. As part of the Tobacco Free Living action team, she worked to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. In particular, Jane kick started the Smoke Free Holy Grounds Initiative by reaching out to more than 300 faith-based organizations throughout the county to provide the tools and expertise needed to promote health and wellness for their congregations. She developed surveys and constructed ready-made anti-smoking tool kits to be distributed at faith-based events, as well as pamphlets and flyers to inform congregations on the anti-tobacco use programs provided by the department. To date, Smoke Free Holy Grounds has been fully implemented in more than 20 local faith-based organizations. Jane also assisted the St. Mary’s County Health Department directly by administering a survey to high school students on their perspectives on smoking and vaping. This information was used to assist the department with targeted advertising campaigns. Jane will be attending Baylor University this Fall.

Congratulations Jane!

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2018 Scholarship Applications Are Due April 20, 2018!

For all those applying for the 2018 offering of the Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship, please note that all applications are due in by April 20th. The application can be found under our “Scholarships” tab.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Gram’s Promise Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 58
Kingsville, MD 21087

Best of Luck!

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Our 2017 Scholarship Winner is…

Congratulations to Lauren Bishop, Liberty High School.  Lauren’s application was most impressive.  We wish her well as she transitions to Indiana University this Fall.

Thanks to all that applied!

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2017 Scholarship Update!

Applications have been reviewed, and Gram’s Promise has selected one outstanding applicant to receive the 2017 offering of the Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship. Our winner will be notified over the next few weeks. Thank you to all those that submitted applications this year. Good luck in all of your future endeavors!

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Gram’s Promise Does It Again!!

Gram’s Promise is happy to announce that we won the “Chairman’s Choice” award for 4 foot trees at this year’s Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute. This year’s entry was titled, Jingle Shells!

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Congratulations to Yong Jiang!

Yong Jiang is Gram’s 2016 “Elizabeth Ann Frist Memorial Scholarship” winner.  Yong, a graduate of Eastern Technical High will be attending University of Maryland Baltimore County in the Fall,  Good luck Yong, and thank you for supporting our cause!

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