For Immediate Release

LifeBridge Health and ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers Award Scholarships to Maryland Students for Innovative Ideas about the Future of Health Care

NBA and Dunbar star, Muggsy Bogues, was the keynote speaker

Baltimore, MD - LifeBridge Health and ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers awarded 34 high school seniors and college freshmen from across Maryland scholarships at the second annual community scholarship program awards dinner at Sinai Hospital.

Each student received $2,500 in scholarship money. The winners wrote essays about the importance of giving back to the community. 

Former NBA and Dunbar star, Muggsy Bogues, inspired the students and their families with his keynote speech. He told the students to believe in themselves and not to listen if someone tells them they are not good enough. He said he grew up in a very poor neighborhood and was told many times that he was too short to play basketball. However, he persurvered and became the shortest player in NBA history. He also reminded students that a college education is very important.

This is the second year that ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers and LIfeBridge Health have partnered in an essay contest for high school seniors, and the first year the program was expanded to give past winners the opportunity to earn additional scholarship funds.

Each student wrote a 750-1,000 word essay to be considered for the scholarship. High school seniors had the theme, “How I Will Use My Education to Give Back to My Community.” The topic for the college students was, “How did my first year of college experience help me to give back to the community?”

A panel of judges from Coppin State University, Stevenson University, Towson University and Dulaney Valley High School selected the finalists.

More than 200 students from Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Prince George’s counties entered the essay competition.

ExpressCare and LifeBridge Health created the scholarship program to motivate students to continue positive engagement in their communities and to stress the importance of getting a good education.

Helene King