College of Southern Maryland student Chloe Dickson of Upper Marlboro, left, is awarded a $500 scholarship from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, Southern Maryland Committee, by Committee Chair Mary Pat Berry on May 18 at the La Plata Campus. The scholarship is awarded annually to a CSM student who will be continuing his or her study of history at a four-year institution. Dickson, who will attend Messiah College next year to study history and political science, was selected for the scholarship by CSM history faculty.
The faculty also chose Dickson for the annual Distinguished Honors in History award, presented at CSM’s Honors Reception May 17 at the La Plata Campus, where Dickson was honored along with other CSM students selected for division awards. “I was privileged to teach her in my American Experience class and immediately saw her curiosity, her desire to engage with the subject and, above all, to ask questions and seek answers,” said CSM Professor Dr. Christine Arnold-Lourie, history discipline coordinator.
As a CSM student, Dickson completed internships at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco and with U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer in his Charles County office. She has been awarded a competitive internship at the Library of Congress this summer.