Nine top performing Prince George’s County high school students have been awarded the Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship at Prince George’s Community College. Each recipient will receive full tuition and fees for four semesters.

“Scholarships play a crucial role in enabling many of our students to realize their goal of pursuing higher education and completing a college degree,” Jennifer Price, director of recruitment at Prince George’s Community College said in a statement. “Each year, the top high school students from around Prince George’s County compete for one of these scholarships that will secure their academic future here at the college,” she added.

The Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship was established to recognize graduates of Prince George’s County high schools who demonstrate high academic ability and strong leadership qualities. Each awardee must maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Prince George’s Community College.

Board of Trustees Legacy 2012 Scholars are Marievien Aquino, Bowie High School; Maaboo Bembuh, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Mariama Diallo, Duval High School; Soliver Fusi, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; LaShawn Hill, Fairmont Heights High School; Allison Maraan, Oxon Hill High School; Briana Matthews, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School; Benjamin Panga, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Alex Swaim, Bowie High School.

Students will be honored on Sept. 19, 5-7 pm at Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B and C. For more information about scholarships at Prince George’s Community Colleges, visit