AOBA Celebrates 2020 Scholarship Recipients


WASHINGTON, DC – On November 12, the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington in conjunction with Prince George's County Community College (PGCC) celebrated six outstanding students. These students represent the current cohort of AOBA Scholars, a program the Association began in 1996 which provides eligible Prince George’s Community College students up to two years of paid tuition as well as hands on mentorship from the business community.

“The AOBA Scholarship Program is an important resource in this ever-changing environment as students, and their families continue to face the challenges of the pandemic,” said Erin Bradley, AOBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs in Maryland. “AOBA members are committed to empowering future leaders of the County through their generous, on-going financial and mentoring support. These scholarships are ensuring that students have access to educational opportunities that will put them on the path to shaping and leading the future of Prince George’s County."

Since the AOBA Scholarship Program was launched 23 years ago, AOBA members have raised over a million dollars, which has supported the academic careers of 178 scholars at PGCC, including our six new scholars this year. AOBA’s program boasts an outstanding success rate as 99 percent of its Scholars have successfully completed their studies at the Community College. These students have gone on to pursue graduate and professional degrees in a myriad of fields such as education, counseling, medicine, social work, psychology and German. Several AOBA members have also benefited from the program by adding well trained, highly motivated alumni of the program to their companies as valued employees.

Congratulations to the 2020 AOBA Scholars, and we look forward to celebrating your successes!

  • Oluwatobi Adeyefa
  • Darnia Drake
  • Ashanti Mckenzie
  • Samantha Manapul
  • Khalia Lewter
  • Sharon Babayemi