|Bertina Nick NLA Flagship Scholarship|
The Bertina Nick NLA Flagship Scholarship is awarded at the Tribute to Leadership and Graduation. It honors activist and community leader Bertina Larkins Nick and her lifetime of work in the county. Graduates of the LAA Neighborhood Leadership Academy are invited to click here to apply for the Bertina Nick Scholarship. It is the only full-scholarship available for the LAA Flagship program.
2019 Bertina Nick NLA Flagship Scholarship
In 1999, as part of team leader Jeff McNight’s Flagship project, and with the support and encouragement of the late, iconic Bertina Nick, the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) was introduced.
Nick's vision was to empower and give voice to the underserved living in communities throughout Anne Arundel County. NLA is targeted to current and emerging grassroots leaders in neighborhoods throughout Anne Arundel County, empowering them with skills, confidence and knowledge to improve the quality of life within their neighborhoods.
In honor of Nick's legacy, the ongoing scholarship for a NLA graduate to participate in the Flagship program has been named the Bertina Nick Scholarship.
Deonte Ward is the 2019 NLA Flagship Scholarship recipient. Congratulations!
Bertina Nick NLA Flagship Scholarship Recipients
Deonte Ward – 2019
Jackie Wells – 2018