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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Amerigroup Partners with Dept of Parks and Rec, Pr. Geo. County to Offer Summer Scholarships


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


Amerigroup Partners with M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County to Grant Summer Scholarships to Local Families

Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of the M-NCPPC, wishes to commend Amerigroup for its commitment to serving the residents of Prince George’s County. Amerigroup is funding a scholarship program to provide summer program access to local families. 

The New Beginnings Camp Scholarship benefits eligible Prince George's County residents and provides opportunities and access to Summer Day Camps, Playtimes, and Virtual Clubhouses. The scholarship provides campers with up to $150 to be used towards M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County summer sessions. Awarded funds must be used during summer 2021. M-NCPPC will link funds to scholarship winner’s PARKS DIRECT accounts with pre-approved day camp registration. 

“Recreation is an integral part of building and sustaining healthy lifestyles. Amerigroup is thrilled to provide opportunities for Prince George’s County families who would not otherwise be able to attend summer camp and participate in the Department’s summer activities”, said Lori Hammond, Director of Marketing, Amerigroup Maryland. 

Terms and Conditions - Funds cannot be used to pay for past programs, outstanding debt, or before/aftercare. The scholarship does not provide or cover items for personal use such as cash, gift cards, presents, gas for vehicles, transportation, etc. All finalists will be reviewed based on eligibility criteria, completed application, and essay. If deemed eligible and selected, the award will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Eligibility Requirements – Camper must be a Prince George's County resident, between the ages of 4 and 21 years old. Must be a first-time camper with Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Interested persons can apply at

About Amerigroup Maryland

Amerigroup Maryland has provided health care coverage since 1999. Statewide, it serves approximately 288,000 members in the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Amerigroup Maryland is the state's second-largest Managed Care Organization (MCO). It is the second-largest MCO in both Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County, and one of the largest MCOs in the counties of Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George's. Employees share genuine pride in making a difference in the lives of people who might need a little extra help.

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 


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