Maryland college students share $46k in scholarships after creating opioid-awareness videos

Twenty-five students from four Maryland colleges will share in $46,000 in scholarship funds after creating opioid-awareness videos this spring.

Maryland’s Higher Education Commission created a contest for students interested in helping to combat opioid abuse among their college peers. The commission asked students to learn about opioid abuse by attending in-person or virtual retreats.

The students were from Hood College, Montgomery College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and University of Maryland College Park. For a list of students who submitted the winning entries, visit the HEC’s website.

The videos could be on the following topics: Naloxone, Fentanyl, Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law or Maryland’s Suicide Prevention program.

In a news release announcing the winners, HEC secretary Dr. James D. Fielder said he was impressed with the student work.

The winning videos are embedded below:

Hood College

Montgomery College

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland College Park

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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