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

Dan Friedell

Dan Friedell is a digital writer for WTOP. He came to the D.C. area in 2007 to work as digital editor for, and since then has worked for a number of local and national news organizations.

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