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Annual Barbara S. Davis Scholarship Information Available

Barbara S. Davis Scholarship FlyerThe annual Barbara S. Davis Scholarship is now available to high school seniors. Each year the Eastern Shore Literacy Association honors past president and membership chair Barbara S. Davis with an annual scholarship. Davis, a retired teacher in Wicomico County Public Schools, is remembered for her passion towards sparking the love of reading to all of her students and those in the local communities in which she served. Davis’ scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who intends on majoring in education in the amount of $1,000.

For more information or to review the scholarship criteria regarding the annual scholarship, visit our scholarship page.


Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Member Memorial Scholarship Available

The Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Member Memorial Scholarship sponsored by SoMLA (formerly SoMIRAC) will be awarded to one member in good standing in a local reading council. Recipients of this scholarship or grant must meet the specific criteria for the scholarship and be promoting literacy in the state of Maryland.  Each scholarship is awarded for $1,000.00.

The deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.

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Snow Hill’s Jackson earns SoMIRAC scholarship

Crofton, MD — Zoe Jackson, a recent Snow Hill High School graduate, was named one of three winners of the Joseph J. Fox Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Council (SoMIRAC). Jackson plans on majoring in education in the fall at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Other recipients of the scholarship included: Christopher Wagner of Hammond High School and Katelyn Palmer of Tri-State Christian Academy.


Joseph J. Fox, Jr., a graduate of Frostburg State University, was a dedicated educator who understood that reading skills were necessary for students to succeed in academic content areas, enjoy life-long learning and receive pleasure from reading books and other written materials. During his twenty year career as a middle school English teacher in Frederick County Public Schools, he encouraged students and other teachers to reach for these goals.  Mr. Fox became very active in SoMIRAC from its very beginning. He served as president of the local Frederick County Reading Council, as well as president of SoMIRAC, and as State Coordinator where he served as our liaison with the International Reading Association. ​He was a man of integrity whose commitment and contagious enthusiasm inspired those of us who knew him and had the opportunity to work with him.