The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: June 2021
Senate Scholarship Application Deadline -- Friday, July 9
Each Senator and Delegate is allocated funds for scholarships to students in our district who attend Maryland colleges. There are so many deserving students in Beltsville. With college tuition a struggle for many families, we need to do everything we can to help hardworking students get a good education. We can't help everyone with Senatorial Scholarships, but we can certainly help some.
To apply online for a 2021 - 2022 Senate scholarship, students should visit www.21stdistrictdelegation.com/college-scholarships, and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 9. The application period has ended for a separate Delegate scholarship from Delegates Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and Mary Lehman, but look to apply early next year.
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
Beltsville residents aged 12 to 15 are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine! Visit marylandvax.org to sign up at one of the 11 state mass vaccines sites.
No-appointment vaccinations are now available at nine mass vaccination sites, including in the Greembelt Metro Station, 5717 Greenbelt Metro Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20740. Hours of operation are Monday-Tuesday - 9 am to 1 pm, Wednesday-Thursday - 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday-Saturday - 11 am to 3 pm. You can also register for an appointment at covidvaccinereg.princegeorgescountymd.gov.
Missing your vaccine card?
Got the vaccines but don't have your vaccine record card? The County Health Department will now provide the white CDC vaccination cards to those who have been vaccinated but did not receive a card. To request a card, please send an email to: COVID19_VaxCard@co.pg.md.us.
Do you or friends need help getting unemployment benefits?
As we all know, the Maryland Department of Labor was not prepared for the current economic crisis. As a result, hundreds of thousands of working people have lost their jobs but not received the benefits they’ve earned. Many have not even had their applications approved yet.
The Department is now solving more and more cases, so if you have still not gotten your unemployment insurance, please let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 301-858-3141. We will contact the right people in the Department of Labor and do everything we can to get your money ASAP.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.
Senator Rosapepe and his staff held Mobile Office Hours at the Beltsville CVS on May 26th answering questions about vaccinations, unemployment payments, and other local concerns.