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MRA Educational Foundation

MRA’s Education Foundation was established in 1998 and is a nonprofit educational organization. Over the years, over 100 scholarships have been awarded to Maryland residents attending higher education in the state.  Every student’s path is different, which is why MRA believes in supporting and giving equal consideration to applicants from trade schools to universities. We work with community supporters and generous donors to raise funds throughout the year and at our annual softball tournament in Annapolis. It is the foundation’s goal to ensure those students who are motivated and able to go to college have the financial resources to do so.

For the past Three years Comptroller Peter Franchot has partnered with MRA in a social media contest coinciding with Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week. Two winners are chosen and receive scholarships to any Maryland university, college or trade school.


* Leading up to and during the annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place in mid-August, shoppers should like or follow the official social media pages on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

*Then snap a picture or take a video that incorporates the theme of “Maryland” (the state colors, school apparel, sports team, a crab, etc.), write a creative caption and use #shopmdtaxfree during Tax-Free Week to submit an entry on any or all of the social media platforms.

MRA will select the two entries at the week’s conclusion that best reflect the spirit of Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week.

2019’s Awards Winners


2018’s Award Winners

In addition to generous donations throughout the year, MRA holds it’s Annual Charity Softball Games where all proceeds go towards MRA’s Educational Foundation. This is a fun event for our members, elected officials, lobbyists, family and friends to come out and play ball for a great  cause.

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2017 Award Winners