July 15 is the application deadline for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship, named for a Prince George's County politician who served in the Korean War. The scholarship is offered to the relatives of armed services members or public safety employees who were killed or completely disabled in the line of duty. The scholarship also extends to prisoners of war and the spouses and children of the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The award will go toward tuition and fees at the institution attended, not to exceed $7,950. To qualify, the applicant's family member must have been a Maryland resident at the time of death or disability, and the applicant must take at least six credit hours each semester in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at a college, university or a private career school in Maryland. Call 410-260-4565 or 800-974-1024 or visit www.mhec.state.md.us.
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society meets tonight at 7:30 in the main hall of Severna Park United Methodist Church at 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Author Robert Barnes will speak on 17th-century Maryland. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-760-9679.
The Annapolis Film Festival and the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will screen four short films and an animated short as part of the Monthly Independent Film Series. The five films are "Atika," "Sara Goes to Lunch," the Academy Award-nominated "Bicycles & Radios," "Charlie 2.0" and "Oedipus." Encarna Segura, the director of "Atika," will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The cost for adults is $10, and for students, $5. Call 410-263-5544.