Back to school in 2017: BCF helps donors provide scholarships to area students

August 09, 2017

It’s almost time for courses to start at colleges and universities across the nation. This year, as we has for decades, BCF helped donors provide scholarships to area students going to college. Ten scholarship funds offered assistance ranging from $1,000 to $80,000 to individual students from high schools in the Baltimore region.   

Legg Mason College Scholarship: $80,000

This scholarship was established by Legg Mason Global Asset Management to provide a full tuition scholarship for eligible Baltimore City public high school graduates who wish to pursue their education at a four-year public institution in the state of Maryland. Students who maintain a 2.5 GPA as they work toward a college certificate or degree may receive up to $80,000 ($20,000 annually) of tuition, room and board. 2017 winner: 
  • Lily Xiao, University of Maryland College Park

Charles R. "Dick" Ward Scholarship: $20,000

This scholarship honors Dick Ward, who attended high school in the late 1940s. Dick was a highly decorated athlete who also understood the importance of education. In his years as a b usiness owner in South Baltimore, he established himself as a community leader and mentor. This scholarship is designated for Digital Harbor High School students who have participated in the Building STEPS Program in their junior and senior years and ranked in the top 15 percent of their class. Applicants should demonstrate leadership qualities through extracurricular activities or community service and plan to attend a four-year college or university, or plan to pursue an associate’s degree at a community college in Maryland and transfer to a four-year college or university. 2017 winner:

  • Mikayla Longmire, McDaniel College

Mildred M. Coughlin Scholarship: $2,000

Named for a former principal of Western High School, this scholarship is for young women graduating from Western High School with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to attend a four-year liberal arts college or university. 2017 winner:

  • Karishman Ale Magar, Notre Dame of Maryland

Walther H. Feldmann Scholarship: $2,000

Established in honor of William R. King, a former principal of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, this scholarship is for students enrolled at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute who are in the top 25 percent of their graduating class of the "A" Course curriculum. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities at school. 2017 winner:

  • Lauren Fink 

Harry Z. Isaacs Scholarship: $2,000

Established by the late Harry Z. Isaacs, this scholarship is for the children of employees of I.C. Isaacs & Company and for graduates of Baltimore City public high schools with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority is given to applicants who have a parent or guardian who have been employed by I.C. Isaacs & Company and its subsidiaries. 2017 winners:

  • Juan Ebron, Harrisburg University

Al Sanders Award for Music Studies: $3,500 

Established to honor the memory of Al Sanders to celebrate his career with WJZ-TV and to share his love of music, this scholarship is designated for students graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City or County with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who intend to major in music and pursue a career in music after graduation from college. 2017 winner:

  • Joshua Fields, Berklee College of Music

WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship: $2,500 

Established to honor the memory of Jerry Turner and celebrate his career in broadcast journalism at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, this scholarship is designated for Maryland residents graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to seek a degree in broadcast journalism from an accredited four-year college or university. 2017 winner:

  • Kayla Demeritte, Bowie State

Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship: $1,250

Established in memory of Arthur W. Elder II, a 1974 graduate of the former Lake Clifton High School, this scholarship is for a student who may not have lived up to his or her full potential in high school, but who wishes to pursue higher education. Preference will be given to students graduating from Heritage High School, but this scholarship is open to students from any public high school in Baltimore City who has maintained a “C” average and has participated in high school athletics or other extracurricular activities. 2017 winner:

  • Alexander Shafer, University of Maryland College Park 

Artemis Award:  $1,000

This scholarship is for young women graduating from a Baltimore City public high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who wish to attend a two- or four-year college or university. 2017 winner: 

  • Maci Thomas

Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees Scholarship: $1,000

Created by the Association of Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees, this scholarship is for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City who intend to pursue a career in teaching. Students must plan to enroll as a degree candidate in a two- or four-year college in Maryland. 2017 winner: 

  • Malaun Wright, Frostburg State University
Contact Information

2 East Read Street, 9th Floor | Baltimore, MD 21202 | Directions
P: (410) 332-4171 | Email Us

Connect with Us

Subscribe to e-news

Sign up for
our E-Newsletter