29 Great Students Win BCF Scholarships

June 17, 2014

BCF Awards $192,500 in College Scholarships
First time winner of BCF Scholarship for Young Civic Leaders announced

The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) has announced $192,500 in scholarship awards to 29 Maryland students. The awards were announced at BCF’s June 17 scholarship celebration at M&T Bank Stadium, an event generously sponsored by the Baltimore Ravens, at which the winners of six scholarships offered by the Ravens were also recognized.

Inspirational speakers for the gathering of students, their families and scholarship donors included the winner of a new scholarship introduced this year: The BCF Scholarship for Young Civic Leaders. Erin Carrigan, a graduate of Sparrows Point High School, will be attending Goucher College with the help of the $12,000 award. BCF created the scholarship to recognize outstanding young people who have demonstrated leadership throughout their high school career and have contributed to the improvement of their school, neighborhood, and broader community

 “We are gratified to have this opportunity to celebrate these successful students and offer them financial support as they embark on their college careers. A well-educated workforce is crucial to our goal of a Baltimore with a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive,” said BCF President Tom Wilcox. “We are grateful to the many generous donors who make these scholarships possible.”

Awards from 17 scholarship funds at BCF range from $500 to $80,000 each.

See WBAL-TV coverage of the scholarship awards luncheon here

Baltimore Community Foundation 

2014 Scholarship Awards

 

Legg Mason's 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. Scholarship award is to be used in the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. This scholarship is renewable after the student’s first year of college. 2014 winner: 

Jamila Duke-Smith, Western High School

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

This scholarship honors Dick Ward, who attended high school in the late 1940's. Dick was a highly decorated athlete who also understood the importance of education. In his years as a business 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% 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 AA degree at a community college in Maryland and transfer to a four-year college or university. 2014 winners:

Jennifer Jones, Digital Harbor High School

Diosmary Tavera, Digital Harbor High School

 

One Step Up College Scholarship: $20,000

The One Step Up College Scholarship was established to make college possible for young women who have overcome significant challenges, and who without this "one step up" might not be able to pursue their education. The applicant for this award should show leadership qualities in her family, school or community rather than be at the top of her class academically. Applicants must have attended a Baltimore City public high school for four years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. 2014 winner:

Anastasia Alvarez Johnson, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

 

NEW: BCF Scholarship for Young Civic Leaders: $12,000

The BCF Scholarship for Young Civic Leaders supports young people who have demonstrated leadership throughout their high school career and have contributed to the improvement of their school, neighborhood, and broader community. Specifically, the scholarship will be awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership in civic engagement. We are looking for the student who did more than attend meetings or received services; competitive applicants are students who were engaged in developing ideas, implementing plans, recruiting other young people, or leading a charge. 2014 winner:

Erin Carrigan, Sparrows Point High School

 

Irvin Ricardo Horne Scholarship: $5,000

Established by family and friends in memory of Irvin Ricardo Horne, a social worker and religious man with a generous heart who was talented, well-educated and believed in the importance of a good education. He was born and raised in Baltimore City and spent most of his college life at the University of Maryland, College Park. This scholarship is designated for male students graduating from high school in Baltimore City who plan to attend the University of Maryland, College Park. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to community service and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 2014 winner:

Dashaun Horshaw, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

 

Ercole Family Nursing Scholarship: $3,000

This scholarship is made possible by Stephanie and Erwin Greenberg in honor of their friends, Maureen and Robert Ercole. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has participated in community service and who intends to complete a degree in nursing. The 2014 winner is:

Stacy Apugo, Western School of Technology

 

Digital Harbor High School College Scholarship: $500 - $3,000

Established by residents of the South Baltimore Peninsula, this scholarship is for students graduating from Digital Harbor High School who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need and plan to attend a two or four-year school or enroll in a community college certificate program. 2014 winners:

Karen Del Castillo, Digital Harbor High School

Cody Dorsey, Digital Harbor High School

Joseph Ferguson, Digital Harbor High School

Jennifer Jones, Digital Harbor High School

Patricia Mildner, Digital Harbor High SchoolKiara Morton, Digital Harbor High School

Brandon Rouse, Digital Harbor High School

Pivot Zotamou, Digital Harbor High School

 

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. 2014 winner:

Grace Greason, Western High School

 

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% of their graduating class of the "A" Course curriculum. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities at school. 2014 winner:

Anastasia Alvarez Johnson, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

 

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 will be given to applicants who have a parent or guardian who have been employed by I.C. Isaacs & Company and its subsidiaries. 2014 winners:

Suldano Abdiruhman, Western High School

Shantae Byro, Northwestern High School

Leroy Daniels Jr., Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Leshaia Davis-Johnson, Western High School

Jamani Epps, City Neighbors High School

Zelda Farhat, Baltimore Polytechnic High School

 

Stephanie and Erwin Greenberg Success Scholarship: $2,000

This scholarship is designated for students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who wish to pursue a certificate or associates degree program leading toward a specific vocation. It is open to students who demonstrate financial need, have been active in their community and intend to complete a certificate or degree program from an accredited community college in the State of Maryland. 2014 winner:

Monique Thomas, Chesapeake High School

 

Al Sanders Award for Music Studies: $1,750

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. 2014 winners:

Jamani Epps, City Neighbors High School

Briahna Harris, Western High School

 

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship: $1,250

Established to honor the ideals and memory of teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe, this scholarship is designated for aspiring teachers. The scholarship is open to students graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to attend an accredited Maryland college or university with an approved teacher education program, and who are planning to pursue a teaching career in the State of Maryland. 2014 winners:

Juliet Bishop, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Amber March, Western School of Technology

 

WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship: $1,250

Established to honor the memory of Jerry Turner and celebrate his career in broadcast journalism at station WJZ-TV channel 13 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. 2014 winner:

India Hamilton, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

 

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 extra-curricular activities. 2014 winner:

Hebo Sabine Dramou, Heritage High School

 

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. 2014 winner:

Sabrina Donnick, City Neighbors High School

 

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-year or four-year college in Maryland. 2014 winner:

Destiny Matthews, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

          

 

 

 

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