Scholarship Announcements

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMNT REGARDING NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Were you unable to take the PSAT and unsure of how to be considered for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program?

Please click the pdf link below to see detailed information on how to qualify for entry and instructions on how to apply:

National Merit Scholar Alt Entry.pdf

A comprehensive list of scholarships can be found on your Naviance Account.  Please log on to Naviance and from the homepage, click the "Colleges" tab ---> Click "Scholarships and Money" ---> "Scholarship List"

Bank of America Student Leaders Program 


The application window is open for the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program. The Student Leaders program is a unique opportunity for high school juniors & seniors to earn a paid internship at a local non-profit organization and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington DC. This program has no academic requirement for admission. We are looking for youth that are passionate about their community with a history of service and interested in making an impact in the world. 

 

Students are required to complete an application and submit a recommendation letter from a teacher. Applications must be fully submitted by 11:59pm on January 29th, 2021.

The application and more details about the program can be found at www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. Below are the counties eligible to apply along with contact information for any questions.

 

Baltimore

Student Leaders

(5 awardees)

Anne Arundel

Greater Washington

Student Leaders

(5 Awardees)

Calvert

Baltimore Co

Charles

Baltimore City

Frederick

Carroll

Montgomery

Harford

Prince George’s

Howard

St. Mary’s

BofA Contact: Michelle Jones

BofA Contact: Terri Seighman





WJZ 27th Annual Black History Oratory Competition 

 

The 2021 Black History Oratory Competition Quotes are IN!

 

Now is the chance for your students to speak up and speak out about the issues that matter!

 

High School Students choose one of these three quotes and write an Essay (600 words or less) describing what it means to them:

 

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander.” - Mary McLeod Bethune

 

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” - Shirley Chisholm

 

The students with the highest-scored essays will be invited to record themselves performing their original speeches at home to compete for scholarship prize money.

 

The top speeches will be broadcast on WJZ News, and for the first time in BHOC history, the winners will be announced on TV!

 

Click for Instructions and Student Application. Essays are due by January 31st. STAY TUNED for more info about our WJZ Black History Oratory Competition TV Special!

 

Questions? Email Oratory@wjz.com



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2021 Carson Scholarship

The 2021 Carson Scholars Program nomination form and scholarship application are now available!


The scholarship program is open to students in grades 4 through 11 who have a 3.75 or higher GPA for the current school year and are involved in community service activities.

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit your response to one of the two below essay questions to Ms. Farthing at Angela.Farthing@hcps.org by Friday, December 4th 2020

 

Grades 9-11 (650 word minimum, 750 word maximum)

  1. As a high school student it’s likely that you have learned many lessons along the way, with many more to come. What advice do you wish someone had told you as a child?  How could that piece of advice have helped you on your journey thus far?  Would it have made a difference in where you are in your life now?
  2. “It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.” – Malala Yousafzai.
    Discuss three things that are important to you and why. How did you arrive at this list? Will these things be important to you in ten years? Why or why not?



Carson Scholarship Flyer


The Grace Erline Memorial Girls Gone Great Scholarship


 Open to women ages 17-24, living in Maryland who are attending or plan to attend a 4 year college, although special consideration will be given to students who are transferring from a 2 year college to a 4 year college or who are returning to school for a BS or BA after achieving their AA degrees. Such applicants are highly encouraged to apply. 

Please see the Grace Erline Scholarship Website for more details. 


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship
For Graduating Seniors Residing in Harford County 


The Iota Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating High School Senior who resides in Harford or Cecil County. The winning candidate will then be forwarded to Omega Psi Phi’s International Headquarters for consideration of additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00. This scholarship will recognize the students' writing ability. 
Deadline for submission is October 16, 2020.

View the document link below for more information: 


Omega Psi Phi International High School Essay Contest 2020.pdf

Bold.Org Scholarship

Bold.org is awarding $1,000 in scholarship funding to high school students who have had unique experiences shift their perspectives on life.


You can find more information about our award here: https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/

All GPAs will be considered for the Nikhil Desai "Perspective" Scholarship. While not required, students who are first-generation Americans or who will be first-generation college students are preferred.



Coca Cola Scholarship


Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150

college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students

across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars

Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online

application
 that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no

transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern

The 2020-21 application is open to high school seniors until

5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.



Check out the flyer at the below link for more information: 

2020 Application Promotion_Flyer_2020.10.31.pdf