Apply now for Baltimore County PTA Council Scholarships — deadline April 2, 2020

The Baltimore County PTA Council offers scholarships ($500 on average) to 2020 BCPS high school seniors based on the following:

  • membership in PTA in good standing
  • financial need
  • academic record
  • resume
  • essay

The application and additional information are available online. Deadline for applications is April 2, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be selected in April.

Please note that the PTA also offers the Georgina Clevenger Scholarship to a senior intending to pursue a career in medicine.

University of Baltimore Junior Visit Day – Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

University of Baltimore is inviting current high school juniors (Class of 2021) to visit its campus and learn more about its programs and opportunities. In addition to a campus tour, students will learn about:

  • how to choose a college
  • financial aid options
  • selecting a major
  • making the most of your senior year in high school

The event is Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Get more information and register at the University of Baltimore website.

Free admission to the Maryland Historical Society, on first Thursday and second Sunday of every month


The Maryland Historical Society offers free admission on the first Thursday and second Sunday of every month as well as on Maryland Day (March 25, 2020). Come to the museum to learn more about the history of the state. Current exhibitions explore Hutzler’s department store, four centuries of fashion, quilts, and Maryland’s Civil Rights Era.

The Washington Post Earth Day poetry contest, entries due April 1, 2020

The Washington Post’s KidPost is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and National Poetry Month with an Earth Day Poetry Contest for students ages 6 – 14. Students are asked to submit original poems related to the environment – why they care about it, what worries them, what encourage them, what they’re doing or anything else related to the Earth.

Ten poems will be selected for publication, and the authors of those poems will receive prizes.

Visit The Washington Post for details and an application form. Entries are due by April 1, 2020.

Kid’s Earth Day Solar Art Contest – $1,000 prize, entries due April 8, 2020

American Sentry Solar is hosting a Kid’s Earth Day Solar Art Contest with a $1,000 prize. The contest is open to children in Grades K – 8. The challenge is to draw or paint a picture of “How solar can help my family and/or environment. Entries are due by April 8, 2020. For more detail and to apply, visit the American Solar website.

Pre-register to receive a free prom gown from the Priceless Gown Project, event on March 15, 2020

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High school junior and senior girls in need of formalwear for upcoming proms and dances are invited to participate in the free 16th Anniversary of the Priceless Gown Project. 

The event will be held:

Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 1 – 5 p.m.

Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St., 21201

Participating students will receive a free prom gown and enjoy motivational speakers, entertainment, and mini-makeovers. Students must bring a valid school ID, letter from principal or school counselor OR current report card to prove current enrollment in high school.

This is a first come -first served event and quantities are limited.


Registration open for UMBC’s 2020 Summer Enrichment Academy

The Summer Enrichment Academy at UMBC offers unique, fun, challenging and mind expanding academic summer workshops and camp programs for middle school and high school students. Courses include Game Design, Animation, STEM, Leadership, Art, and Recording. Sessions are 1 – 2 weeks. Students are encouraged to sign up early for discounts on registration.

TU Teacher Scholars Summer Institute, submit applications before March 31

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Towson University invites junior and senior high school students to apply for the College of Education’s four-day, on-campus academic session to experience TU resources and learn about careers in teaching.

The 2020 TU Teacher Scholars Summer Institute will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday July 6 to Thursday, July 9.

The final day of the program includes an evening showcase of student work. Students and families will also discuss planning and budgeting for college and career opportunities. All activities take place on Towson University’s campus.

Qualified applicants who are selected for the program will enjoy the benefits below.

  • High school/university credit for completing the course, Exploring Careers in Education
  • Campus tours
  • Guided observations of undergraduate classes
  • Mentorship from a Towson University student during the regular school year

Application Materials Required

(Please submit applications as soon as possible. At least by March 31, 2020)

  • Personal statements of interest
  • Photocopy of most recent report card
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Video submission (optional)
  • Application

Register now for BCPS Summer Music Camp 2020, registration deadline: May 8

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Welcome to the 34th Annual BCPS Summer Music Camp. The camp will be held on weekdays beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2020, through Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at Perry Hall High School. This summer music experience promises to be both highly rewarding and very enjoyable.

The BCPS Summer Music Camp is a non-auditioned day camp for Baltimore County Public Schools students who are currently in Grades 5–12 and are enrolled in their school’s music programs. During camp, students will participate in a band, chorus, guitar ensemble, orchestra, or digital music composition course in the appropriate grade level. We will be offering digital music composition in which students, currently in grades 5-12, will learn, create, and compose musical pieces. Their work will be featured before the start of the concert and between musical ensembles. In addition to large group rehearsals, students will participate in enrichment classes and receive instruction to enhance musical performance skills. All of the musical ensembles will be featured in a public concert at Perry Hall High School on the evening of Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The fee for this unique summer musical experience is $225.00, which includes a camp t-shirt. Transportation to and from Perry Hall High School will be provided at no additional charge to students who do not reside in the host school community. A listing of the school-based, pick-up sites is included on the registration form.

Registration deadline is May 8, 2020.

Register now for BCPS Summer Art Enrichment Camp, registration deadline June 5, 2020

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The BCPS Office of Visual Arts will host its annual Summer Art Enrichment Program on July 6 – 17, 2020, at Perry Hall High School.

The program serves students in Grades 3 – 12. Each day, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., students will participate in studio experiences and critiques/discussions. The program costs $395, and limited bus transportation (from certain areas) is available.

Applications are due by June 5. For any questions, please contact the Office of Visual Arts at 443-809-4030, or by email to or