A scholarship was created by Dr. Joe A Hairston, former superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, to support and encourage first-generation BCPS students to pursue college or technical training. During Dr. Hairston’s 12-year tenure, he was committed to creating a college-going culture for all students. These scholarships are designed to offer a $2,000 scholarship to one male and one female BCPS graduating senior who are first-generation college students attending a 2 to 4 year college or technical school. Information (including the application packet and guidelines) has been distributed to all high schools. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Students are encouraged to see their school counselors for additional information.