Category Archives: Financial aid

Engineering Society scholarship grants and loans — applications due by March 31, 2019

The Engineering Society of Baltimore Education Foundation is offering scholarship loans and grants to graduating high school students who will be pursuing a degree in engineering in an ABET approved program. The scholarships are limited to students from the Baltimore Metropolitan area including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties.

This year, a total of four $4,000, 4% interest loans and three one time grants are being offered. The loans are renewable each year providing the student is still enrolled in an ABET approved program, his/her grades are acceptable, and he/she is up to date on the interest payments. Interest only payments will be due quarterly prior to graduation and for one year thereafter. Amortized principal and interest payments will be due monthly for the next five years.

The three one time grants include a $3,000 Larry Lewis Scholarship, a $2,500 Engineering Society of Baltimore Scholarship and a $3,000 James A. Posey Centennial Scholarship, the latter earmarked preferably for a student enrolled in a mechanical or electrical engineering program.

More information and the application are available online.

Register now for College Application Boot Camp

Baltimore County Public Schools will hold a free, two-day College Application Boot Camp for students in the Class of 2016. During the two days:

  • A representative from a highly-selective college will discuss how admissions decisions are made.
  • English teachers will help students write college essays using both the common application and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) common application.
  • College counselors will provide valuable information about the application process, state scholarships, financial aid, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association process.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend Friday for a parent panel.

Attendance for both days is strongly encouraged. Students interested in participating in the boot camp must RSVP through their Naviance accounts by Friday, June 5, 2015. Students should see their school counselors if they have any questions.

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students (Lunch will be provided.) and Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for students and parents

Where: Loch Raven High School
1212 Cowpens Avenue
Towson, MD 21286

Time to register for College Application Boot Camp

Through its annual College Application Boot Camp, BCPS offers a special opportunity for rising seniors to get started on their college applications. A representative from a highly selective college will discuss how admissions decisions are made. English teachers will help students write college essays using both the common application and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) common application. College counselors will provide valuable information about the application process, state scholarships, financial aid, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) process. Attendance for both days is strongly encouraged. This event will be held at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, on the following dates:

• Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

• Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Parents are welcome to attend on this date.

 Interested students should notify their school counselor by Friday, June 5, 2015.