Category Archives: high school

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.

Power of Youth Challenge — application deadline March 31, 2019

The Power of Youth Challenge invites students ages 13 – 18 (working in teams of 3 or more) to bring positive change to their communities by leading a local service project. The Power of Youth Challenge offers support and coaching. Every team that signs up will have access to mini-grants up to $250. Those who apply and complete their projects will be eligible for an accelerator grant of up to $5,000. Learn more. 

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grants — deadline Feb. 15, 2019

Grants of up to $400 each are available to youth leaders ages  5 – 25 across the nation to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day (April 12 – 14, 2019) and beyond. Get details and start your application on the Youth Service America website.

Global Youth Service Day — April 12 – 14, 2019

The 31st annual Global Youth Service Day will be held during the weekend of April 12-14. Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates, expands, and sustains the capacity of all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good.

New this year: in addition to the usual service projects and celebration events, Youth Service America is encouraging young people to become activists and advocates to address root causes of problems through policy change and challenging everyone to help renew the spirit of democracy and citizenship that’s under threat around the world.

Find ideas and resources on the Youth Service America website.

Free overnight camp for children dealing with bereavement — register now for camp in April 2019

The Counseling Center at Stella Maris is pleased and excited to announce the dates of its 9th annual overnight bereavement camp for childrenCamp Me Too, continuing its more than 30-year commitment to providing bereavement services to children throughout Maryland.

Camp Me Too! will again be held on the beautiful grounds of Camp Puh’Tok in Monkton, Maryland. The overnight camp offers three days and two nights of programming, beginning after school on Friday, April 26 and culminating at noon on Sunday, April 28.

Thanks to generous community donors, The Counseling Center is able to offer this program at no charge to grieving children from ages 8 – 16.

This will be a meaningful event that can make a transformative difference in the life of a grieving child. All applicants must complete a registration form and attend an in-person interview at The Counseling Center at Stella Maris. Registrations are available online or they can be sent to prospective campers via regular mail. Please note the camp can only accept 26 campers, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so families are encouraged to register early. Children who have already attended Camp Me Too! may ask to be added to the waiting list, but spots will first be offered to those who haven’t yet had an opportunity to attend the camp.

Completed registrations may be emailed to, faxed to 410-560-9690, or mailed to The Counseling Center at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium, MD 21093. Please call 410-252-4500, ext. 7291 for more information or with any questions.


Essay contest, win scholarship from LifeBridge Health/ExpressCare — deadline March 3, 2019

LifeBridge Health and ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers are sponsoring an essay contest to provide college scholarships to seniors and rising seniors in the Greater Baltimore area. Each contest winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Up to 30 prizes will be awarded.

The theme of the essay contest is “How I Will Use My Education to Give Back to My Community.”

Essays must be 750 to 1,000 words and double-spaced. Each sheet of paper should be labeled with the writer’s name, school, and contact information.

Interested students must complete the online application by Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Scholarship loans available for students interested in teaching — deadline: March 1, 2019

In schools across the area, some teachers leading instruction were once Baltimore County Public Schools students. Even Interim Superintendent Verletta White is a BCPS graduate. Building on that legacy, the school system offers scholarship loans to encourage even more students to become teachers.

Through the BCPS Scholarship Loan Program, BCPS students can apply for a loan scholarship worth $4,000 per year for up to four years. Renewal awards are automatic, pending transcript verification of grade point average (in good academic standing) and full-time status. The award may be used for tuition, fees, books, or educational supplies.

Applications and a fact sheet about the program are available online. The application deadline is Friday, March 1.

To apply, BCPS high school seniors must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 and submit an application accompanied with a resume documenting school and community activities and three letters of recommendation. Once accepted into the program, recipients must sign a promissory note, agreeing to teach full-time in a Baltimore County public school, one year for each year of the award; enroll full-time in an approved teacher education program at a Maryland institution; maintain Maryland residency; and begin employment within six months of college graduation. Failure to maintain eligibility for the award based on GPA, full-time status or Maryland residency requirement, will require that the recipient repay the scholarship.

The BCPS Office of Human Resources will notify scholarship recipients of their award by Monday, April 1. For more information, please contact Carla Simons at