Category Archives: scholarships

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.

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

AmeriCorps options for high school seniors and others

AmeriCorps is an option for high school seniors and college students, especially those needing support in planning their next steps. Additionally, a high school diploma or GED is not required to participate in AmeriCorps, making it an excellent option for students who have dropped out of school. AmeriCorps works to meet the needs of each individual in terms of education and training, including those with low reading and math skills. For those already enrolled in a college or technical school, most award college credits for internship/co-op experience for their months of service.

Through AmeriCorps, students are assigned to nonprofits, government agencies, institutions, and community-based organizations. In exchange for their 10 months of service, students receive money for future college study/job training or to pay off existing student loans (equal to current Pell Grant), student loan deferment, living allowances, health benefits, and new job skills.

AmeriCorps offers two Federal programs for 18 to 24 year olds including the NCCC Traditional Corps (Civilian Conservation Corps) and the FEMA Corps, which is focused on response to natural disasters.  Additionally, for those 18 and over with existing leadership skills (no upper age restriction) there is a Team Leader option for both NCCC and FEMA. Team Leaders manage groups of 8 to 10 young adults. All programs are open to citizens of any U.S. state or territory.

Learn more.

Maryland School Counselor Association Scholarship – deadline Jan. 4, 2019

The Maryland School Counselor Association is offering a $500 scholarship to two high school seniors for the best essay written in recognition of a school counselor (elementary, middle or high) who has helped the candidate in some significant way.

In a 300 – 500 word essay, the candidates should give specific examples of how the counselor helped make a difference in the candidate’s life. The applicant and the school counselorswho are the subjects of the chosen essay will be invited to attend the MSCA Gala on Feb. 8, 2019. See more information online.

Want to learn another language in another country? Learn more about NSLI-Y

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program was launched in 2006 to promote critical language learning among American youth. The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, awards and administers merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in summer and academic year immersion programs in locations where the eight NSLI-Y languages are spoken — Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

Applications for 2019-2020 program are now available online. The deadline for applications is October 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Read here and here about two BCPS students/graduates who received 2018-2019 NSLI-Y awards.

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships


» 4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year


  • We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.
  • Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay to telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.
  • Please submit your essays by 12:00PM EST on October 15th for all spring semester applicants and by June 15th for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
  • Winners will be selected by November 15th for all spring contestants and by July 15th for fall applicants.
  • This is a permanent program that is offered every year and is open for submissions each spring and fall semester!


  • Only students currently enrolled full-time in an American college, technical institute, or high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution are eligible to be awarded a scholarship through this program.
  • AmericanMuscle Student Scholarships are non-renewable, however, winning applicants may re-enter in future contests by writing and resubmitting a new essay. Only one essay per student, per semester is allowed.
  • Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
  • All applicants must include some form of proof of enrollment when submitting applications to