Category Archives: teaching careers

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

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, deadline Oct. 15, 2018

Latino high school rising seniors across the United States and Puerto Rico can apply to the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program presented for the 20th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2018 Youth Awards application is available at, and must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Awardees will receive an educational grant to fund their higher education or to support a social innovation effort. Students must demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community in addition to an interest in the following categories (applicants can apply to more than one category):  

  • Business & Entrepreneurship, sponsored by BBVA Compass
  • Education, sponsored by Southwest Airlines
  • Community Service, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive
  • Healthcare & Science, sponsored by CVS Health
  • Media & Entertainment, sponsored by NBC Universal Telemundo
  • Technology & Engineering, sponsored by Google

The 2018 Youth Awards regional ceremonies will take place in front of influential audiences from November and December in the following 10 regions: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California and Washington, DC. In every region, three students (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will be honored for each category. After the Youth Awards regional ceremonies conclude, one recipient for each category will be recognized and celebrated as a national Youth Awardee at the national Youth Awards ceremony along with community leaders and celebrities.