Scholarships

Below is a complete list of scholarships currently offered from the Baltimore Community Foundation.

The application window for scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. You can check the progress of your applications by visiting our scholarship portal

Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees Scholarship

Created by the Association of Baltimore City Retired Public School Employees, this scholarship is for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City who intend to pursue a career in teaching. Students must plan to enroll as a degree candidate in a two-year or four-year college in Maryland. Award size: up to $1,000

Mildred M. Coughlin Scholarship

Named for a former principal of Western High School, this scholarship is for young women graduating from Western High School with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to attend a four-year liberal arts college or university. Award size: up to $1,750

Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship

Established in memory of Arthur W. Elder II, a 1974 graduate of the former Lake Clifton High School, this scholarship is for a student who may not have lived up to his or her full potential in high school, but who wishes to pursue higher education. Preference will be given to students graduating from Heritage High School, but this scholarship is open to students from any public high school in Baltimore City who have maintained a “C” average and have participated in high school athletics or other extra-curricular activities. Award size: up to $1,250

Walther H. Feldmann Scholarship

Established in honor of William R. King, a former principal of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, this scholarship is for students enrolled at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute who are in the top 25% of their graduating class of the “A” Course curriculum. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities at school. Award size: up to $1,250

Harry Z. Isaacs Scholarship

Established by the late Harry Z. Isaacs, this scholarship is for the children of employees of I.C. Isaacs & Company and graduates of Baltimore City public high schools with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to applicants who have a parent or guardian who is currently employed by I.C. Isaacs & Company and its subsidiaries. Award size: up to $6,000

Malkmus Scholarship

Created by Jean Malkmus to provide scholarships to students graduating from Baltimore City public high schools that wish to pursue an education in music. Award size: up to $500

Al Sanders Foundation for Music Studies Scholarship

Established to honor the memory of Al Sanders, to celebrate his career with WJZ-TV and share his love of music, this scholarship is designated for student graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City or County with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who intends to major in music and pursue a career in music after graduation from college. Award size: up to $2,250

WJZ – TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship

Established to honor the memory of Jerry Turner and celebrate his career in broadcast journalism at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, this scholarship is designated for Maryland residents graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to seek a degree in broadcast journalism from an accredited four-year college or university. Award size: up to $2,250

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We believe that attracting and retaining effective and diverse school leaders is a key lever for change in Baltimore's educational landscape, and so we fund school leadership development efforts at the district and individual school level. We are interested in funding proposals that focus on principal coaching, mentoring, peer networking, wellness/self-care, as well as pipelines that identify and develop new leaders. We will also continue to support efforts that build a culture of appreciation and encouragement for school leaders.

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We have a nearly 30-year history of offering grants to resident-led groups and community projects in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. These grants give residents the resources they need to accomplish a small project, get more people involved, and encourage the next generation of neighborhood leaders. We also fund programs that support the development of leaders of all ages who are working to improve their neighborhoods and schools. Our support is intended to help identify, activate, inform and network leaders. And finally, we believe when schools and neighborhoods team up to improve their school and community, meaningful and lasting change can be made. We are interested in funding proposals in which the students and adults in schools collaborate intentionally with community residents, neighborhood associations, and other individuals, groups, and institutions in the area surrounding a school.

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High quality early childhood education has a lifelong effect on students. Through our Early Learning grant program, we are interested in system-wide early childhood education proposals that will help Baltimore City and County's youngest learners, and their families, get the start they need. Nonprofit organizations that offer programs and/or services to Judy Centers are encouraged to contact the centers directly to explore partnership opportunities.