The State of Maryland offers two 529 college savings options to help families save and reduce the need for burdensome student loans. Maryland 529
, formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland, can help give families a jump start on college savings for as little as $25 a month. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust
allows families to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today’s prices, with flexible payment plans. Additionally, low and middle income families may be eligible to receive a $250 State contribution. Request flyers for distribution or schedule a presentation for your staff or your schools
Beauty and health workshop for 7th- and 8th-grade girls
Morgan State University will be holding a free "Bear Beauty" event in the Office of Community Service at 1700 East Cold Spring Lane from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Friday, March 31. Activities will include an empowerment workshop, D.I.Y. beauty bar, and guest speakers. Participants must register by Friday, March 17.
For questions, contact Brittany Laws in Morgan State University's Office of Community Service at 443-885- 3410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Expires: March 17)
Summer opportunity at Johns Hopkins for bi-lingual high school students
The Johns Hopkins Centro Sol youth summer program runs from July 10 to August 11 for 14- to 17-year-old students who speak Spanish and English. Participants will work with physicians and staff members to help Latino, non-English speaking patients navigate the health system, and will also be involved with community events. Lunch vouchers, MTA passes, and a stipend of up to $1500 will be provided. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 3
for more information or contact Monica Guerrero Vazquez at email@example.com
(Expires: March 3)
Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students
Applications are being accepted for summer centers for gifted and talented students who will be in grades 4-10 this fall. Online applications must be completed by Saturday, April 15. (Financial assistance is available.)
(Expires: April 15)
Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee
In Honor of Black History Month, the public is invited to attend Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee in the Baltimore Visitor Center for free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, February 18 from noon until 4:00 p.m.
(Expires: February 18)
Morgan State University offering free, on-campus college preparatory program for 7th- and 8th-graders
Morgan State University's College Explorers
program focuses on academic tutoring, enrichment activities, leadership building, and social skills. Participants will be paired with a current university student mentor and will explore higher education opportunities and extracurricular activities. The program takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. and will run from March 9 to May 3.
Applications must be submitted
by Friday, March 3. For questions, contact Morgan State University's Office of Community Service at 443-885- 4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Expires: March 3)
Rising Star scholarship opportunity
Resident Services Incorporated and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s (HABC) Resident Advisory Board have established the Rising Star Scholarship Program to encourage education excellence, and foster leadership potential among high school students living in public housing.
Graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted at www.central-scholarship.org
by April 1.
for a printable flyer. For more information or application assistance, call 443-984-1896 or email email@example.com
(Expires: April 1)
Bike Party Open House
Bikemore, the Baltimore Family Bike Party, and The Village Parents are hosting a Family Biking Open House on Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Peabody Heights Brewery at 401 E. 30th Street.
Families are invited to meet and chat with local parents who bike with kids, browse bike seats and cargo bikes from local bike shops, and learn how to help promote safe biking and walking in Baltimore.
Exhibitors will include Baltimore Bicycle Works, Baltimore Family Bike Party, Bikemore, Light Street Cycles, Race Pace Bicycles - Baltimore, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy / Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition, Twenty20 Cycling Co., and Side A Photography.
for more information.
(Expires: February 11)
University-based summer STEM program for 11th- and 12th-graders
The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)
provides high school juniors and seniors with science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Students receive an educational stipend equivalent to $10 per hour, and can work up to 300 hours. Participating students contribute to the Army’s laboratory research while learning research methods, using advanced research equipment, and being part of an active research group.
Please note that HSAP is for commuting students only and is not an in-residence program. No housing allowance or meal plan is provided. Students should therefore only apply for university laboratories that they are able to commute to daily.
At the end of the program students will prepare abstracts documenting the research they performed during the apprenticeship. Guidelines and deadlines will be provided to students participating in the program. Click here
for a flyer.
Applications must be submitted
by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28
(Expires: February 28)
College experience conference at Johns Hopkins University
Ninth- to 11th-grade high school students and their families are invited to attend the Excel Youth Conference from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Johns Hopkins University's Mason Hall at 3101 Wyman Park Drive. Lunch will be provided.
Admissions representatives and current students will discuss the college search and application process, financial aid, academic and social aspects of the undergraduate experience, and ways parents and guardians can support their child's educational journey.
Space is limited and attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should be accompanied by a chaperone or guardian throughout the entire day. Click here
(Expires: March 4)
Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship
The Junior League of Baltimore's
annual Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship awards $1,000 to a female, graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years.
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Reside in Maryland and attend a Maryland public, charter, private, community or parochial high school in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, or Harford County.
- Be a female graduating senior with plans to matriculate to an accredited, two- or four-year, post-secondary institution in Fall 2017. (Applicants must provide verification of college enrollment. Funds will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student enrolls, in the student’s name.)
- Not be a current member or immediate relative of a current member of the Junior League of Baltimore.
- Have an outstanding volunteer service record, have achieved academic success, and show the promise of continued success.
All applications must be postmarked by March 31. Click here
to complete the application online.
(Expires: March 31)
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science scholarships
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships were established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The program was created in 2010 by Dr. Bernard Harris, a former astronaut, physician and businessman, and ExxonMobil to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
Each spring, $5,000 scholarships are awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school. Applications are now being accepted
for the 2017 scholarships. The deadline to submit is April 10
(Expires: April 10)
Free tax preparation
The Baltimore CASH Campaign provides free tax preparation
for individuals or families with incomes under $54,000. The campaign also insures that taxpayers benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit and provides other financial services. Appointments must be made in advance and are available at locations around the city.
2016-17 School Survey
All members of a school community — students, staff, and families — contribute to a school's success. So each year, we ask these stakeholders to make their voices heard and to tell us what's working (and what isn't) at each school, and to help school leaders make important decisions that affect student learning on a day-to-day basis.
(Expires: February 24, 2017)
Baltimore Beyond Plastic Youth Leadership Training
Learn how to be a strong leader at your own student meetings, and become a part of Baltimore Beyond Plastic
, a youth-led, action-oriented organization dedicated to reducing waste in Baltimore City. Email Baltimore Beyond Plastic
or visit the website
for more information about upcoming events and trainings and to RSVP!
(Expires: March 17, 2017)
Free Prom Attire and Fashion Show
Students are invited to attend a formal attire fashion show and giveaway on March 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center (841 N. Howard St.). All students can attend free along with their parents. To register, email Sheila's Closet
or visit Sheila's Closet
website. A student ID and registration are required. Additional information can be found in the attached flyer
Middle school and high school-aged girls are encouraged to share their career dreams, ask questions, and explore the opportunities in a number of science and engineering career disciplines. Lunch will be provided.