Euodias Award Winners

 

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners: Bakari Mack (Paul Laurence Dunbar High School)and Kendall Leake (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute). 

Euodias E. Parker was a fun-spirited, hard-working educator, charismatic leader and entrepreneur who dedicated both her personal endeavors and professional career to empower and propel Baltimore city students to achieve greatness. For more than thirty years, she taught some of the city’s most vulnerable, but talented students. She established training programs and coached them to ultimately become some of Baltimore’s most promising Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.

At the conclusion of her heroic battle with cancer, her beloved nieces and nephews created the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Fund to celebrate her life-long commitment to education and academic excellence. The Scholarships provided $3,000 merit-based awards to two high-performing students in the fall of 2019. Her nieces and nephews created this fund to honor her legacy by providing opportunities for low-income students in Baltimore City to continue their pursuit of higher education.

The scholarship will create opportunities for high-performing students to tap much-needed funding, so that attending a four-year college can be attainable. These special awards encourage first generation college students, from economically challenged backgrounds, to pursue higher education and help level the playing field for inner city students.

One of the two awards will be earmarked for a Dunbar High School senior.

Requirements:

—Baltimore City resident; Baltimore City Public School student

—SAT/ACT scores will be considered

—Cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)

—Essay outlining career goals and aspirations

—Demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities

—A letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged

The scholarship awards are open to students of all majors. A selection committee will review all applications and select the finalists. Honorees will be recognized during a special award ceremony.

The applications will be available again January 2020. Interested applicants should review the program page with the application and requirements. 

For those who knew our beloved Aunt Euodias, we invite you to make a contribution.

The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, a registered nonprofit, is the fiscal sponsor for the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Fund.  All donations will be processed through the Featherstone Foundation via Network for Good.  Please designate that your gift will be attributed to the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Fund. 

About Euodias E. Parker

Euodias was an accomplished program administrator, entrepreneur and public school teacher.  

For thirty-two years, she taught health, science, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses in the Baltimore City Public School System: School #91, Edmondson High School, Eastern High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Sojourner Douglass College.

She had many entrepreneurial ventures. In the early 80s, Euodias became the program director for the Monroe R. Saunders Center for Creative Learning Camp – Camp United.  In 1996, she’s co-founded Parker Funeral Home. For many years, she also provided income tax services to a broad clientele.

Euodias was educated in Baltimore City Public Schools and developed a passion for learning, evidenced by her extensive educational pursuits and accomplishments. After receiving her diploma from Forest Park Senior High School, she continued on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Towson University; a Master of Science degree in Administration and Supervision from Coppin State College; a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a degree in Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College. She also obtained certifications in first aid, CPR, first responder, and level II instruction for the fire department.