Euodias E. Parker Scholarship program


Application deadline: March 5, 2021

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. 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.

In Fall 2021, these Scholarships will provide $3,000 merit-based awards to two high-performing, Baltimore City high school students. The Euodias E. Parker Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who attend Baltimore City Public schools. This scholarship can be used at any U.S. based, four-year institution during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

One Award will be earmarked for a Dunbar High School student. We encourage prospective applicants to apply online here.

Award Winners:

2019: Bakari Mack, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, attending University of Maryland

2019: Kendall Leake, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, attending Cornell University 

2020: Rasheed Baskerville, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, will attend Morgan State University

2020: Kimaya Brown, Benjamin Franklin High School, will attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland

2020: Tynesha Allen, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School receives an honorable mention. 

The scholarship creates 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.

Requirements:

  1. Baltimore City resident; Baltimore City Public School student
  2. SAT/ACT scores will be considered
  3. Cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)
  4. Essay outlining career goals and aspirations
  5. Demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities
  6. A letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged
  7. The application must be completed by 11:59 pm on March 5, 2021 
  8. Award winners are expected to attend an award ceremony

A selection committee will review all applications and select the finalists.  All applicants are encouraged to submit an application online here.

The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation administers the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship program.  Questions regarding your application or the review process should be sent to hello@thefeatherstonefoundation.org. 

If you would like to learn more about the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Fund and make a contribution, click here.

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