2020 Featherstone Winners

 

Featherstone College Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2020 winners

Our 2021 Scholarship applications are now available. Apply here

Access to higher-education is a powerful driver that creates opportunities for underserved communities to achieve economic stability.

In 2016, we created the Featherstone College Scholarship Program to promote higher education and to empower the next generation of student leaders.

In Fall 2020, selected students will receive merit-based awards to attend the University of Baltimore. The innovative scholarship fund works to help increase access to four year institutions for diverse communities.

The Foundation has awardedover 40 merit-based scholarships to students in financial need. As a result of our work, first-generation college students and those from underrepresented communities are now attending Cornell University,Coppin State University,Morgan State UniversitySt. Mary’s College of MarylandUniversity of Baltimore and the University of Maryland. 

Our track record:

43 Merit-Based Scholarship Awards 

35 Award Winners

from 12 Countries

Check-out our two-minute impact video about the scholarship program.

Requirements:

  1. Scholarships are open to: underserved communities such as international students, immigrants, those of Hispanic/Latino heritage or minorities.
  2. Minimum GPA: 3.0
  3. SAT scores for freshman applicants will be considered
  4. Scholarships are open to high school seniors who will start their first semester at the University of Baltimore, undergraduate students applying to transfer to UB, as well as current U.B. college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
  5. Awards are open to all majors
  6. Students should demonstrate an involvement in extracurricular activities; and
  7. Complete essays outlining career goals and aspirations

2020 HBCU Winners

 

Our 2021 Scholarship applications are now available. Apply here

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Featherstone HBCU winners at Morgan State University

The Featherstone Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship. 

The Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship, powered by State Farm, creates opportunities for high-performing students to tap much-needed funding so that attending a four-year, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) can be attainable.

The pilot program will provide a $2,000 merit-based award and dorm room essentials for two students to attend Morgan State University.  

This scholarship aims to eliminate financial barriers to higher education and provide underserved communities with access to additional funding.  This special award encourages first-generation college students, from economically challenged backgrounds, to pursue higher education and help level the playing field for inner city students.

To help support the many talented students in Baltimore City, this scholarship helps promote matriculation and student retention for those attending or seeking admission to HBCUs.

Eligibility

In order to receive consideration for the award, applicants must:

–Be a current resident of Baltimore City and a first-generation college student

–Hold a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)

–Be a residential student who lives on campus

–Demonstrate an involvement in extracurricular activities; and

–Complete essays outlining career goals and aspirations

Scholarships are open to high school seniors who desire to start their first semester at Morgan State University, transfer students, as well as current Morgan State residential freshman, sophomores, juniors and/or seniors.  The Scholarships are open to students of all majors.

2020 Euodias Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 winners

Our 2021 Scholarship applications are now available. Apply here

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 2020, these Scholarships provided $3,000 merit-based awards to two high-performing students. Our 2021 Scholarship applications are now available. Apply 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 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.

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.

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.

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Our flagship initiative Reaching New Heights has been an economic vehicle that has provided low-income, underemployed and unemployed multicultural trainees with professional careers, stronger household incomes and financial stability. We serve as an incubator of bilingual talent and pipeline for employers to tap qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds. Our program expands pathways into professional careers for immigrants in Baltimore who have non-traditional challenges entering the workforce.

Our graduates are now working at Bank of America, BB&T, BGE, Fulton Bank, Howard Bank, Maryland Live Casino, MECU, PNC, Pandora, State Farm, New York Life Insurance, Wells Fargo and other top corporations.

Our graduates are earning between $9,000-$42,000 more in wages as a result of our program, plus benefits, including health insurance, 401K and paid sick and vacation days.  The Foundation’s impact video features three participant testimonials

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We’ve served:

48 Participants

18 Countries

23 Languages

 

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You must meet the minimum requirements to apply:

●      Work Permit, Permanent Resident, U.S. National or U.S. Citizen.

●      Be ready for professional growth and accept a new job by November 9, 2019

●      Speak English and a second language fluently.

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Candidates should possess some of these skills: customer service and retail experience, cash-handling, sales, the ability to multitask and work under pressure.

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Job Placement Highlights:

  • Yefri H., a native of Honduras, has landed a position at BB&T Bank as a Community Branch Banker I
  • Boubacar D., a native of Mali, received his license and is now working at State Farm Insurance Company. 
  • Jennifer M., born to Salvadoran parents, has landed a full-time position as a teller at PNC bank. 
  • Stephanie M., a native of Puerto Rico, landed a full-time position at Howard Bank
  • Maria G. a native of Nicaragua, has been hired at BB&T as banker.
  • Adama T., a native of Mali, accepted a full-time position as a staff auditor at SB & Company.
  • Batseba T., a native of Eritrea, is now working at the Asylee Women Enterprise as a program coordinator assistant. 
  • Eduardo V., Mexican native, landed a position as a bilingual banker at Wells Fargo as a result of our program.

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