2022 Featherstone College Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Featherstone Foundation Awards $90,000 in College Scholarships to 30 Exceptional Baltimore Area Students

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients. This year, 30 exceptional Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit-based scholarships during a special awards ceremony on Friday Sept. 23 at noon.  

Travis E. Mitchell, senior vice president and chief content officer, Maryland Public Television, will give the keynote address.  

Catalina Rodriguez Lima, director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, will be presented with the Featherstone Changemaker Award, a prestigious prize that honors an influential leader who drives social change and makes a positive impact in the community. 

“Catalina is a powerhouse and exudes excellence.” “She reinforces our values that higher education is a gateway to economic opportunities for all,” said Juliana Lopez, executive director, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation

We invite you to join us at our virtual Featherstone Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:30pm. 

Our phenomenal event lineup includes: 

  • Mariana Diaz, deputy consul, Embassy of Mexico
  • This year’s Changemaker Award will be presented to Catalina Rodriguez, director, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
  • Joshua E. Humbert, Vice President for Institutional Advancement,  Executive Director, CSU Foundation , Coppin State University Foundation
  • Roxie M. Shabazz, Vice President for Enrollment Management, The University of Baltimore
    Tara Turner, Assistant Vice President for Development, Morgan State University

Learn more about the 2022 Award Winners, here.

Checkout the list of our 2021 Award Winners, here

Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has provided over $230,000 through 98 scholarships to students from 20 countries who now attend 12 institutions.  Funds raised will provide general support aligned with our effort to create equal access to opportunities. We invite you to review our sponsorship options and benefits and our special tribute video. 

During these unprecedented times, we hope you will join us in playing a critical role in creating economic advancement opportunities for underrepresented communities. We invite you to become a sponsor.