2021 Scholarship Opportunities:
$55,000 College Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Access to higher education is a powerful driver that creates opportunities for underserved communities to achieve economic stability. Access to higher education is paramount in transforming the lives of individuals and communities. However, the financial burden to receive an advanced degree has proven challenging for some. The Featherstone Foundation works to mitigate the economical strain and help achieve Academic Equity in Higher Education for underserved and traditionally underrepresented students through scholarships.
The Foundation’s College Scholarship Fund will award $55,000 to 24 students from underrepresented communities in higher education.
Through our College and Career Readiness Initiatives, we are pleased to announce our 2021 scholarship awards:
● The Featherstone College Scholarships at the University of Baltimore are open to high school seniors, transfer students, or those already enrolled at UB during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Awards are open to all majors. This year, 10 studentswill receive $2,000 awards. More information can be found here.
● The Featherstone HBCU Scholarships at Morgan State University are open to high school seniors, transfer students, or those already enrolled at MSU during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Awards are open to all majors. This year, 8 studentswill receive $2,000 awards. Students must be a resident of Baltimore City. More information can be found here.
● NEW: The Featherstone HBCU Scholarships at Coppin State University. This year, 4 students will receive $3,000 awards. One $3,000 scholarship will be designated for a student from each of the four colleges:
● College of Business
● College of Arts, Sciences and Education
● College of Health Professions
● College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
● More information can be found here.
● The Euodias E. Parker Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors from Baltimore City who attend a Baltimore City Public school. This scholarship can be used at any U.S. based, four-year institution during the 2021-2022 academic school year. This year, 2 students will receive $3,000 awards. One Award will be earmarked for a Dunbar High School student. More information can be found here.
Note: Students may apply for multiple scholarships, but if selected, can only win one award per application cycle. Students who have previously won Featherstone scholarships are eligible to reapply for consideration.
The deadline for each scholarship program is March 5, 2021. Across our scholarship programs, the Foundation has awarded over 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, Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, University 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.