Euodias E. Parker Scholarship

Euodias E. Parker Scholarships

The Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Awards 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.

These Awards carry the namesake of Euodias E. Parker who used her influence, creativity and academic excellence to propel a generation of students forward.

Our Impact: Through this remarkable program, thirteen outstanding Euodias E. Parker Scholars have been awarded through a $39,000 fund and they now attend 9 Institutions. This year’s award winner is Endia Evans, a graduate of The Baltimore City College. She will attend Spelman College as a freshman in the fall majoring in health science on the pre-med track. 

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. Application must be completed in full by 11:59 pm on March 30, 2024 
    8. Award winners are expected to attend an award ceremony

The scholarship awards are open to students of all majors. A selection committee will review all applications and select the finalists.

We invite you to learn more about our previous winners: 

About the Awards

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.

This incredible video that highlights Kendall Leake who graduated from Cornell University in New York as a result of her Euodias E. Parker Scholarship. Through our remarkable program, twelve outstanding Euodias E. Parker Scholars have been awarded through a $36,000 fund and they now attend 8 institutions. 

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.

The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, a registered nonprofit, administers 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.

Euodias E. Parker Scholars 

2024: Endia Evans, a graduate of Baltimore City College, now attending Spelman.

2023: Jordan Richburg, a graduate of Baltimore City College, now attends Frostburg University. 

2023: Martina Booker, a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, now attends St. Mary’s Honors College of Maryland. 

2022: Kayla Boney. a graduate of Bard High School Early College, now attends Hood College. 

2022Nayev Pumphrey, a graduate of  Baltimore City College (High School) now attends St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 

2022: Kadiatou Sidibe a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, now attends Towson University. 

2021: Kayla Terrelonge, a graduate of Baltimore City College, attends Northwestern University.

2021: Devin Harris, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, attends the University of Maryland

2021: Kimberly Vasquez, a graduate of Baltimore City College, attends Goucher College.

2020: Rasheed Baskerville, a graduate ofPaul Laurence Dunbar High School, attends Morgan State University

2020: Kimaya Brown, a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, attends St. Mary’s College of Maryland

2019: Bakari Mack, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, attends University of Maryland

2019: Kendall Leake, a graduate ofBaltimore Polytechnic Institute, attends Cornell University

(Tynesha Allen, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School received an honorable mention.)

Since 2017, we have provided over $326,000 to outstanding students from 25 countries who now attend 12 institutions: Cornell University, Coppin State University, Goucher College, Morgan State University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Northwestern University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Towson University, the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland.