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.
This year, two high school students will receive $3,000 scholarships to attend any four-year institution of their choice.
Fulton Bank and the Featherstone Foundation are partnering to provide a paid internship for one of the Euodias E. Parker Scholarship Award Winners. If selected, the paid internship at the Bank will be available as your summer job for the entire four years that you attend college.
Through this program, twelve outstanding Euodias E. Parker Scholars have been awarded through a $36,000 fund and now attend 8 Institutions. Last year, the Featherstone Foundation awarded 30 college scholarships. 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.
Euodias E. Parker Scholars
2022: Kayla Boney. a graduate of Bard High School Early College, now attends Hood College.
2022: Nayev 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, the Featherstone Foundation has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships through 98 awards to students from 20 countries who now attend 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
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.