Access to higher education is a powerful driver that creates opportunities for underrepresented communities to achieve economic stability.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation expanded its programs supporting first-generation students to achieve higher education with college scholarships, tackling unemployment and underemployment through paid internships and our innovative workforce program that places participants in meaningful careers.
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 achieve Academic Equity in Higher Education for underserved and traditionally underrepresented students through scholarships.
In 2023, ten selected students will receive $3,000 merit-based awards to attend The University of Baltimore during the 2023-2024 school year. This innovative scholarship fund works to help increase access to four-year institutions for underrepresented communities.
The Featherstone Scholarships track record:
- More than $311,000 awarded
- 128 scholarships
- to students from 20 countries
- attending 12 institutions
Last year, the Featherstone Foundation awarded 30 college scholarships. We invite you to read about our previous winners:
About the Awards: In 2016, The Featherstone Foundation created the Featherstone College Scholarship Program at The University of Baltimore to promote higher education and to empower the next generation of student leaders. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 46 scholarships to UBalt students totaling nearly $100,000.
Past Award winners include UBalt student body president Daniel Khoshkepazi to Loren Nelson who received a B.A. in human services administration, was selected by a stand-alone committee to provide remarks at the UBalt commencement ceremony.