Young Woman Voluntarism ScholarshipIt is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. announces the 2017 Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship. This annual scholarship program awards $1,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years.
The Junior League of Baltimore is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. By publicly recognizing and rewarding excellent volunteers, the Junior League applauds voluntarism in the community and hopes to encourage other young women to become committed to volunteering.
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Resides in Maryland and attends a Maryland public, charter, private, community or parochial high school in one of the following counties: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, or Harford County.
- Is a female graduating senior with plans to matriculate to an accredited, two- or four-year, post-secondary institution in Fall 2017. Applicants must provide verification of college enrollment. Funds will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student enrolls, in the student’s name.
- Is not a current member or immediate relative of a current member of the Junior League of Baltimore.
- Has an outstanding volunteer service record, has achieved academic success, and shows the promise of continued success.
All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017. Visit this page to complete the application.
Spotlight on our 2016 Scholarship Winner: Lyndsay Daryl Hamilton
Lyndsay Daryl Hamilton is a graduating senior at Towson High School in the Law and Public Policy Magnet Program. Lyndsay’s high school resume includes several scholastic, service and civic accomplishments. She has served as the Vice President of the Class of 2016 since her sophomore year. Lyndsay holds membership in the National Honor and Spanish Honor Societies. She played soccer and mentors younger female students at Towson through a program entitled Ladies of Distinction. Lyndsay interns at the Baltimore County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. The program works with volunteers who support children in the foster care system.
For the past two years, Lyndsay has done community service work at the INNterim House, a transitional home for women and children in Pikesville, Maryland. With the support of her church, Mt. Olivet Christian Church, she secured clothing for residents and raised funds to purchase a television for their community room. This past fall, she coordinated a Back to School Celebration for all of the children and their families. Each child received a back pack filled with school supplies. The celebration included arts and crafts, games, prizes and food for everyone in attendance.
Lyndsay belongs to the Baltimore County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America’s Teen Group. During her tenure Lyndsay has served as Foundation Chair, Recording Secretary, Vice President, and now serves as the group’s President. At their Eastern Regional Teen Conference, she received the Chapter’s Community Service and Carole Robertson Awards for her commitment to serving others.
In the fall, Lyndsay will attend Hampton University to complete their 5 year BA/MBA program. After completing law school, she plans to pursue a career in child welfare advocacy.