Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore announces the 2021 Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship. This annual scholarship program awards $2,000 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, we applaud voluntarism in the community and hope to encourage other young women to become committed to volunteering.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Has an outstanding volunteer service record, has achieved academic success, and shows the promise of continued success;
  • Resides in Maryland and attends a Maryland public, charter, private 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 2020. 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; and
  • Is not a current member or immediate relative of a current member or sustainer of the Junior League of Baltimore.

Please submit your application and necessary materials to scholarship@jlbalt.org or mail all materials in one envelope to:

The Junior League of Baltimore

Attn: Scholarship Committee

5902 York Road

Baltimore, MD 21212

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2021.

The scholarship recipient will be notified by April 30, 2021 and will be honored at a Junior League of Baltimore’s annual dinner. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution to be attended by the recipient.

For any questions, contact scholarship@jlbalt.org.

To make a gift to the Scholarship Fund, click here.


Spotlight on our 2020 Scholarship Winner: Sage Evans-Rainey

  The Junior League of Baltimore has presented its 2020 Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship to Sage Evans-Rainey of George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology High School. The annual scholarship program awards $2,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service throughout her high school career.

A talented dancer, Evans-Rainey trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in California and received a national ballet intensive scholarship from Brown Girls Do Ballet, Inc., where she served as a peer-mentor to encourage other young ballerinas of color all over the world. Evans-Rainey’s most meaningful volunteer experience was to found a nonprofit, Dance Dreams of MD, and its annual scholarship program that supports aspiring dancers of color and works to address the negative effects of the lack of funding, resources, and representation in the dance community. To date, her organization has awarded three annual intensive dance training scholarships, provided over $5,000 in cost-free dance programming and grants, and conducted training workshops for dancers with enormous potential and financial need.

Evans-Rainey, who was accepted to 40 colleges and professional dance training programs across the country, will major in Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Fall 2020.