Young Woman Leadership Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore announces the 2021 Young Woman Leadership Scholarship. This annual scholarship program awards $2,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding leadership during her high school years. The Junior League of Baltimore is an organization of women committed to developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Has an outstanding leadership 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 2021. 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 of the Junior League of Baltimore. 

The scholarship application for 2021 is closed. The scholarship recipient will be notified by April 30th and will be honored at a Junior League of Baltimore’s general membership meeting. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution to be attended by the recipient.

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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.