The Junior League of Baltimore is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Charu Singh as the 2022 recipient of its Young Woman Leadership Scholarship. A soon to be graduate of Glen Burnie High School, Ms. Singh is a National AP Scholar. This inspiring change maker has been honored with both the United Nations National Volunteer Service Award and United Nations Zero Hunger Hero Volunteer Service Award. Ms. Singh founded two community impact projects, WE Care Kits that provided toiletries and medical supplies to homeless persons, and the Access to Education Passion Project, which put artistic and coding supplies into the hands of immigrant children. In addition to service work, Ms. Singh has been a hospital volunteer, participated in a pathology internship and served as President of the BioMedical Allied Health Student Council and Vice Chair and Co-President of the Foster Life Improvement Program. Ms. Singh plans to attend the University of California, Irvine.
We are further thrilled to share that thanks to the work of the Scholarship Committee and the support of donors, this year the Junior League of Baltimore has expanded the scholarship program to offer two Leadership Awards. Ms. Hira Khan, who will be graduating from Wilde Lake High School, is the Founder and President of the Humanitarian & World Affairs Club, a committee member of the Student Government Association, and a volunteer with Best Buddies, which provides peer mentoring for individuals with disabilities. Ms. Assata Hanif will soon graduate from Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School. She is the Vice President of the Black Student Union, has served on the Anne Arundel County Youth Advisory Council and Student Government Association, and was a participant in the ACLU Summer Institute. Both young women plan to attend UMBC.
The Young Woman Leadership Scholarship is awarded annually by the Junior League of Baltimore to a graduating senior in the Baltimore metro area who has performed outstanding leadership during her high school years. Applications are accepted beginning in January with recipients chosen in May and honored at the League’s Annual Meeting. Congratulations to Ms. Singh, Ms. Khan and Ms. Hanif! We look forward to seeing how you continue to grow in your leadership journey.
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