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THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BALTIMORE AWARDS THEIR ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Bryn Mawr’s Emma Cotter receives the Young Woman Volunteer Scholarship for $1,000
BALTIMORE, MD, June 25, 2019 – The Junior League of Baltimore has awarded the annual Young Woman Volunteer Scholarship to Ms. Emma Cotter. The scholarship program awards $1,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years.
Emma has attended the Bryn Mawr School and for the past four years; and she has been sharing her knowledge and love of learning with the students at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School (located in the Govans community) through an after-school tutoring program sponsored by Bryn Mawr.
After realizing that science instruction did not begin until the 7th grade due to budget constraints, Emma approached the faculty at Lillie May about the possibility of developing and running her own after school science program and they were very supportive. After writing a proposal and receiving approval, she began her after-school science program at the beginning of her senior year. She had 12 students from 5th and 6th grade who participated in activities that were both educational and fun while introducing them to the world of science.
From that experience, Emma learned that no matter who you are, you have a gift to give and that everyone has a part to play in the betterment of their community.
Emma was awarded the Broadus Community Service Project award – an annual award given to a Bryn Mawr student who has shown a passion for community service in Baltimore. Emma will be attending the University of Maryland in the fall and will be majoring in biological sciences. We wish her well in her future endeavors and thank her for her work bettering the community of Baltimore.
By publicly recognizing and rewarding excellent volunteers, the Junior League of Baltimore applauds voluntarism in the community and hopes to encourage other young women to become committed to volunteering – just as Emma Cotter has done.
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The Junior League of Baltimore is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
The Junior League of Baltimore is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of transformational female leaders who set bold goals, open their circles, disrupt convention and change the conversation for the betterment of civil society.