It is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. announces the 2019 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 2018. Scholarship recipient 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.
The application for our 2019 scholarship has not opened yet. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Spotlight on our 2018 Scholarship Winner: Julia Wall
Julia Wall has been giving back to children in need since she was a child herself. At eight years old, Julia and her sister, Ariana, adopted from China and Vietnam respectively, co-founded the nonprofit KidStuff. KidStuff’s mission is to provide children with the inspiration and tools they need to “make a little difference” for those in need by developing kid-centric projects for raising funds and addressing specific needs. Recently, Julia was awarded a Jenkins Summer Service Fellowship from the Garrison Forest School. During the Fellowship, Julia traveled to China to provide education to homebound, disabled students. Julia designed a curriculum to effectively teach children English with the culminating project taking the students out into the community to take photos and use these to write about their lives. The ultimate goal of having these students begin to learn to trust themselves and imagine a future of agency and employment felt to be achieved during her time there. Julia will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park starting in fall 2018.