2020 BEEF and STEM Scholarships from the Foundation

The Education Foundation of BCPS Scholarship Program

Up to three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to students who attend BCPS comprehensive high schools in each of the three zones (East, Central and West) within Baltimore County.  Additional private scholarships awarded through selected funds are also awarded to BCPS students through independent submission and review.

For scholarships awarded directly by The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., the focus for the 2019-2020 scholarship funds are based on the following areas of BCPS Blueprint 2.0:  Business, Economic, Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy (BEEF) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  The competitive selection process is based on student essay, academic performance (high school transcript and SAT/ACT Scores), resume (including service) and two (2) letters of reference (one character reference and one academic reference).

BCPS students who apply must meet the following eligibility and qualification criteria:

  • Must be a current senior in a Baltimore County Public School
  • A minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher and provide a transcript and SAT/ACT Scores
  • Provide verification of acceptance to an accredited two- or four-year college
  • Complete The Education of Foundation of BPC Scholarship Fund application and personally write the Scholarship Application Essay

The application must be delivered to the student’s high school counselor on or before, Friday, February 28, 2020.  Late application will not be accepted.  If the deadline is extended for any reason, it will be the decision of The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.

The selection committee weighs all criteria – but weighs more on the essay.  Those students who offer new applications of their learning that add value to the human experience are given special consideration.

In order to select the scholarship recipients from each zone, the application of the selected candidates from each school are reviewed by The Education Foundation Scholarships and Grants Committee or a designated subcommittee using a blind review process.  Scholarship recipients selected by the Scholarship and Grant Committee will be recommended to the Education Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.

Recipients are those who received both STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics & Engineering) and BEEF (Business, Economics, Entrepreneur, & Finance) scholarships directly from the foundation as well as private philanthropic donor scholarships that are managed within the foundation’s framework will be recognized.

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. wishes to congratulate the graduating class of 2020.  We celebrate you; we wish you wonderful days ahead and invite you to come back and tell us your stories.

Congratulations to The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. Scholarship Recipients!


Name                                    High School                                                                        Scholarship

Tijesunimi Borode                  Western School of Technology                                              EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Sumra Chaudry                       Western School of Technology                                              EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Bianca Darago                        Chesapeake High School                                                          EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Emma Evans-Nolet                 Parkville High School                                                             EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Thinzar Htwe                          Eastern Technical High School                                              EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Jacob Krebs                             Towson High School                                                                EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Shefra Shah                            Eastern Technical High School                                               EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship

Ferdinand Virtudes                 Pikesville High School                                                            EDFoundation BEEF/STEM Scholarship



The Education Foundation awarded 34 scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year which provided post-secondary and technical school opportunities for BCPS graduates in the amount of $33,730.  We invite you and/or your company to join us, by considering launching an Education Foundation Scholarship Fund with a focus that will impact an individual’s future.  The Education Foundation of BCPS hosts an array of scholarship opportunities to provide support for the continuous growth and success of BCPS students and their families through our private scholarship program.


To acquire information pertaining to scholarship opportunities, contact:

Education Foundation Scholarship Fund

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director – dphelps@bcps.org

Mrs. Laura Lemon, Associate Director- llemon2@bcps.org

Mrs. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper – cwhitcomb@bcps.org

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Headquarters

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland 21204

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