During the 2002-2003 school year, Mrs. Mary F. Shock, (Molly), and her mother volunteered in Ms. Gwendolyn Smith’s kindergarten class at Halstead Academy, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland. They visited on a regular bases and were truly impacted by the children in the class. As a result of the commitment to the students and to education, a significant donation was made to The Education Foundation; so named the Mary F. (Molly) Shock Scholarship Fund. Her request was for the invested funds to be used to assist Ms. Smith’s students who would be enrolling and attending an educational program of their choice after graduation from their respective high schools. This educational program was defined as a college, junior college or a trade school.
With it now being 2015, Ms. Smith’s 2002-2003 kindergarten class has graduated from high school and scholarships from the Mary F. (Molly) Shock Scholarship Fund are available to these students this year and for future years. Funds will pay, or be used to reimburse for qualifying expenses, to help with the costs of tuition, books, and supplies for any educational program in which the applicant enrolls. Scholarship information was sent with a deadline for submission of the documentation being on or before June 1, 2015. The scholarship applications have been reviewed by the Program and Allocations Committee with recipients being selected based on his/her eligibility and meeting all qualifications as stated on the application. Recipient names were presented to The Education Foundation’s Board of Directors and each recipient is eligible to be awarded to be awarded $3,000 to $6,000 yearly.
The recipients to date of the Mary F. (Molly) Shock Scholarship Fund are as follows:
George graduated from Parkville High School, Parkville, Maryland. He will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.
Alexhandria graduated from Parkville High School, Parkville, Maryland. She will attend St. John’s University in the fall.
Destini graduated from George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Towson, Maryland. She will attend Bowie State University in the fall.
Sean graduated from Parkville High School, Parkville, Maryland. He will attend the University of Maryland in the fall.
Derek graduated from Barbara Coleman Senior High School, Miami, Florida. He will attend Bethany College in the fall.
Taylor graduated from Towson High School, Towson, Maryland. She will attend the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex campus, in the fall.
Kennedy graduated from Perry Hall High School, Perry Hall, Maryland. He will attend the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore campus, in the fall.
Nile graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw, Georgia. He will attend the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore campus, in the fall. Nile was also accepted at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Molly, was a former dedicated Board of Director and secretary of The Education Foundation for many years. It is with great pride to be able to award the funds to such deserving students. The foundation looks forward to our continuous work together as we are able to impact the future of tomorrow’s citizens, who we know will make a difference in our world.