Announcing the Lead for Tomorrow in Education Scholarship

A Scholarship Opportunity for the Class of 2022 and Beyond

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – President John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President


Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes.  There are active leaders, silent leaders, those who lead by example, leaders who explore, leaders who take chances, leaders who empower others, leaders who demonstrate gratitude.  There are leaders who invoke change, leaders who create opportunity, and leaders who protect the rights of others.  The list goes on and on.  Along with finding  all these types of leaders in Baltimore County Public Schools you will also find those who lead, invest in our future by inspiring young individuals to follow in their path by planting the seed of encouragement to become a leader too, a leader in the field of education.


As a culminating activity as “Celebrating BCPS Principal Excellence,” week ends, Baltimore County Public Schools Principals in partnership with The Education Foundation of BCPS announce the Lead for Tomorrow in Education Scholarship to support BCPS globally competitive students who select professional careers in K-12 education.  Aligned with The Compass:  Our Pathway to Excellence.  Key Initiative 4:  Grow Our Own teacher program and initiatives, this scholarship will help address teacher shortages, retention issues, and teacher diversity.


Through the inspiring focus of Ms. Kyria Joseph, Principal of Milford Mill Academy, the idea for the scholarship took root and grew as collaborative efforts with the foundation brought the scholarship to life.  “Our students are at the center of everything as educators,” she stated.  “This scholarship is an investment in our children to encourage them to become educators and bring their talents back to BCPS. This is the legacy work that will unite our school communities.”


The purpose of the Lead for Tomorrow in Education Scholarship is to encourage motivated, well-qualified BCPS graduates to enter a career in K-12 education.  It will support BCPS efforts to increase a highly effective, diverse workforce that is representative of our demographics.  In addition, the scholarship award will provide a platform to recruit and retain qualified candidates who in the future, will promote employee growth and development of those already living in Baltimore County, ensuring the potential to continue to provide quality educators in our schools.


Up to six (6) $1,000.00 one-time scholarships will be awarded to students who attend BCPS comprehensive high schools in each of the three zones (East, Central and West) within Baltimore County.  The scholarship application process is open to eligible BCPS students who plan to enroll in a part-time/full-time, undergraduate degree program at an accredited 2-year/4-year college/university in K-12 education or a related field suggested as but not limited to one of the following:  sociology, psychology, urban studies, and human services.


Eligibility and qualifications for students to apply for the scholarship include the following:


  • Must be a current senior in a Baltimore County Public School
  • Must have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Must provide verification of acceptance to an accredited two- or four-year college.
  • Must submit a resume including record of service related to education and/or field of study
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation –one character reference and one an academic reference
  • Must complete the scholarship application and write a 2-page scholarship application essay

The foundation is proud to partner with its principals who are the cornerstone of the schoolhouse.  We thank each and every one of them for their leadership and support towards the development of future generations.  We invite you to join us in support of the Lead for Tomorrow in Education Scholarship which will be available to all who qualify in the 2021-2022 school year.  The application will reside on the Naviance portal.


If you would like to contribute during this inaugural year,  please click on our GIVE link which will provide you with an option to support.  If you would like to learn more about other private philanthropic scholarship opportunities supported by the foundation, please feel free to visit the foundation Scholarship web page


The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools continues to bridge partnerships between the community and the district, supporting programs that are not supported through allocated funds from tax dollars.


The Foundation is a 501 C (3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization, under Internal Revenue Service regulations to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.