The Sponsorship/Scholarship Committee was organized to offer one-year renewable scholarships to college-bound seniors enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools. We currently have five mentees.
These students are referred to as mentees because each is assigned sorors (preferably two) who mentor them throughout their college experience. The Committee has found that personal touch, along with monetary support is a winning combination. We are proud to make the extra effort, unlike most scholarships whose support does not extend beyond the monetary donation. This mentoring includes, but is not limited to, assisting with personal needs, moving into dorms, phone calls, texts and/or emails; lunches, dinners, shopping, advice, etc. In addition, we also incorporate community outreach activities when possible. For those who are unable to participate, we expect that they are participating in similar activities either on campus or in their immediate communities. During semester break January 2017, the Committee, along with three of the five mentees volunteered at Our Daily Bread over a two-day period. We are making this a yearly event. In addition, our mentees have assisted with National Night Out and addressed the audience at our biggest fundraiser, the Golf Classic, on more than one occasion.
All mentees are currently first-semester seniors this year (2017-2018) and scheduled to graduate on time, May 2018. The search for the next set of qualified applicants begins March 2018. We recruit from Baltimore City Public Schools, with preference given to applicants residing in the Park Heights community. The Committee will also collaborate with Delta Gems, Academy, Embodi and Girl Scouts as we seek new applicants.
Our current mentees are:
Miss Akyra Brown, an English major, attends McDaniel College and has a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Miss Sharonda Williams, a Criminal Justice major, attends The University of Baltimore and has a 3.9 cumulative GPA.
Miss Anastasia Alverez, a Veterinary Science major, attends Virginia Tech. University has a 3.4 cumulative GPA.
Mr. Tyshawn Key, a Political Science major, attends Morehouse College and has a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Miss Kierra Curtis, a Nursing Major at Coppin State University has a 3.2 cumulative GPA.