Applications for the 2022 Equity in Education Scholarship closed May 31.
Donations wanted for this year’s scholarship fund!
Equity in Education Scholarship Information
The Equity in Education scholarship fund was established through a partnership between The Hagerstown Area Religious Council, Rise Up Hagerstown, and The Education Foundation of WCPS. The Foundation awards multiple scholarships annually ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to racially minoritized students (with preference to African American students) who reside in Washington County, Maryland, and are pursuing a degree in education or a related field. Scholarships are eligible for renewal until degree is obtained. Download a flyer here.
The scholarship amount is determined by the applicant’s course load, tuition costs, and/or degree program. Examples of allowable expenses include:
- Books and Supplies
- Room & Board
- Other allowable expenses may include: rent, childcare, transportation, etc.
- Applicants must be accepted into an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and pursuing a degree in education or a related field or accepted into a Master of Arts in Teaching program; and
- Recipients must maintain employment as a substitute teacher with Washington County Public Schools (certain exceptions may be considered); and
- Recipients will be assigned a mentor to support them during their scholarship period. Active communication with your mentor is required; and
- Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA.
Rise Up Hagerstown has provided seed money for this scholarship fund. We are seeking additional donations for a more robust scholarship fund to serve more applicants. Donations can be made directly to the Education Foundation of WCPS or through HARC as a faith community offering (please make a note to designate your gift).