Latino Students Urged to Apply for Featherstone Scholarship Before March 1 Deadline
February 12, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
There's still time left for Latino students to apply for a Featherstone College Scholarship, a $2,000 merit-based award to attend the University of Baltimore. The application deadline is March 1.
The scholarship is the result of a partnership between the William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation and the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. The innovative $20,000 fund is intended to increase Baltimore's Latino college enrollment and promote higher education. This fall, 10 Latino students will receive scholarships.
The Featherstone scholarships are open to high school seniors who plan to start their first semester at the University of Baltimore, undergraduate students transferring to UB, and current UB freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Interested students who meet the criteria may apply online by the application deadline.
"Education helps level the playing field in a competitive, global landscape," said Lanaea C. Featherstone, CEO of the Featherstone Foundation and an OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow alumna. "We are creating opportunities for high-performing students to tap much-needed funding, so that attending a four-year college can be attainable."
This year, the fund received additional support from Wells Fargo.
Learn more about the admission process at the University of Baltimore.
For a Spanish version of the news about the scholarship, click here.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.
The Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in the U.S. considers education fundamental not only to eradicate poverty, but also for individual, family and community's development. The Consular Section aims to strengthen the capacities of Mexicans residing abroad through the promotion of diplomatic and consular networks of educational offerings that the Government of Mexico developed.
The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation creates sustainable solutions to bridge the opportunity divide among the Latino and underserved communities.