2021 CollegeBound Scholars' Luncheon

Thank you for visiting the 33rd annual Scholars' Luncheon event page!  Please check back periodically as we announce CollegeBound's 2021 scholarship recipients, 2021 CollegeBound Scholars of the Week (series sponsored by Rosedale Federal), and this year's 33 alumni spotlights!

Whether the luncheon is determined to take place in person or virtually, please plan to join us on Friday, July 16th to celebrate Baltimore City's scholars!

Supporting college dreams is more important than ever.

This is an unprecedented time for our country and our city.  We are battling a global pandemic that disproportionately affects our communities of color.  At the same time we are grappling with the centuries-old injustice of racism.  What are we as a city – and we as individuals – doing to dismantle systemic racism?  What are we doing to expand opportunity for everyone, regardless of zip code?

At CollegeBound we invest in Baltimore’s students in many ways: 

  • We work in 17 Baltimore City public high schools to provide college and financial aid advising to students, many of whom are the first in their families to apply to college. We take students on college bus tours (virtually this year), convene college fairs in the high schools (virtual visits scheduled in lieu of in-person fairs currently), and help with the complicated financial aid and college application processes.    

  • We award close to $3 million annually in college need-based grants and scholarships to City Schools’ graduates.

  • We stay with our students during college and beyond. Our College Completion Program offers City Schools’ graduates continued financial support and advising during college, adult and peer mentors, on-campus liaisons, and workshops and community service activities across the city during college breaks.The program is now in its fourth year, with the oldest cohort of students about to enter their senior year of college. 82% of college seniors are still enrolled in college, on track to graduate this spring, and 88% of the students overall in the program are still in college.

Thank you for supporting CollegeBound and Baltimore City Schools' students.

Relive last year's virtual luncheon here!