* *The Baltimore Ravens are currently offering college scholarships to high school seniors for the Fall of 2010. Funded by the Ravens All Community Team Foundation, this scholarship program will enable local youth to continue their education on a collegiate level. Based on financial need, academic achievement and service to local communities, the $5,000 annual scholarship is renewable, such that each Ravens scholar will have the opportunity to receive a total of $20,000 over the course of four years.
The Ravens have partnered with CollegeBound Foundation, an independent, nonprofit program designed to work exclusively with local students, to help high schoolers achieve a post-secondary education. Through the Ravens Scholarship Program, the team will award scholarships to five applicants each year. In the first year, applications will be accepted from students who attend public schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County, areas where the Ravens operate training facilities and maintain offices.
The Ravens All Community Team Foundation is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. The foundation focuses on programs that help youth, and in some cases their families, with various needs, including housing, hunger, education, athletics and mentoring.
Annually, the team provides more than $500,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits, including close to $100,000 through the Plan in Motion program, which promotes physical fitness and nutrition education among youth. Additional foundation projects focused on youth include the stadium renovations at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (2006) and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School (2008) and KaBoom! playground builds at Collington Square School (2007) and the Good Samaritan Hospital Child Development Center (2009).
To download a scholarship application, visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/scholarships . Applications are due March 1, 2010. Final selection of awardees will be made by a committee of staff from the Baltimore Ravens and CollegeBound Foundation. Grant announcements will be made in May 2010.