BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Community Foundation honored recipients from 20 different scholarship programs Wednesday, including the Jerry Turner Broadcast and Al Sanders Music scholarships.
Pat Warren has more on this year’s recipients.
The transition from high school to college is an expensive one, and that’s why these scholarships make a difference.
These young people have set their sights on careers in broadcasting and music, and they are getting some help along the way.
“I was honored to be able to pursue my dream of broadcast journalism in the name of the great Jerry Turner,” said Centennial High School graduate Zachery Newman.
The WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship has been awarded to four students this year.
“Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to go,” said Edgewood High School graduate Marisa Russell.
The Al Sanders Scholarship for Music was awarded to two students this year.
Glen Smith is one of them; his mother was thrilled.
“I think I was about 11 or 12 years old when I first saw them on TV,” said Crystal Smith.
“I’m really interested in music theory, possibly music education but also music performance,” said Glen Smith.
The Baltimore Community Foundation manages 20 scholarship funds and, in partnership with the Ravens, held the recipients’ luncheon.
Former Raven Matt Stover offered words of wisdom.
“There’s no purpose in serving yourself, but there is purpose in serving others,” Stover said.
A total of 61 students received more than $200,000 from 20 scholarship funds.
The awards range from $500 to $80,000.