Community Service Scholarship

2020-2021 Application

Scholarship Range $500 – $1,000

The Bel Air Lions Foundation (BALF) will award community service academic scholarships each academic year for deserving students from the Bel Air area to attend higher education. Awards will not be given directly to any student; but rather to the higher education institution. The BALF will adjust the number and amount of awards each year based on funding availability. An applicant is only eligible to receive this award once.  This form must be used in its entirety unaltered. It must be typed.

The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors (graduates) from Patterson Mill, Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, John Carroll, and Harford Technical high schools who plan to attend an accredited college, university or training program that includes courses, training and/or participation in community service endeavors. Home-schooled students residing in the 21014 and 21015 zip codes are also eligible to apply. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and course-related expenses. Only members of the high school graduating class of 2021 are eligible to apply during this application period.

Students will be selected based on demonstrated activities and accomplishments in local community service, and their plans to continue serving the community during and after college. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Awards will be based on the student’s demonstrated community service activities with a focus on local service in the Bel Air community. Academic achievements, work experience and extracurricular pursuits will also be considered. Each applicant who meets the minimum criteria threshold will be required to attend an interview with Foundation representatives, and this interview will factor into the application review process.

A condition of receiving a BALF scholarship will be to attend a BALF meeting to accept the scholarship and discuss with the BALF members the student’s community service activities and interests.

The awards are intended to constitute qualified scholarships. If tax liability arises, it will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Please use the online document to complete and save your application. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on April 1, 2021 in PDF format submitted to Lion Colleen Murphy, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, at Should a student be unable to submit an application electronically, the student must make arrangements with the Committee Co-Chair to submit the application in hard copy so that it is received by the application deadline. Please email Colleen Murphy at by March 15, 2021 to make such arrangements.

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