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A gathering of the inaugural class of Baltimore Scholars and their families

May 1, 2009
TO: Reporters, editors, producers
FROM: Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | acl@jhu.edu
RE: A gathering of the inaugural class of Baltimore Scholars and their families
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mason Hall, Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore
PARKING: South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211

Johns Hopkins University will honor its inaugural class of Baltimore Scholars and their families with a reception the evening of Thursday, May 14, a week before the 15 seniors from Baltimore will earn their undergraduate degrees from the university.

The graduating seniors attended Johns Hopkins for the past four academic years, tuition-free, thanks to the Baltimore Scholars program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to graduates of Baltimore City public schools admitted into the university's undergraduate programs. To be eligible, the students must have lived with a custodial parent in Baltimore City for the last three years and must have been enrolled in a public high school in the city for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. More than 70 city high school graduates have enrolled at Johns Hopkins since the Baltimore Scholars program began with the start of the 2005-06 academic year. Fifteen more city students will be freshmen this fall.

The reception will begin with a welcome from President Ronald J. Daniels, followed by remarks by William Conley, dean of enrollment and academic services; Nicholas Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering; and Matthew Crenson, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and faculty director of the Baltimore Scholars program, who will present certificates to the students.

Reporters are welcome to attend the event to meet the Baltimore Scholars and their parents, and to learn more about the program. For information, contact Amy Lunday at: acl@jhu.edu or call her at 443-287-9960.