Towson University seeks
Top 10% Scholars
in Baltimore County, Baltimore City Public schools
TOWSON, Md. - Towson University has
expanded its Top 10% Scholars Program to include Baltimore
County public high school seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their
class. The program, announced last month, already provides automatic
admission for Baltimore City public high school seniors with top 10
percent class ranking.
Lonnie McNew, associate vice president for enrollment management
at Towson, points out that the university has been recruiting high
achieving students for years because "students who rank high
among their peers thrive and succeed here." Last year Towson
enrolled about fifty new freshmen from Baltimore City and Baltimore
County public schools who were ranked in the top ten percent. This
year, the university hopes to at least double that number.
This pilot program focuses on public schools in Baltimore City and
Baltimore County. The university hopes to expand the program in
The Top 10% Scholars Program will offer admission, as well
as a $4,000 annual scholarship, to students ranked in the top ten
percent of their graduating classes and who are completing a college
preparatory curriculum. In addition, many of these students may
qualify for other scholarships and need-based financial aid. The
scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
With an application deadline of February 15, i
nterested students should contact
their guidance officers or call Towson University at 1-888-4TOWSON.
Contact: Carol Dunsworth