I do hereby give and bequeath to the Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City, a Corporation created under the provisions of the Maryland Code of Public Laws by a Certificate dated the 20th day of June, 1874, and duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, to be used for the purposes of said Corporation.
(Excerpt from the will of Miles White)
Who we are
The Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City Board Trustees are volunteers who are members of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).
In January, the Miles White Beneficial Society of Baltimore City publishes its grant and scholarship announcements.
The maximum grant or scholarship available is $5,000.
All applications for grants or scholarships are due by March 15.
The Board announces its awards in May by contacting the applicants and issuing grant awards. Scholarships are paid directly to the student’s educational institution, typically in July.
Mission - Vision - Values
To advance social justice in the city of Baltimore.
To cultivate possibilities and stimulate hope for a future where social justice and peace thrive.
To identify and support organizations that address long-standing historical inequities by providing essential services to residents in communities in Baltimore City.
To support young people in developing intellectual and spiritual strength to advance social justice in the city of Baltimore.
To support forward-thinking activities (i.e., innovations) that stimulate the pursuit of equity and justice in the city of Baltimore.
We award scholarships to eligible students.
Education and Enrichment Grants
We support programs and projects that provide educational enrichment activities for children who need to be more adequately provided with such opportunities.
Health and Human Services Grants
We give grants to qualified organizations with programs and projects that address basic needs for health and human services for persons lacking access to or financial means for primary resources.
We strive to award at least one grant annually to an organization that is creating a new approach to addressing social justice issues.
To access the form for completing an application for a scholarship, please click on "Scholarship Applications" below. Please be prepared to upload the following (in PDF format):
Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or advisor.
Your most recent transcript or report card.
A one-page essay about how you practice or encourage Quaker values in your school and daily life.