H. Allan Lipsitz Memorial Legislative Scholarship
Delegate Dana Stein is proud to offer constituents the H. Allan Lipsitz Memorial Legislative Scholarship. Delegate Stein’s H. Allan Lipsitz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize students for their academic excellence and superior performance in high school. Criteria for the scholarship include academic achievement in high school (especially in English and writing), community service activities, and financial need.
If you are a high school senior or are currently attending a Maryland college or university and applying for the scholarship for the first time, you can download the application here: Delegate Stein’s Scholarship Application 2017
If you received Delegate Stein’s scholarship in 2016-2017 and wish to apply again for the 2017-18 academic year, you can download the application here: Delegate Stein’s Scholarship Renewal Application 2017
The deadline for New and Renewing Scholarship Applications has been extended!
Applications postmarked by Friday, April 21, 2017, will be considered in the first round of scholarship awards that the Scholarship Committee will make in May. After that date, applications will be considered in a second round of awards in June, only if there is funding available.
All applicants must have an account with MDCAPS in order to be awarded a scholarship. However, the MDCAPS system is currently unavailable as the Maryland Higher Education Commission makes financial aid awards for the 2017-2018 academic year and will not be back online until mid-April.
If you have not yet created an account, you may submit your scholarship application without it. However, you must create your account by April 30 in order to be awarded a scholarship.
To create an account go to https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us/MDCAPS
If you have any questions feel free to contact Del. Stein’s legislative director at 410-841-3527 or email@example.com
About H. Allan Lipsitz
1942 – 2007
H. Allan Lipsitz devoted his life to teaching and learning. Born in Baltimore, he was a 1959 City College graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1963. He also earned three master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University for studies in English, education and liberal arts.
Mr. Lipsitz taught English at Milford Mill High School for 13 years, where he was respected and beloved by hundreds of students to whom he transmitted his deep love of literature, while teaching essential writing skills and critical thinking. He cared about his students as individuals and many remember him as their mentor. The class of 1971 dedicated its yearbook to him, in appreciation of his “enthusiasm, exciting new ideas, warmth and devotion. As translator of the mysteries of the English language to both willing and unwilling students, as Coordinator of the Fine Arts Program and Humanities course, and as class and yearbook advisor, Mr. Lipsitz devoted hours of his life to the Milford community.”
He went on to work for 17 years as an academic advisor in continuing studies at Towson University, where he also started the Elderhostel program. Mr. Lipsitz then became the first director of adult education at Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, where he worked for 9 years until his death, designing award winning classes, programs and trips.
He instilled in others a love of lifelong learning that is his legacy.
GL/Allan’s Bio for Dana Stein’s scholarship – Dec. 2012