New Laura E. Wallen Scholarship for Wilde Lake High School Seniors

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:34am

Bright Minds, the official foundation of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), announced the application for the Laura E. Wallen Memorial Scholarship which will help Wilde Lake High School graduates who wish to pursue college studies in one of the social sciences at a two or four-year institution. Winners will receive between $1000 and $2500, which can be used to pay tuition, fees, or the cost of books.

Scholarship applications will be available on February 10, 2018, which would have been Wallen’s thirty-second birthday. The application is available from the Wilde Lake High School Student Services office. Completed applications are due by April 30, 2018.

The Wallen family established the scholarship to honor the life and legacy of Wilde Lake High School social studies teacher Laura E. Wallen. Wallen joined HCPSS in 2007 as a social studies teacher at Murray Hill Middle School. She transferred to Wilde Lake High School in 2014 and worked there until her untimely death in September 2017.

Individuals interested in contributing to the Laura E. Wallen Memorial Scholarship fund may donate online at, or by check to the Bright Minds Foundation, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Please designate Wallen Scholarship Fund in the comment field or on the memo line.