RSP/DCP Scholarship Opportunity

If you participate in and contribute to the City 401(a)Retirement Savings Plan or the 457(b)Deferred Compensation Plan, your high school graduate could win $2,500 for college!

Nationwide and the City of Baltimore’s Retirement Savings Plan(RSP) and Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) will award five college scholarships – each worth $2,500 – to five high school graduating seniors whose parents or grandparents participate in the 401(a) Retirement Savings Plan and/or 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a high school senior, legal U.S. resident.
  • Applicant should be a 2021 high school graduate.
  • Applicant’s parent or grandparent must be actively contributing to the 401(a) Retirement Savings Plan or 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • Application and accompanying essay must be completed by graduate.
  • *Immediate family members of ERS, DCP or RSP Board and staff are not eligible to apply*

Application Process

  1. Application should be submitted as one PDF document.
  2. Application should be legibly handwritten or typed.
  3. Essay response should not exceed allotted space.
  4. Applications are due by July 16. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.
  5. Decision will be made by August 2. Applicants will be notified via letter.
  6. Submit completed application to Brittney Keys at