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 2023 high school graduate ONLY.
  • Applicant’s parent or grandparent must be actively contributing to the 401(a) Retirement SavingsPlan 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

  • Application packet should be submitted as one PDF document. Document should be titled with the name of the student. Example, John Doe Scholarship.pdf.
  • Application should be legibly handwritten or typed.
  • Essay response should not exceed allotted space.
  • Applications are due by July 21, 2023.
  • Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.
  • Decision will be made by July 28. Applicants will be notified of application status via letter and email beginning August 7.
  • Submit completed application packet to Brittney Keys at Applications should be submitted directly by the student.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of responses, we are unable to respond to inquiries regarding application status.