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Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2024 recipient, Tylah Allen!

Tylah Allen attends the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where she is performing at top levels in a course of study dominated by Honors or Advanced Placement classes. Family and faith have guided her past significant life challenges. Becoming a Junior Lady at church allows her to serve the community. Covid and quarantining cost her 35 days of attendance in 10th grade. Her final grades that year and subsequent performance testify to her high ability, determination, and focus. Tylah will be continuing her achievement and success at Louisiana State University in the fall.

The Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship is awarded to a Baltimore City public high school student who intends to pursue post-secondary STEM studies at a four-year college or university or two-year college. This $1,500 non-renewable scholarship is intended to support the recipient’s education-related expenses. The scholarship recipient will also receive a paid Summer Internship at the Maryland Science Center.


Students must meet the following criteria to receive consideration:

  • Baltimore City public high school student graduating in 2024
  • Cumulative high school standard WEIGHTED GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Acceptance at a four-year college/university or a two-year community college
  • Intent to pursue STEM studies (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
  • Documented financial need

How to apply

Please check back soon for information on how to apply for the 2025 award. Questions concerning this scholarship award and/or internship may be directed to pyancone@mdsci.org, 410-545-5950.

2024 Application Form 

Past Recipients


Jazmine Barnes

Jazmine Barnes attended Bard High School Early College in Baltimore where she is took a college-level course-load which offered an Associate’s degree from Bard College as she graduated. She gained acceptance at Lincoln University and Frostburg State University with plans to major in nursing. Jazmine appeared on the Honor Roll at school and was an active member of the National Honor Society.


Nayev Pumphrey

Nayev will be graduating high school from Baltimore City College with a GPA of 5.43 and plans to major in Earth and Ocean Sciences. She has interned with the American Chemical Society, conducted research at Johns Hopkins University through the Women in Science and Engineering Program, and studied at the National Aquarium as a Henry Hall Fellow. Nayev volunteers at the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS).


Omobolade Odedoyin

Omobolade Odedoyin graduated in 2019 with a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.33. He will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall and plans to study both neuroscience and global healthcare policy. While at Poly, Omobolade was a research student and laboratory aide at the JHU School of Medicine. He presented the results of his studies at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received a number of awards for his STEM-related work. He is a member of the National Honor Society and plays varsity soccer. As a son of immigrant parents from Nigeria, he has deep concern for that country’s relatively poor healthcare infrastructure. He writes that he wants to see himself as an “active member for positive change in West Africa” and wishes to “create an organization that partners with these nations’ governments [. . .] to provide top quality medical care to a population in desperate need.”