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Uncategorized December 1, 2022

’20 BDS Alum Marvin Pryor Memorial Scholarship Fund – Please consider making a contribution in Marvin’s honor

This season, help a Baltimore City student become an Architect by donating to the Marvin Pryor Memorial Scholarship.

Marvin, a much loved Baltimore Design School 2020 graduate, was taken from us earlier this year by gun violence.  This scholarship has been started by SM+P Architects in Marvin’s honor to allow other students like him to fulfill his dream of completing university and becoming an Architect.  Click here. to contribute to the scholarship fund.

The Marvin Pryor Memorial Scholarship —One(1) $2000 scholarship (renewable)

The Marvin Pryor had his sights set on the future for as long as his family and teachers can remember. Known as ‘Papi’ among his circle, it was frequently said he was an ‘old soul’ with a contagious smile as big as his heart, a boundless curiosity and a talent for cracking jokes. Papi was genuinely interested in people and their stories.  Marvin graduated from the Baltimore Design School in 2020 and was attending the University of the District of Columbia. He showed resilience in attaining academic excellence and maintaining a positive attitude while managing the additional financial and social responsibilities of growing up in a single-parent household. He was dedicated to his family and to his community and was passionate about Architecture. Marvin’s dream of becoming an Architect was cut short by gun violence in March of 2022. This scholarship aims to allow other Baltimore City Public Students like him to fulfill his dream of completing university and becoming an Architect.

Criteria: You must be passionate about Architecture and committed to pursuing a degree in Architecture or a related field at a 4-year or 2-year college. You must have 75 hours of verifiable community service, demonstrate financial need, and submit a Resilience Essay: Everyone faces and overcomes challenges. Describe the challenges you have overcome and how that relates to you wanting to attend to college (300-900 words; 2-4 pages). Preference will be given to students from the Baltimore Design School and to students who have overcome challenges to pursue their love of Architecture as highlighted in their resilience essay.