On May 9, 49 student employees at Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville received more than $96,000 in scholarship money. Oak Crest’s Scholars’ Fund provides scholarships for local area students who work at Oak Crest. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must work at the community for a total of 1,000 hours over a consecutive two year period in one of the community’s five restaurants. They must also meet the criteria of having exemplary work records, good grades and plans for attending college or trade school on a full-time basis.
Since the plan’s inception more than 11 years ago, more than $1.3 million in scholarships have been given to more than 480 deserving students, many of whom have gone on to become employees of Erickson Retirement Communities.
Students receiving scholarships this year are from Mercy High School, Baltimore; Calvert Hall College High School, Towson; The John Carroll School, Bel Air; Towson Catholic High School and Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore.