THIS AWARD HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2019-2020
Generously funded by the Abell Foundation, this award is given to the student who authors the most compelling paper analyzing a serious policy problem facing the City of Baltimore and proposing feasible solutions. The competition is intended to encourage fresh thinking about the challenges facing Baltimore City, and the selection committee decides on the allocation of the $5,000 award.
Submissions will be reviewed for completeness according to Submission Guidelines (PDF) and suitability of topic, and up to two full-time students may jointly submit a paper to the contest.
All full-time students from the following schools are eligible to enter:
- Coppin State University
- Goucher College
- Johns Hopkins University
- Loyola University Maryland
- McDaniel College
- Morgan State University
- College of Notre Dame in Maryland
- Towson University
- University of Baltimore
- University of Maryland, Baltimore
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Stevenson University
More information, including FAQs and winning papers, can be found here.