Calvert Hall is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Kahlert Foundation. The grant will support tuition assistance, more specifically, the grant will support students with financial need who are studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program that live in Carroll or Howard counties.
Brother John Kane, FSC, Ed.D, President of Calvert Hall shared, “We are so grateful to the Kahlert Foundation for this wonderful grant. Our STEM program helps nurture program participants into college students who major in one of the STEM fields and ultimately contribute to a STEM-educated workforce. We are developing future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians who can help solve world problems.”
Director of Admissions, Will Wellein ‘05, explained. “Receiving the Kahlert Grant empowers our school community to continue to create opportunities for our incoming families and current students. During our most recent admissions season (Class of 2027), there were 271 students whom applied expressing interest in STEM.“
Calvert Hall challenges students academically offering 13 different Mathematics, nine different Science, three different Computer Science, and three different Engineering disciplines. Our Engineering Program guided by Project Lead the Way – a national program designed to empower students to thrive in an evolving world. Students can also participate in a number of extracurricular STEM activities including Robotics, Cybersecurity, Unmanned Vehicle Club (UAV), CHC-TV (daily morning televised programming), Maryland Math League, Technology Support Club, or Physics Olympics.
The Kahlert Foundation awards tri-annual grants based on a competitive application and review process during their board of directors meetings. Ellen Myers, Executive Director shared, “the Kahlert Foundation wants to encourage students in the area of STEM. In a rapidly evolving world, ensuring that our youth are well educated and prepared for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities is an important focus for the Foundation.”
Calvert Hall will begin utilizing the grant for the 2023-2024 academic year.
About Calvert Hall
For the last 176 years, Calvert Hall has provided young men from the Baltimore community a Catholic college preparatory education in the Lasallian tradition. The mission of our founder, St. John Baptist De LaSalle, calls on us to be a school where academic prowess thrives, where young men are involved in their community, and where a brotherhood is created that will last a lifetime. As the oldest Christian Brothers school in the country, we are proud of our history and respect our traditions. For more information, visit www.calverthall.com
About the Kahlert Foundation
The Kahlert Foundation’s mission is to provide grants to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life and well-being for the community in the areas of health care, education, youth programs, veteran organizations, and human services. The foundation focuses their attention to these needs in Maryland and Utah. For more information, visit https://www.thekahlertfoundation.org/