Applications for the 2022 Change the Pain Scholarship will open on November 29th.

Beneficial Pain (BP) is dedicated to engaging, empowering and investing into its community. One of the ways in which we do this is through providing support to high school seniors as they pave the way for higher education. 

The Change the Pain Scholarship awards three students with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per academic year for a total of four years. Funds will be awarded directly to the student should they become a recipient of the scholarship. 


What are the scholarship criteria and eligibility requirements?

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
  • Applicant must be attending a school in either Baltimore County or Baltimore City
  • Applicant must have the intention to attend a 4-year college or university
  • Proof of acceptance will be requested on the application
  • Applicant must demonstrate desire to persevere in academics, better their community/communities, and attend college
  • Applicant must be willing to attend bi-yearly events hosted by Beneficial Pain
  • Applicant must complete all parts of the application located on the Beneficial Pain website

What do I need to apply?

  • A completed and submitted application
  • 1 letter of recommendation

When will I need to provide proof of College Acceptance?

Qualified applicants will be asked to provide proof of college enrollment before the application deadline (May 1, 2022)

What are the requirements for the letter of recommendation?

  • A complete application will include a minimum of one letter of recommendation.
  • All recommenders must email their recommendations directly to Director of Scholarships, Bria Cooper, by May 1, 2022. Please include the applicant's full name in the subject line.
  • Your letter of recommendation must be written by a nonrelative, an employer, colleague, or friend. Your recommender should be able to speak to your character and achievements.

What is the application procedure?

  • Application must be completed and submitted on the Beneficial Pain website by 11:59 PM ET on May 1, 2022
  • At least one letter of recommendation (from other than relatives) must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on May 1, 2022
  • All required sections must be answered completely
  • A complete application includes a copy of the applicants High School Transcript as well as a list of any awards and recognition the applicant has received for academic achievement or extracurricular activities
  • Applicants will be notified of their application status by early May, 2022. At this time, semi-finalists will be invited to participate in mandatory interviews
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by early June
  • Scholarships will be awarded at the mandatory Change the Pain Scholarship Reception in early August

Who will be reviweing my application?

Your application will be reviewed by Beneficial Pain's Scholarship Committee. The committee is made up of Bria Cooper (Director of Scholarships), Victoria Copland (Co-Director of Marketing), Ms. Michele Hall-Davis (Advisory Council), Alexandra Parado (Creative Director), and Chris Smith (Director of Technology Services). To learn more about them, please visit the "About Us" tab on our site!