Suzanne Cohen

Scholarship DEADLINE - APRIL 30, 2021

About Suzanne F. Cohen

Suzanne F. Cohen, a renowned philanthropist, leader within the Jewish community, patron of the arts and champion of important and just causes, died on Nov. 19, 2018.

Her wisdom, deep concern and passion for enhancing numerous organizations and the entire Baltimore community were truly legendary. A past board chair and honorary trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art, one of Cohen’s proudest philanthropic achievements came in 2006, when she donated $1 million to the BMA to establish an endowment to ensure free admission to the museum for all – forever.

By virtue of her decades of leadership skills and philanthropic endeavors, Cohen was honored by countless organizations. Among her honors, she was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record Circle of Excellence three times.

She was a mentor and friend to many.

This fund was created in her name to recognize her lifetime desire to create social equity through expanding access to education, the arts, cultural resources and creative opportunities.

2020/21 Application process opens FEBRUARY 2021 – Award letters will be sent electronically by May 1st., 2021.


To review the questions before you apply, select this link. You can also fill out the PDF version of the form and email it to

To apply using the online form:

  • Select the Scholarship Application button below.
  • Complete all of the questions on the form.
    Submit your most recent high school transcript here.
  • Submit your official SAT and/or ACT scores here.
  • Submit your essay here.
  • Essay instructions: describe your educational goals, and how your success might benefit others. Your essay should be between 750 – 1,000 words.

2020/21 Recipient of the Susan Cohen Scholarhip Fund  Daniel Ruiz de Castilla – Annapolis High School graduate – Attending University of Pennsylvania

Past recipients

Ada Lineth García Sosa and Leonardo Acosta