Meet Nikki McNeil – March 2017 Scholar of the Month
Nikki McNeil is just months away from completing a Master’s program in Social Work at University of Maryland, Baltimore after receiving scholarship assistance from Central Scholarship. Since 2015, Nikki has paired her ongoing education with firsthand work experience throughout Baltimore and in Chile. In her current internship at the Southeast Community Development Corporation, she is working as a community organizer…Continue Reading...
College Cash 1/11/17
Registration for “Finding Money for College” is OPEN Join us for a free seminar on January 11, 2017 at the University of Baltimore on how to find and apply for scholarships, compare financial aid letters, reduce tuition cost, maximize federal, state, and private aid, and how to write an application essay. Attendees will be exclusively eligible for up to $2,000 in…Continue Reading...
Peggy Houng has been playing instruments from the time she was in kindergarten. She matriculated with a dual Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science and Harp Performance from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and continued on to Indiana University where she is in the second year of a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance. Peggy has had the opportunity to travel…Continue Reading...
Shanna, Nurse & Advocate
Shanna Dell is close to finishing her Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For three years, she has worked as a nurse case manager at a clinic in East Baltimore in order to supplement tuition costs. She hopes to use her Master’s degree to prevent the spread of infection, decrease complications from chronic disease,…Continue Reading...
Congratulations to August’s Grand Prize College Cash® winner, Keia McDaniel. Keia attended the “Finding Money for College” session in the winter at the University of Baltimore. As the first in her family to attend college, Keia is determined to move forward with her dream of a degree despite financial obstacles. She sought out “Finding Money for College” as a tool to help her…Continue Reading...
‘Parent’s Guide to Finding and Funding College’ Aug 31
Central Scholarship will host a free and open to the community College Cash® seminar for parents of high school students on August 31st. Please join us at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve for a seminar about navigating the college search and how financial aid works. Whether parents attended college or not, they want to help their children get into great schools and afford higher…Continue Reading...
Congrats, Devon & Victoria
Congratulations to July’s College Cash® winners, Devon Campbell (photo left) and Victoria Ekeanyanwu (photo below). Devon attended the “Finding Money for College” session where he learned about the vast world of scholarship opportunities available to him. He writes, “After reviewing what I had learned, I felt like I won the lottery.” Devon’s newfound knowledge helps him pay for Morgan State University, where he is studying electrical…Continue Reading...
Congrats, Wanda & Fela
Congratulations to our first two College Cash® scholarship winners, Wanda Parks and Fela Langston. Wanda Parks (pictured on the left) graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Coppin State University this month. She attended the January “Finding Money for College” College Cash® session. Following the event, we ask College Cash® scholarship applicants to write an essay describing what they learned. Wanda…Continue Reading...
Eric, Public Health Advocate
Eric Roberts, a Hal Cohen Endowed Scholarship Fund recipient, completed his dissertation work at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Carefirst established the fund to honor the incredible legacy of Dr. Cohen, renowned health care economist. The fund helps students pursuing undergraduate or masters degrees in healthcare policy, healthcare financing or economics. Eric defended his dissertation in the spring of last year….Continue Reading...
Mariel, Psychiatric Nurse
Mariel Otter earned a Chesapeake Urology Scholarship in 2012 as she pursued a psychiatric nursing career. Since then, Mariel has volunteered in the Pediatric Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland (UMD) where she witnessed children shifting in and of inpatient services. As a result, she completed an evidence-based research project examining the effect of outpatient service accessibility after discharge…Continue Reading...
CS Earns Gold Status
Central Scholarship has earned Gold GuideStar Status – representing our commitment to transparency with our donors and the community. Non-profit evaluation is a vital practice that keeps organizations accountable and lets donors know that their charity of choice is trustworthy and reputable. GuideStar keeps nonprofit organizations accountable by rating charities in their system. The Gold Status signifies that quantitative information…Continue Reading...
April College Cash®
How much student loan debt do you owe? You are not alone. Instead of hiding from student loans, create a plan of attack. Join us for a free College Cash® seminar on how to repay student loans. Learn about loan forgiveness programs, how to prioritize payments, how to save money, and more. Thursday, April 14, 2016 (click to register) The University of…Continue Reading...
Stephanie, Class of 2016
Stephanie Cerritos is a senior at Loyola University of Maryland. As an honors student, Stephanie will graduate with her bachelor’s in biology in May of 2016. During the summer between her sophomore and junior year, Stephanie shadowed several physicians at a local hospital through the Stepping Stones program. As a native Spanish speaker, she found that she could connect with…Continue Reading...
2 Weeks Left to Apply
We have over $1 million dollars to award and the deadline to apply is in two weeks on April 1st. Central Scholarship began in 1924 by providing vocational training scholarships for orphaned Jewish men. We’ve since grown and now provide $1,000,000 annually to Maryland residents, without regard to gender, religion, race or ethnicity. Funding is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate…Continue Reading...
Andrew, Class of 2016
Andrew Lebowitz is a senior preparing to graduate with his Bachelor of Science in 2016. An enthusiasm for exercise and nutrition led him to major in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a high school student at Beth Tfiloh, Andrew developed an appreciation for healthy living through playing organized sports such as lacrosse. During his college career, Andrew…Continue Reading...
Bianca, Art & Archaeology Scholar
Bianca Hand graduated from The College of Wooster in 2015. Central Scholarship (CS) funded multiple years of Bianca’s studies as she completed her undergraduate degree and she was featured in a CS video last year. A Dean’s List student, Bianca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology with a minor in Art History and French. This unique combination provided a specialized background that qualifies…Continue Reading...
January College Cash®
Central Scholarship launches its 2016 College Cash® Financial Literacy Series with the following Finding Money for College seminars: – January 13th at the University of Baltimore School of Law (1401 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201) – January 14th at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve (7795 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover, MD 21076). Event time is from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Attendees…Continue Reading...
Taylor, Legislative Fellow
Taylor Jachman earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in the spring of 2015 with funding from The Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund. A motivated student from a young age, Taylor was class president at Owings Mills High School and captain of the Varsity Tennis Team. A community-minded student, Taylor volunteered…Continue Reading...
Giving Tuesday Match
Happy Giving Tuesday! This national holiday encourages everyone to give to their favorite non profit organizations. We award over $1 million to students every year. With your gift to Central Scholarship today, you help hundreds of students afford an education. You help hundreds in the community become financially literate through our College Cash® events. Every dollar makes a difference. This year,…Continue Reading...
Chaim, Academic Physician
Dr. Chaim Golfeiz graduated with his Medical Degree from the Temple University School of Medicine thanks to funding from The Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund. Prior to medical school, Dr. Golfeiz earned his magna cum laude bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University. During his fellowship, Dr. Golfeiz spearheaded a project investigating the long-term complications of inadvertent dural punctures following epidural for…Continue Reading...