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  • Free April Seminars: Managing Student Loans Posted 03.17.15

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    Join us on April 23rd in Baltimore or April 27th in Hanover for COLLEGE CASH: Managing Student Loans, a free seminar for college students and graduates. In April, we will help students understand their loan repayments and share resources about loan forgiveness programs. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the program is from 6 pm to 8 pm. Refreshments and…

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  • One Month Left to Apply Posted 03.04.15

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    The April 1st deadline is quickly approaching. Degree-seeking students have one month left to complete their CS application. Have you polished your resume? Started your application? Brainstormed your essay? Don’t forget to complete your application by April 1st in order to be eligible for a scholarship from a pool of over $1 million. We encourage students to apply now to give…

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  • Sixth Annual College Cash Posted 03.02.15

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    Two College Cash seminars sponsored by the Hotel at Arundel Preserve and BB&T took place in February. The free sessions, titled “Finding Money for College”, are Central Scholarship’s sixth annual seminars covering topics ranging from maximizing federal aid to standing out in a scholarship essay.  Central Scholarship’s program staff, Angela Harrison and Jennifer Bauer, did the honors in covering a wide range…

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  • Katy, Aspiring Physician Posted 02.23.15

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    February’s Scholar of the Month, Katy Eslami, is in her senior year at the University of Maryland. In the fall, Katy taught courses in chemistry and was appointed as co-chair for the Recruitment Program at the University of Maryland. Through the post, she meets with prospective students and parents to help them with the college application process. Katy is also a student advisor…

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  • February College Cash Events Posted 02.01.15

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    Every year, Central Scholarship offers free College Cash seminars to the community.  At our Finding Money for College sessions offered this month, students and parents will learn how to find scholarships, compare financial aid letters, reduce tuition cost, maximize aid, and how to write an effective essay.  Join us this month as we host two College Cash seminars sponsored by…

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  • Brian, Scholar of the Month Posted 01.20.15

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    Brian graduated from City College in Baltimore and began his college career in the fall at Albright College.  He enjoys learning about finance and hopes to become an accountant one day.  “By becoming an accountant, I believe I can help people tremendously and bring them knowledge such as investment advice and budgeting tips to make their finances easier to manage,”…

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  • 2015 Thank-a-thon Posted 01.19.15

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    Our third annual Thank-a-thon took place on January 14, 2015. Eleven scholarship recipients volunteered to make “thank you” phone calls to donors who gave in 2014. Phone calls to hundreds of donors were made by grateful students. The overall response from donors was excitement at the opportunity to personally connect with a scholarship recipient. Much appreciation to CMD Outsourcing for hosting…

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  • Vice President Calls for Cost Transparency in The Baltimore Sun Posted 01.13.15

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    Central Scholarship’s Vice President, Michele Johnson, penned an op-ed in today’s Baltimore Sun pushing for cost transparency in higher education.  She calls for legislation mandating updated and easy-to-use cost calculators for all schools.  Michele Johnson writes, “We were delighted to learn that a federal bi-partisan bill proposing a Net Price Calculator Improvement Act of 2014 was introduced in the House…

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  • Mariel, Patient Advocate Posted 12.31.14

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    Mariel Otter is passionate about improving psychiatric care for pediatric patients. As a volunteer in the Pediatric Psychiatric Unit at University of Maryland Medical Center, Mariel has seen how disruptive it is for children to shift in and out of inpatient services.  She is currently working on an evidence-based practice research project examining the effect of outpatient service accessibility after…

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  • Application Opens Jan 1st Posted 12.22.14

    It’s that time of year, again.  The 2015 application for degree-seeking students opens on January 1, 2015.  Applicants are considered for more than 40 scholarship programs via submission of the 2015 General Application for Degree Seekers.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Applicants may complete an optional section of the…

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  • It’s #GivingTuesday Posted 12.02.14

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    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. And now, Giving Tuesday — a day for giving your money or time to a cause YOU believe in. Want to help students afford higher education? Want to help young people achieve their dreams? A gift as small as $5 makes a difference.  Click here to give to Central Scholarship students and join…

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  • Jennifer, 90th Anniversary Performer Posted 11.26.14

    Jennifer performed at Central Scholarship’s 90th Anniversary Celebration earlier this month.  Her music education began at age five when she received a sizable birthday present: a piano. After years of piano lessons, she picked up the viola – a string instrument tuned a fifth below the violin and an octave above the cello – and it was music to her ears!…

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  • Wes Moore Helps Baltimore Posted 11.20.14

    Wes Moore stopped by the office today to speak to Central Scholarship board and staff about his work with Baltimore City students.  Wes lives in Baltimore and originally gained notoriety through The Other Wes Moore, published in 2010, a true story of another Wes Moore that grew up nearby but met a dramatically different fate.  Moore is a bestselling author,…

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  • Leah, 90th Anniversary Performer Posted 10.30.14

    Leah Claiborne is October’s Scholar of the Month and a featured performer at our upcoming 90th anniversary celebration. Leah’s passion for playing the piano started at an early age.  When she was five years old, her parents took her to see one of the world’s greatest pianists, Leon Fleisher, perform with the National Symphony Orchestra.  “I couldn’t help but wonder…

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  • CS featured in Jewish Times, “Still Going Strong at 90” Posted 10.28.14

    Did you catch us in the Jewish Times this month?  Pick up your copy and read about our history. Did you know we started in 1924 as an organization that funded orphaned Jewish boys attending vocational school? We’re proud to celebrate helping Maryland students for 90 years!  Read the article here and join us on November 8th to celebrate our 90th anniversary in…

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  • Central Scholarship Named 2014 “Top Rated Non Profit” Posted 10.22.14

    For the fifth year in a row, Central Scholarship has been named a “Top Rated Non Profit” in the country. Thank you to the wonderful students who have taken time to write reviews about the work we do at Central Scholarship.  As a result of our students’ testimonies, we are in the top five most rated nonprofits in Maryland, and…

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  • Courtney, 90th Anniversary Performer Posted 09.29.14

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    Since the age of ten, the thing that has made Courtney Wersick happiest is performing. From the moment she stepped onto a little stage in the gymnasium of her elementary school as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, she knew she would not be happy in any other career. “I want to spend every day, using music to shed light…

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  • Featured Scholar of the Month Posted 08.28.14

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    Congratulations to Tavon Daye, our August Scholar of the Month.  Tavon completed training at CCBC and received his computer repair certification.  He is 23 years old and was born and raised in Baltimore City.  He hopes to set a good example for his two younger sisters by earning certification and skills education to help him begin his career.  In his…

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  • CS awards over $1 mil to 2014 scholars Posted 08.12.14

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    Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!  We celebrated our new scholars with a packed house reception at the Vollmer Visitor Center inside of the Cylburn Arboretum.  Click here to see a list of all 2014 scholarship recipients. Our student speaker this year, Shaquil Timmons, shared his story of growing up around friends and adults who did not expect him to…

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  • Brett, College Cash Winner Posted 07.31.14

    Congratulations to Brett Libowitz, our 2014 College Cash Grand Prize Winner and July’s Scholar of the Month!  Brett graduated from high school this past spring and he will begin studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia this month.  Read his essay below: The single most important thing I learned at the College Cash 101 event was to advocate for…

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