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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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  • Hadja, Scholar of the Month Posted 06.30.14

    Hadja Barry’s family is from West Africa.  When Hadja graduated from high school, she worked at a day care center because she enjoys helping others.  She decided that healthcare was a field worth looking into since she wanted to help others and begin a career with the potential to move up in the future.  Hadja’s mother is a CNA (Certified…

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  • Our Second 2014 College Cash Winner Is… Posted 06.20.14

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    Jyna Maeng!  Jyna attended our Howard County College Cash session in the winter.  College Cash is a free educational program that Central Scholarship offers to students all over Maryland.  We are currently planning a fall session in October all about Student Loan Repayment.  Stay tuned and check this page for details.  Jyna is a junior at the University of Maryland,…

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  • Announcing the First College Cash Scholarship Winner Posted 05.19.14

    Congratulations, Glen Smith!  Glen is our featured scholar of the month and a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying Computer Science.  He is the first 2014 College Cash scholarship winner.  Glen attended our College Cash seminar back in January and wrote an essay about his experience.  We asked attendees to write about what they learned in the seminar and what…

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  • April’s Scholar of the Month Posted 04.30.14

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    Olumuyiwa Onibatedo received the Stanley L. and Dorothy Lobe Cahn Scholarship last year.  He is a junior studying biology at Towson University.  Born in Nigeria, his decision to pursue a medical career resulted from his experiences as a child.  He recalls a deep curiosity when he visited the doctor in Nigeria and would follow the professionals around asking why and…

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  • One Week Left To Apply Posted 04.21.14

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    Our general application is closed as of April 1st, but one scholarship application remains open for undergraduate students until 11:59 pm on April 30th.  Central Scholarship awards four students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year.  The students must be graduating high school seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C.  Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend…

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  • Sha-Keara, Featured Scholar Posted 03.30.14

    This month’s featured scholar is Sha-Keara Pinkney, a junior at Hollins University in Virginia.   She remembers being in kindergarten and a teacher asked her who she wanted to be when she grew up.  “Lawyer,” was her response and she continues to strive toward that goal to this day.  Originally from Baltimore City, She-Keara remembers being her family’s helping hand in…

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  • Senator Ben Cardin Visits Central Scholarship Posted 03.25.14

    Senator Ben Cardin joined Central Scholarship board, staff, and students this month to discuss higher education in Maryland and the nation.  The senator and his wife, Myrna Cardin, joined us for “Bagels with Ben” in our office to engage in a conversation about how we can work with the government to help Maryland students succeed.  Several scholarship recipients were present…

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  • Shaquil, DJ & Film Student at Stevenson Posted 02.28.14

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    This month’s featured scholar is Shaquil Timmons.  In order to help pay for tuition at Stevenson University, Shaquil received the Woodlawn Alumni Scholarship from Central Scholarship.  He will graduate from Stevenson this spring with his bachelor’s in film.  When asked about his film major, Shaquil explains his choice.  “I wanted to explore the art of storytelling,” says Shaquil, “I love creating films.”…

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  • 5th Annual College Cash Posted 02.11.14

    January’s annual financial literacy College Cash seminars were our most successful to date!  Thanks to all of the students, parents, and education professionals who showed up at our two sessions in Baltimore City on January 28th and in Columbia, MD on January 30th.  This year’s College Cash was sponsored by SECU, BB&T and Howard County General Hospital.  Three lucky students…

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  • Register for January’s Free College Cash Seminars Posted 01.09.14

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    Register today and join us in January as we host our fourth annual free seminar as part of our College Cash series.  January’s seminar will teach students, parents, and education professionals how to find and apply for scholarships, how to compare financial aid letters, how to reduce tuition cost, how to maximize federal, state, and private aid, and how to…

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  • Make Your Year-End Gift Today Posted 12.30.13

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    When you give to our students, you invest in the future.  Your gift makes the difference between a student enrolling in their next semester or delaying their college career in order to work and save up for tuition payments.  Your gift makes the difference between a student graduating debt-free or racking up private student loans with high interest.  Donate today. There is…

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  • Cori, Scholar of the Month Posted 12.24.13

    Cori Hart is in her sophomore year at Ohio State University.  She is working toward her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Cori received a Shoe City Scholarship which is one of a handful of programs that award DC students at Central Scholarship.  In high school, Cori demonstrated her academic excellence through her membership with the National Honor Society.  At Ohio…

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  • Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Enlists CS Posted 12.18.13

    Central Scholarship Program Manager Jennifer Bauer offered free scholarship advice to students and parents last week at Congressman Cummings‘ 17th annual How to Pay for College Seminar.  The event brought together college-bound high school seniors, parents, and current college students with financial aid and higher education experts to provide information about opportunities and financial assistance programs that give current and perspective…

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  • Susan Silberman Wins Unsung Hero Award Posted 12.11.13

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    Last month, Board Member Susan Silberman received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Unsung Hero Award.  The Unsung Hero Award recognizes the quiet contributions volunteers make to non-profit organizations. Susan was recognized at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 6, 2013. Susan is an extraordinary volunteer and we are grateful to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic board member at…

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  • Ernestine, Scholar of the Month Posted 11.27.13

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    Last year, Ernestine Saddler decided to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, which she had to abandon to care for an ailing family member.  Ernestine altered her career plans and aimed for a CNA/GNA (Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant) certificate.  She writes, “In February 2013 I received the opportunity to obtain my Certification as a Nursing Assistant with the help of…

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  • Eli, Scholar of the Month Posted 10.30.13

    A senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Business and Finance, Eli Werdesheim is focused on his goal to pursue a career in law. His unique life experiences have prepared him for this endeavor.  He received an interest-free loan from the Jerome G. and Annette S. Zimmerman Foundation Fund at Central Scholarship. As a young man of only sixteen, Eli left…

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  • 2013 Annual Meeting Posted 09.26.13

    Central Scholarship held our annual meeting on September 12th.  We were excited to host the meeting in our new Owings Mills office and celebrate the new space with our board, donors, and staff.  We were honored to have Dr. Jon Oberg (pictured on the right in the photo along with new board member, James Lewis) speak to our guests about…

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  • 2013 Student Awards Posted 09.24.13

    It’s been a busy summer at Central Scholarship.  We awarded over $1 million in need-based scholarships.  Two hundred students and donors gathered at the Cylburn Arboretum in July to connect and celebrate a new season of scholarships.  We were honored to have Joe Mechlinski speak to the crowd about his success.  A Baltimore native, Mechlinski (pictured on the right) overcame…

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  • Two More College Cash Scholarship Winners Posted 07.02.13

    Meet two more College Cash Scholarship winners, John Himes and Atara Pear. At our College Cash seminar on June 5th, students gathered at Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center to hear Deanne Loonin speak to the audience about student loan repayment.  Deanne is a national expert on the topic and attendees received copies of her book, Guide to Surviving Debt. …

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