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  • College Cash Scholarship Announcement Posted 06.13.13

    Congratulations to our first two College Cash scholarship winners, Shira Krawatsky (pictured left) and Maysa Elsheikh (pictured below).  Both ladies attended our College Cash seminar in January and wrote essays about what they got out of the free financial literacy seminars.  The scholarship announcements for students who attended the June College Cash seminars will be announced in the first week…

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  • Student Loan Repayment Free Seminar Tomorrow Posted 06.04.13

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    Central Scholarship and Howard County General Hospital are hosting the next in our College Cash series sponsored by SECU and BB&T tomorrow evening.  Please join us on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30 pm at Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center for a free seminar all about Student Loan Repayment. Attendees of College Cash will be EXCLUSIVELY eligible for $2,500 in…

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  • Grant Recipient Cited in Obama’s Morehouse Address Posted 05.20.13

    May 20, 2013, Baltimore MD – A recipient of tuition support from Central Scholarship,  Baltimore’s Leland Shelton, graduated from Morehouse College Sunday with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is about to begin studies at Harvard School of Law.  In this video, Leland talks about the impact Central Scholarship had on his educational dreams. In a commencement address to Morehouse graduates,…

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  • Auction Alert: Orioles versus Yankees Mayor’s Skybox Posted 04.25.13

    How would you and 19 of your friends like to watch the Orioles and Yankees from the Mayor’s skybox at Camden Yards on Friday, June 28th?  We invite you to bid on the Mayor’s skybox during Central Scholarship’s auction.  A party of 20 will enjoy the Mayor’s Skybox (Suite #50) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday night, June…

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  • Shoe City Application Remains Open Until May 31st Posted 04.18.13

    Our general application is closed as of April 1st, but one scholarship application remains open for undergraduate students.  Central Scholarships awards four students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year.  The students must be graduating seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C.  Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2013.  Preferences…

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  • 2013 Application Now Closed Posted 04.03.13

    The scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate school funding is now closed.  As we sort through 5,520 applications, we look forward to choosing the most competitive and deserving students to receive scholarships.  Semi-finalists will be selected in the comings months and final decisions will be made by mid-July.  If you applied, please continue to check your e-mail in the coming…

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  • Don’t Be an April Fool Posted 03.26.13

    Don’t be an April fool, submit your scholarship application today!  Central Scholarship’s application deadline is April 1st – five days away!  Why not turn off your TV, have a working lunch, or stay up a little later to apply? 1. It’s EASY! No letters of recommendation are required and your resume is optional.  We only ask for a couple of…

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  • We’ve Moved! Posted 03.21.13

    We are excited to announce that Central Scholarship moved to our new offices this month. We are now located at 6 Park Center Court, Suite 211, Owings Mills, MD.  We’re thrilled to have a larger space to house student interviews and show presentations.  Students who take public transportation to our office may take the metro to Pikesville or Owings Mills. …

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  • Happy International Women’s Day Posted 03.08.13

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    Ebony Thompson, a third year law student at the University of Baltimore, is an upcoming Summer Associate at Venable LLP and winner of the Byron Warnken Moot Court Competition. Ebony is twice published in the University of Baltimore Law Review. Ebony aspires to become a law firm partner, outstanding commercial litigator, and to continue to impact her community through involvement…

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  • 1 in 10 Chance of Winning Up To $10,000 Scholarship Posted 03.04.13

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    Even though they were busy with classes, work, and school — they applied for local scholarships.  With only ONE MONTH until the April 1st deadline, wouldn’t you like to know why local scholarships like ours are worth your time and energy? Because we’re local, our pool of applicants is smaller – which means it’s easier for you to apply and win. We…

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  • Eva, PhD Student at Johns Hopkins Posted 02.13.13

    February’s scholar of the Month is Eva Dugoff, a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Raised outside of Washington D.C., Eva became accustomed to political discussions at the dinner table.  Eva first discovered policy while an undergraduate at Georgetown University.  After graduating, she moved to New York City where she worked as an AmeriCorps outreach…

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  • College Cash Wrap Up Posted 02.11.13

    This year’s College Cash 101 was the best received seminar yet.  It was our fourth year in a row offering the service to students in Maryland.  Students and parents attended free sessions in Baltimore and Columbia and learned about the scholarship search, money management, and student loans.  We are grateful to our generous sponsors — BB&T, Howard County General Hospital,…

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  • Tierra, Single Mother & Scholar of the Month Posted 01.24.13

    January’s Scholar of the Month is Tierra Mills — a top student in her pharmacy technician cohort at CCBC.  Tierra is a single mother of two daughters and she is determined to set a positive example for her children.  Interested in a pharmacist career, Tierra knew that she was unable to attend school full time at this time and decided…

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  • Join us this month for COLLEGE CASH 101 Posted 01.07.13

    Join us for this year’s COLLEGE CASH 101 sponsored by BB&T, Howard County General Hospital, and SECU– a free seminar we offer to undergraduate students and high school seniors.  Why attend COLLEGE CASH 101? 1. Opportunity to win $2,500 in scholarship awards available only to those who attend 2. Network with Central Scholarship decision-making staff 3. Learn how making smart…

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  • 2013-2014 Scholarship Application is Open Posted 01.02.13

    Who Should Apply???   High school seniors planning to attend college, current college students, graduate students, and professional students too! There are over one million dollars in awards available across forty unique scholarship programs. Central Scholarship awards hundreds of scholarships to outstanding students just like you! Apply by April 1st to be considered for multiple scholarship awards ranging from $1,500…

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  • Teaona, Howard University Student Posted 12.17.12

    Our December Scholar of the Month is Teaona Tyree, a Marketing Major at Howard University.  As a Team Leader in the School of Business’s 21st Century Advantage Program, she was a mentor to ten freshman girls working on their academic matriculation and on a year-long business plan project.  She has been a summer intern with Unilever in their Cincinnati and…

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  • Congratulations to the Graduating ItWorks Class Posted 12.12.12

    Congratulations to the graduating ItWorks class who earned their certificates this week.  This group of sixteen hardworking ladies were excited to complete their CNA/GNA training at ItWorks training facility. ItWorks is a training certificate program that enables students to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).  Sixteen ladies completed their required classroom and clinical training and are all now Certified Nursing Assistants. …

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  • Ryan Murrill, Morehouse College Graduate Posted 11.19.12

    Every month, we feature a scholarship recipient on our blog.  November’s Scholar of the Month, Ryan Murrill, ran for Student Government during his freshman year at Morehouse College.  “The whole concept of developing a campaign platform, getting volunteers, and writing speeches was foreign to me,” he writes.  So Ryan reached out to upperclassmen already in Student Government and with their…

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  • Thanksgiving Thoughts — We Need Your Help! Posted 11.15.12

    Central Scholarship is a fantastic financial resource for students in Maryland.  We know this.  You know this.  How can we get others to know this?  Easy — take 5 minutes out of your day to post a review about us on www.greatnonprofits.org.  When others see that we (like last year) are a top-rated Education non profit in 2012, they will…

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  • “Donor How To Series” – Part 3: Annual Giving Posted 11.12.12

    Just in time for the end of the year, let’s talk about Annual Gifts.  If you would like to get your gift in by the end of the year for tax purposes, now is the time to do it.  A non-profit organization’s Annual Fund is an organized effort to obtain gifts on a yearly basis to support general operations.  Annual…

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