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  • It has been a busy fall… Posted 10.31.12

    We’ve been mighty busy here at Central Scholarship this fall.  After sorting through over 5,000 students applications and awarding our 2012 scholarship winners in time for fall semester, we are back to the grind focusing on program outreach and learning about the latest trends in higher education.  In September, staff left the office and headed to the Retreat and Conference…

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  • Aspiring Educator Jina Han is our Scholar of the Month Posted 10.31.12

    Each month, we feature a new Scholar of the Month to highlight the amazing achievements and stories of our scholarship recipients.  Her name is Jina Han and she is an aspiring teacher at the Graduate School for Education at Johns Hopkins University.  Jina began her graduate career as a law student and changed course when she stumbled upon the fact…

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  • Chidiogo, our Scholar of the Month Posted 09.24.12

    Chidiogo Nkume is a student at the University of Maryland.  She is a double major in Psychology and Sociology and she was awarded a Straus Scholarship.  At this year’s Student Awards Ceremony in July, Chidiogo was a student speaker who inspired the audience when she told the story of her and her parents emigrating from Nigeria to come to the…

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  • Anirban Basu Speaks at Central Scholarship’s Annual Meeting Posted 09.17.12

    Anirban Basu — a familiar voice to those who listen to WYPR’s “Morning Economic Report” — gave a presentation at Central Scholarship’s Annual Meeting last month.  Each year, Central Scholarship’s supporters gather to look back at another year of helping students.  At this year’s Annual Meeting last month, Anirban Basu of WYPR’s Morning Economic Report presented data about the state…

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  • Join us for a Commercial Vehicle (CDL) Training Open House this weekend Posted 09.12.12

    In a new partnership with CCBC, we are excited to offer scholarships for vocational training in many fields.  If you are interested in CDL/Commercial Driving certification, join us in Pasadena this weekend for an Open House.  Did you know that our vocational scholarship application is open all year round?  It’s true.  So if you or someone you know needs help…

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  • Career Training Scholarships Available — Apply now Posted 08.13.12

    READY TO START A CAREER?  We can help you get the training you need. In partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County, Central Scholarship is offering scholarships to students pursuing career training. How the Program Works You must apply and be accepted to participate in your chosen training program (HVAC, construction, commercial driving, physical therapist aide, pharmacy tech). To…

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  • Chantal Lievers is our Scholar of the Month Posted 07.31.12

    “I would like to express my deepest thanks for believing, having faith, and taking part in my dream to continue my education,” writes Chantal Lievers upon receiving news that she received a scholarship.  “Thank you for the opportunity to expand my education and open up new avenues in my life.  I will put forth my best efforts and do everything…

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  • Grant Prize MONEY Magazine Scholarship Winner Posted 07.25.12

    Congratulations to Kimberly Ozuna who was surprised with the news that she won a $5,000 MONEY Magazine Scholarship at Central Scholarship’s Student Award Ceremony this month.  Her name was announced on July 12th and with both parents in the audience, Kimberly excitedly received the check from Central Scholarship Chair, Michael Ward, and Central Scholarship Executive Director, Jan Wagner.  The MONEY…

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  • Third MONEY Magazine Scholarship Winner Announced Posted 07.09.12

    Congratulations to Makruma Islam for winning our third MONEY Magazine Scholarship last week.  Makruma recently graduated from high school and will be a freshman at George Washington University in the fall.  She plans to major in International Relations.  The MONEY Magazine Scholarship was set up to teach students about financial literacy.  Those who attended College Cash 101 back in March…

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  • Bonnie Lyon, Art Educator and Scholar of the Month Posted 06.26.12

    Bonnie Lyon is an aspiring art educator.  She received the BHD Endowed Scholarship Program for Graduate Teacher Education at Central Scholarship. As a product of the Harford County Public School System, Bonnie came to appreciate the diverse student body and the challenges students face.  She writes, “I believe allowing students to channel their inner frustrations in a therapeutic non-threatening way…

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  • 2012 Student Awards Ceremony to be held at the Cylburn Arboretum on July 12th Posted 06.26.12

    Another year has passed and it’s time again to celebrate this year’s scholarship recipients at our Annual Student Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 12th, at the Vollmer Visitor Center at the Cylburn Arboretum from 5-7 pm.   Joshua Parker (pictured), Maryland State Teacher of the Year, will be speaking to our guests.  Joshua Parker is…

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  • Announcing the second MONEY Magazine Scholarship Winner — Ashley Banks Posted 06.18.12

    Ashley Banks has won the second of four MONEY Magazine Scholarships.  Ashley is a graduate student at UMBC and she hopes to teach math after she graduates.  At College Cash 101 in March, students attended a seminar about how to manage their finances.  Sessions about finding scholarships, budgeting, and planning for the future were available for those in attendance.  In…

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  • Promise Olomo, Scholar of the Month Posted 05.23.12

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    Promise Olomo’s friendly disposition impressed the staff at Central Scholarship upon meeting the young man.  We awarded him with a Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship — a program created to help students pursuing medical fields.  He is pictured (left) at Central Scholarship’s 85th Anniversary Celebration with Dr. Sanford Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates. Promise Olomo emigrated from Nigeria…

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  • Meet the first MONEY Magazine Scholarship Winner Posted 05.16.12

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    Finishing out his senior year at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Michael Greene received news that Central Scholarship awarded him with a MONEY Magazine Scholarship.  Poly is a high school in Baltimore known for its emphasis on science and engineering, and Michael plans on pursuing engineering as a career path.  Michael is a member of the National Honor Society, Air Force JROTC…

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  • “Donor How To Series” — Part 2: Planned Giving Posted 05.09.12

    Welcome back to Part 2 of our “Donor How To Series” where we will discuss Planned Giving.  What is planned giving?  It is just that — planning to give a big gift using one of the three ways listed below.  Have you ever wanted to make a large gift to an organization but couldn’t find a way?  Planned Giving allows…

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  • MONEY Magazine Scholarship Announcement Posted 05.03.12

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    Exciting stuff is brewing here at Central Scholarship.  This month, we will announce the first winner of the MONEY Magazine Scholarship. All those who attended College Cash 101 (read about our annual financial literacy event here) in March were eligible to apply for a MONEY Magazine scholarship.  Four students will win scholarships.  Three students will win runner-up scholarships and the…

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  • Sharon Fakheri is our Scholar of the Month Posted 04.12.12

    Sharon Fakheri is a student at Ner Israel Rabbinical College where he maintains a 4.0 GPA.  His passion for Jewish studies is evident.  Sharon grew up in Iran where furthering his Jewish Education was not a possibility.  In order to obtain the education he wanted, Sharon left his family and moved to the United States.  After receiving news that Sharon…

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  • College Cash 101 Recap & Photos Posted 04.10.12

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    Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s College Cash 101 event a big success!  Eager students and parents arrived at the University of Baltimore on the morning of Saturday, March 31st .  We kicked off the day with a welcome from Michael Ward, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and Kim Clark, Senior Writer at…

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  • Application Now Closed Posted 04.03.12

    Students, the application deadline of April 1st has passed and the application period has come to an end.  Only two programs have applications that have an extended deadline of May 1st.  If you have not applied this year, you may apply and be eligible for these two programs until May 1st.  If you have already applied, you will be considered…

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  • Three Days Left To Apply for Scholarships Posted 03.28.12

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    Students — hurry and finish your applications before it’s too late!  Our scholarship application deadline is April 1st which means you have 3 days to get your completed application submitted to us.  Read up on application tips here and click here to apply.  If you have any questions about your application, call our office at 410-415-5558 and we would be…

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