Central Scholarship Promotes Senior Program Manager

Posted 02.29.12

Central Scholarship Promotes Senior Program Manager

 Angela Harrison to administer Central Scholarship’s recent award of a
$350,000 grant from The Abell Foundation

Baltimore, Md. – February 29, 2012 – Central Scholarship today announced the appointment of Angela Harrison to senior program manager. In her new role Harrison will administer scholarships for career and technology training.

Harrison is currently managing a $350,000 grant from the Abell Foundation that will be used to provide tuition support to more than 100 Baltimore City residents seeking education beyond high school. Specifically, the grant is providing aid to students seeking non-degree education or training in high-demand fields – such as allied health, construction, building maintenance, and truck driving – where there is a critical workforce shortage or where there is a strong need for high-caliber professionals.

Harrison joined Central Scholarship in 2006 as operations assistant. Since then, she has actively managed the vocational training program that was reenergized by grant funding from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the France-Merrick Foundation. Harrison also helped to design e-mail outreach programs and online applications. She holds a B.A. in English from Washington College, where she received the Sophie Kerr Prize for her poetry.

About Central Scholarship

Central Scholarship enables students to pursue education or training after high school through scholarship opportunities and interest-free loans that fund the gap after all other financial aid has been awarded. Established in 1924 and with more than $1 million in scholarships awarded annually, Central Scholarship screens student applications against dozens of scholarship opportunities according to criteria established by its donors. With a deep connection to its students and the local community, Central Scholarship’s uniqueness is in its approach: investing in the future of students, their families and the neighborhoods in which they live.

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PRESS CONTACT

Jessica Schmidt-Bonifant

Development Director

410-415-5558

jbonifant@central-scholarship.org