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  • Central Scholarship Presents $30,000 Award to Cecil County Grad Student Posted 08.11.16

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    After providing financial aid for Angela Anthony to pursue higher education, Central Scholarship (CS) has dramatically stepped in to help the first generation college student from Warwick pay off her student debt. At last week’s 2016 Student Awards Ceremony, the nonprofit selected Anthony as the winner in its second annual Student Loan Pay-Down lottery, presenting her with a check for…

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  • CS Opens 2016 Loan & Scholarship Application Process Posted 01.24.16

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    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Jan. 18, 2016) – Following in its 91-year tradition of helping Marylanders afford higher education, Central Scholarship is now accepting applications for 2016 scholarships and loans. Maryland students (who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents) with a GPA above 2.0 and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college, university, community college or career school in the upcoming…

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  • CS Presenting Finding Money for College Workshops in January Posted 01.01.16

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    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Jan. 1, 2016) – Central Scholarship will launch its 2016 College Cash ® Financial Literacy Series with the following Finding Money for College seminars: • January 13 5:30 – 8 p.m. University of Baltimore, School of Law (1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201) • January 14 5:30 – 8 p.m. The Hotel at Arundel Preserve (7795…

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  • We Just Paid Raymond’s $30,000 Student Loan Debt Posted 08.06.15

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    On Wednesday evening, UMBC grad Raymond Major walked into Central Scholarship’s annual awards ceremony owing $32,000 in student loans. He walked out owing $2,000. Congrats for winning the $30,000 Student Loan Pay-Down award, Raymond! Scroll to the 5 minute mark in the video to view Raymond’s reaction. Interviewed last week by Jamie Costello of ABC 2 News, Raymond said, “We invest in…

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  • Private Scholarships Should Benefit the Student, Not the Institution Posted 07.19.15

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    Have you heard of higher ed  institutions reducing financial aid once a student receives a scholarship? We are shedding light on the problem, award displacement, in The Baltimore Sun. “Private scholarships should benefit the student, not the institution“ is the title of Vice President Michele Waxman Johnson’s editorial in The Baltimore Sun. Ms. Waxman Johnson wrote about the problem of award…

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  • We Are Paying Off Student Loan Debt Posted 06.02.15

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    We have big news! Earlier today, Central Scholarship announced a brand-new, life changing program to our current scholarship recipients. Debt-free, or close to it – that’s the promise we make to one of our recipients in attendance at the Student Awards Ceremony on August 5! Central Scholarship will wipe out the undergraduate student loan debt, up to the national average, for…

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  • 2014 Annual Report Posted 05.20.15

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    Central Scholarship’s 2014 Annual Report is now available hot off the press.  Outside of offering scholarships and interest-free loans, Central Scholarship branched out in several ways.  We offered more free College Cash seminars in the community to help students and parents understand the intricacies of scholarships, paying for college, and repaying loans.  We also added an advocacy component in order to speak…

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  • Encouraging A Better Approach to Student Debt Posted 05.12.15

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    On the heels of our “Managing Student Loan Debt” seminars last month, CS Vice President Michele Waxman-Johnson penned an op-ed in The Frederick News-Post detailing the options available to those burdened with student loan debt.  In “Encouraging A Better Approach to Student Debt,” she points to the massive $1.3 million student loan debt borrowed by 40 million Americans and offers loan…

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  • Spring College Cash Recap Posted 05.05.15

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    Central Scholarship’s College Cash series covers a range of topics including Finding Money for College, Managing Student Loans, and What Parents Need to Know. Our April seminars cover Managing Student Loans and are free and open to the public. Central Scholarship Vice President, Michele Waxman-Johnson, presented to a crowd of two hundred guests between the two evenings in April. Spring…

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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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