February College Cash Events
Every year, Central Scholarship offers free College Cash seminars to the community. At our Finding Money for College sessions offered this month, students and parents will learn how to find scholarships, compare financial aid letters, reduce tuition cost, maximize aid, and how to write an effective essay. Join us this month as we host two College Cash seminars sponsored by…Continue Reading...
Vice President Calls for Cost Transparency in The Baltimore Sun
Central Scholarship’s Vice President, Michele Johnson, penned an op-ed in today’s Baltimore Sun pushing for cost transparency in higher education. She calls for legislation mandating updated and easy-to-use cost calculators for all schools. Michele Johnson writes, “We were delighted to learn that a federal bi-partisan bill proposing a Net Price Calculator Improvement Act of 2014 was introduced in the House…Continue Reading...
Wes Moore Helps Baltimore
Wes Moore stopped by the office today to speak to Central Scholarship board and staff about his work with Baltimore City students. Wes lives in Baltimore and originally gained notoriety through The Other Wes Moore, published in 2010, a true story of another Wes Moore that grew up nearby but met a dramatically different fate. Moore is a bestselling author,…Continue Reading...
CS featured in Jewish Times, “Still Going Strong at 90″
Did you catch us in the Jewish Times this month? Pick up your copy and read about our history. Did you know we started in 1924 as an organization that funded orphaned Jewish boys attending vocational school? We’re proud to celebrate helping Maryland students for 90 years! Read the article here and join us on November 8th to celebrate our 90th anniversary in…Continue Reading...
Central Scholarship Named 2014 “Top Rated Non Profit”
For the fifth year in a row, Central Scholarship has been named a “Top Rated Non Profit” in the country. Thank you to the wonderful students who have taken time to write reviews about the work we do at Central Scholarship. As a result of our students’ testimonies, we are in the top five most rated nonprofits in Maryland, and…Continue Reading...
CS awards over $1 mil to 2014 scholars
Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients! We celebrated our new scholars with a packed house reception at the Vollmer Visitor Center inside of the Cylburn Arboretum. Click here to see a list of all 2014 scholarship recipients. Our student speaker this year, Shaquil Timmons, shared his story of growing up around friends and adults who did not expect him to…Continue Reading...
Senator Ben Cardin Visits Central Scholarship
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…Continue Reading...
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Enlists CS
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…Continue Reading...
Susan Silberman Wins Unsung Hero Award
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…Continue Reading...
2013 Student Awards
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…Continue Reading...