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  • Meet Alina Posted 09.06.18

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      Central Scholarship met Alina back in 2010 as she was aspiring to become a pharmacist. As of May 2018, we are proud to share she has graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy and is well on her way to achieving her goals. When you meet Alina it is hard not to…

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  • Meet Shannon – December 2017 Scholar of the Month Posted 12.07.17

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    Shannon Wu is pursuing a PhD in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shannon is specializing in Informatics and Health Services Delivery and plans to graduate in May of 2019. Shannon was especially drawn to the Baltimore region due to the proximity to the policy arena in Washington, DC, as well as the opportunity to…

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  • Meet Richard – November 2017 Scholar of the Month Posted 11.10.17

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    Richard Whitfield is one of the newest commercial drivers in town! He was awarded a career and technology training scholarship from Central Scholarship to attend the North American Trade School in Baltimore, Maryland, a scholarship made possible from funding by The Abell Foundation. He now holds a “Class A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). He graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High…

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  • Meet Pablo Hernandez – June 2017 Scholar of the Month Posted 06.01.17

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    Pablo Hernandez is already fulfilling his dreams of working as a professional musician. Pablo (pictured, left with Eddie Palmieri, right) is a graduate student in his first year of a Master’s program in Music Performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he studies jazz trombone. Previously, he completed a Bachelor’s program at Towson University. In…

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  • Meet Christina Luthers – April 2017 Scholar of the Month Posted 04.06.17

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    Christina Luthers has begun an ambitious career in education, with support by Central Scholarship to reach her goals. Christina is in her first year of a Master’s program in Mathematics Education at Johns Hopkins School of Education, following her graduation from University of Maryland College Park with a double major in Family Science and Psychology. Christina is also in her…

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  • Meet Nikki McNeil – March 2017 Scholar of the Month Posted 02.08.17

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    Nikki McNeil is just months away from completing a Master’s program in Social Work at University of Maryland, Baltimore after receiving scholarship assistance from Central Scholarship. Since 2015, Nikki has paired her ongoing education with firsthand work experience throughout Baltimore and in Chile. In her current internship at the Southeast Community Development Corporation, she is working as a community organizer…

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  • College Cash 1/11/17 Posted 12.05.16

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    Registration for “Finding Money for College” is OPEN   Join us for a free seminar on January 11, 2017 at the University of Baltimore on how to find and apply for scholarships, compare financial aid letters, reduce tuition cost, maximize federal, state, and private aid, and how to write an application essay. Attendees will be exclusively eligible for up to $2,000 in…

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  • Peggy, Harpist Posted 10.26.16

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    Peggy Houng has been playing instruments from the time she was in kindergarten. She matriculated with a dual Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science and Harp Performance from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and continued on to Indiana University where she is in the second year of a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance. Peggy has had the opportunity to travel…

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  • Shanna, Nurse & Advocate Posted 09.15.16

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    Shanna Dell is close to finishing her Master’s in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For three years, she has worked as a nurse case manager at a clinic in East Baltimore in order to supplement tuition costs. She hopes to use her Master’s degree to prevent the spread of infection, decrease complications from chronic disease,…

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  • Congrats, Keia Posted 08.15.16

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    Congratulations to August’s Grand Prize College Cash® winner, Keia McDaniel. Keia attended the “Finding Money for College” session in the winter at the University of Baltimore. As the first in her family to attend college, Keia is determined to move forward with her dream of a degree despite financial obstacles. She sought out “Finding Money for College” as a tool to help her…

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  • ‘Parent’s Guide to Finding and Funding College’ Aug 31 Posted 08.12.16

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    Central Scholarship will host a free and open to the community College Cash® seminar for parents of high school students on August 31st.  Please join us at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve for a seminar about navigating the college search and how financial aid works. Whether parents attended college or not, they want to help their children get into great schools and afford higher…

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  • Congrats, Devon & Victoria Posted 07.18.16

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    Congratulations to July’s College Cash® winners, Devon Campbell (photo left) and Victoria Ekeanyanwu (photo below). Devon attended the “Finding Money for College” session where he learned about the vast world of scholarship opportunities available to him. He writes, “After reviewing what I had learned, I felt like I won the lottery.” Devon’s newfound knowledge helps him pay for Morgan State University, where he is studying electrical…

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  • Congrats, Wanda & Fela Posted 06.01.16

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    Congratulations to our first two College Cash® scholarship winners, Wanda Parks and Fela Langston. Wanda Parks (pictured on the left) graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Coppin State University this month. She attended the January “Finding Money for College” College Cash® session. Following the event, we ask College Cash® scholarship applicants to write an essay describing what they learned. Wanda…

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  • Eric, Public Health Advocate Posted 05.18.16

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    Eric Roberts, a Hal Cohen Endowed Scholarship Fund recipient, completed his dissertation work at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Carefirst established the fund to honor the incredible legacy of Dr. Cohen, renowned health care economist. The fund helps students pursuing undergraduate or masters degrees in healthcare policy, healthcare financing or economics.  Eric defended his dissertation in the spring of last year….

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  • Mariel, Psychiatric Nurse Posted 04.30.16

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    Mariel Otter earned a Chesapeake Urology Scholarship in 2012 as she pursued a psychiatric nursing career. Since then, Mariel has volunteered in the Pediatric Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland (UMD) where she witnessed children shifting in and of inpatient services. As a result, she completed an evidence-based research project examining the effect of outpatient service accessibility after discharge…

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  • CS Earns Gold Status Posted 04.25.16

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    Central Scholarship has earned Gold GuideStar Status – representing our commitment to transparency with our donors and the community. Non-profit evaluation is a vital practice that keeps organizations accountable and lets donors know that their charity of choice is trustworthy and reputable. GuideStar keeps nonprofit organizations accountable by rating charities in their system. The Gold Status signifies that quantitative information…

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  • April College Cash® Posted 04.04.16

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    How much student loan debt do you owe?  You are not alone. Instead of hiding from student loans, create a plan of attack. Join us for a free College Cash® seminar on how to repay student loans. Learn about loan forgiveness programs, how to prioritize payments, how to save money, and more. Thursday, April 14, 2016 (click to register) The University of…

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  • Stephanie, Class of 2016 Posted 03.29.16

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    Stephanie Cerritos is a senior at Loyola University of Maryland. As an honors student, Stephanie will graduate with her bachelor’s in biology in May of 2016. During the summer between her sophomore and junior year, Stephanie shadowed several physicians at a local hospital through the Stepping Stones program. As a native Spanish speaker, she found that she could connect with…

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  • 2 Weeks Left to Apply Posted 03.14.16

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    We have over $1 million dollars to award and the deadline to apply is in two weeks on April 1st. Central Scholarship began in 1924 by providing vocational training scholarships for orphaned Jewish men. We’ve since grown and now provide $1,000,000 annually to Maryland residents, without regard to gender, religion, race or ethnicity. Funding is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate…

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  • Andrew, Class of 2016 Posted 02.25.16

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    Andrew Lebowitz is a senior preparing to graduate with his Bachelor of Science in 2016. An enthusiasm for exercise and nutrition led him to major in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a high school student at Beth Tfiloh, Andrew developed an appreciation for healthy living through playing organized sports such as lacrosse. During his college career, Andrew…

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