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Creating a Path to Higher Education with Scholarships and Financial Aid


70+ scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, & career training.


See how we impact our community and inspire students to Go Higher.

Ways to Give

Learn about different ways to give, create a scholarship fund, and more.

Impact at a Glance


$1 Million

in scholarships & interest-free loans  annually

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300 +
students supported annually
36 %
of recipients are first-generation college students
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61 %
of our recipients attend Maryland colleges

What We Offer

Central Scholarship helps determined Maryland students build better lives and fulfilling careers by providing crucial support enabling them to complete an accredited college degree or career-training program.

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Undergraduate Scholarships
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Career Training Grants
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Graduate & Professional Scholarships
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Interest-Free Loans
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College Cash® - Financial Literacy
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Emergency Funding
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Persistence Funding
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Opportunity Funding
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Student Awards Ceremony

A Trusted Nonprofit

We have achieved national recognition for our financial transparency and positive reviews by students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When to apply? What are interest-free loans? Attending the Student Awards Ceremony? For a full list of frequently asked questions, please click here: