An Update to our Students

In light of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to assure students Central Scholarship is prepared to award scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here are a few updates.

2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

For students applying for 2020-2021 undergraduate and graduate scholarships, we have made the decision to extend our scholarship deadline to April 1, 2020. Central Scholarship staff will do their best to notify students whether they have received an award or not by July 31st. As we continue to watch the situation unfold we may make modifications to our in-person interviews, which begin around early May. No decisions have been made at this time, but students who reach the interview phase will be made aware of any changes at the appropriate time.

Career Training Students

For our career training students, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and will be conducting telephone interviews. No other changes to our career training application process have been made at this time, but we will keep you informed of updates.

Current Loan Recipients

For our current loan recipients currently in repayment, we are still processing payments. It the COVID-19 outbreak has created financial burdens making it difficult to make payments please reach out to us.

Contacting Central Scholarship

Central scholarship staff are currently working remotely. The fastest way to reach a staff member is to email them directly or email You may also call our offices at 410-415-5558 and leave a VM where staff will return your call within 24 hours.

Central Scholarship students flourish when they have access to all forms of higher education.

Here is what your support means to them every year:

  • We provide over $1 million in scholarships and interest-free loans
  • We fund hundreds of scholarship applicants pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and career training studies
  • We advocate for affordable higher education in Maryland
2019 Student Awards Ceremony
group of students celebrating in photobooth

It was the highlight of our year to honor our 2019-2020 undergraduate, graduate, and career training scholarship recipients at our annual Student Awards Ceremony!

Every year, we celebrate our students because of the generosity of our sponsors. This year we would like to extend a big thank you to our Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, and Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude supporters.

Thank You to Our Top Sponsors


The Rothschild Foundation, Inc. • Ira and Marcia Wagner

Summa Cum Laude

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• Jan and Bob Wagner

Magna Cum Laude

Molly Shock • Anonymous
Whiting Turner

Cum Laude

MacKenzie Ventures, Inc.
Schoenfeld Insurance Associates
Anonymous • C&C Mechanical • Russ and Jen Causey •
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fox • Bruce Rosenberg •
Waxman-Johnson-Freedman Family Fund