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Through the power of scholarships and interest-free loans Central Scholarship students are empowered to consider all avenues of higher education and build bright futures through undergraduate, graduate, professional, or career training studies. We are proud to support our students with over $1 million in financial aid every year because higher education leads to a lifetime of opportunity and economic mobility. Together, let’s make higher education accessible regardless of financial circumstances.
An Update to our Students
Central Scholarship’s business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our offices are closed Friday. But don’t worry, we are still here to serve you even though it may take a little longer to respond. The fastest way to reach a staff member is to email them directly or email [email protected]. You may also call our offices at 410-415-5558 and leave a voicemail. We will be happy to return all messages during our operating business hours.
We want to assure students Central Scholarship is prepared to award scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here are a few updates.
For students who have applied for 2020-2021 undergraduate and graduate scholarships, Central Scholarship staff will do their best to notify students whether they have received an award or not by August 15th.
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.
For our loan recipients currently in repayment, we are still processing payments. If the COVID-19 outbreak has created financial burdens making it difficult to make payments please reach out to us.
For current scholarship recipients applying for emergency funding, applications are being reviewed Monday through Thursday.
This month, Abby Case, our Annual Fund and Stewardship Manager had the pleasure of chatting with Ben-oni (Ben) Vainquer. Ben grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and became a Central Scholarship recipient last year. He is a rising sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.Learn More
Chris is a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), majoring in Environmental Science. “As a first-generation college student, one of my biggest concerns was how I was going to afford school. Being a scholarship recipient has helped take some of that pressure off and allowed me to focus on my education.”Learn More
Kyarah discovered Central Scholarship when she was figuring out how she was going to fund her education, as she was applying to colleges. “My mom’s colleague suggested we look into Central Scholarship.” It worked out! “Without [Central Scholarship’s] generous support, I would owe thousands in student loan debt.”Learn More