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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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  • Bianca, Art & Archaeology Scholar Posted 01.28.16

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    Bianca Hand graduated from The College of Wooster in 2015. Central Scholarship (CS) funded multiple years of Bianca’s studies as she completed her undergraduate degree and she was featured in a CS video last year. A Dean’s List student, Bianca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology with a minor in Art History and French. This unique combination provided a specialized background that qualifies…

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  • January College Cash® Posted 12.30.15

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    Central Scholarship launches its 2016 College Cash® Financial Literacy Series with the following Finding Money for College seminars: – January 13th at the University of Baltimore School of Law (1401 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201) – January 14th at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve (7795 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover, MD 21076). Event time is from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Attendees…

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  • Taylor, Legislative Fellow Posted 12.21.15

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    Taylor Jachman earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in the spring of 2015 with funding from The Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund. A motivated student from a young age, Taylor was class president at Owings Mills High School and captain of the Varsity Tennis Team. A community-minded student, Taylor volunteered…

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  • Giving Tuesday Match Posted 12.01.15

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    Happy Giving Tuesday! This national holiday encourages everyone to give to their favorite non profit organizations. We award over $1 million to students every year.  With your gift to Central Scholarship today, you help hundreds of students afford an education.  You help hundreds in the community become financially literate through our College Cash® events. Every dollar makes a difference. This year,…

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  • Chaim, Academic Physician Posted 11.30.15

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    Dr. Chaim Golfeiz graduated with his Medical Degree from the Temple University School of Medicine thanks to funding from The Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund. Prior to medical school, Dr. Golfeiz earned his magna cum laude bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University. During his fellowship, Dr. Golfeiz spearheaded a project investigating the long-term complications of inadvertent dural punctures following epidural for…

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  • Lily, Aspiring Nurse Posted 10.08.15

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    As a Peace Corps volunteer, Lily Mendelson spent two years in the Dominican Republic working as a Youth Development Promoter. She trained youth groups in areas concerning sexual health and taught teens about the prevention of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. She supervised 81 youth groups and 32 regional coordinators during her time in Latin America. Today, Lily is in…

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  • Congrats, Nkem Posted 09.22.15

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    Congratulations, Nkem Nwogbo, on winning the grand prize College Cash® scholarship. The surprise scholarship announcement was made at the Student Awards Ceremony in August. Nkem is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying Accounting. She attended the loan repayment College Cash® session held in the fall of 2014. Although she had been to previous College Cash® sessions…

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  • We Just Paid Raymond’s $30,000 Student Loan Debt Posted 08.06.15

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    On Wednesday evening, UMBC grad Raymond Major walked into Central Scholarship’s annual awards ceremony owing $32,000 in student loans. He walked out owing $2,000. Congrats for winning the $30,000 Student Loan Pay-Down award, Raymond! Scroll to the 5 minute mark in the video to view Raymond’s reaction. Interviewed last week by Jamie Costello of ABC 2 News, Raymond said, “We invest in…

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  • Congrats, Caitlyn Posted 07.27.15

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    Congratulations, Caitlyn McCaulley, on winning July’s College Cash® scholarship. As a UMBC student studying biology, Caitlyn wrote about the helpful advice she received at a College Cash® seminar. She attended the“Finding Money for College” session in the winter and learned about streamlining applications to maximize her chances of winning instead of “applying for everything”. Caitlyn realized that being specific in scholarship…

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  • Private Scholarships Should Benefit the Student, Not the Institution Posted 07.19.15

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    Have you heard of higher ed  institutions reducing financial aid once a student receives a scholarship? We are shedding light on the problem, award displacement, in The Baltimore Sun. “Private scholarships should benefit the student, not the institution“ is the title of Vice President Michele Waxman Johnson’s editorial in The Baltimore Sun. Ms. Waxman Johnson wrote about the problem of award…

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  • Congrats, Demetrius Posted 06.29.15

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    One essay that stood out from the rest of the College Cash® applicant pool belonged to Demetrius Marcoulides. Relating the financial aid process to his background in the restaurant industry, he intertwined the cooking process with the financial aid process. He writes, Before restaurant dinner service starts, each cook must finish their mis en place, French for ‘everything in its place.’ Before Central…

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  • Get To Know Your Loans Posted 06.25.15

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    The first step in paying back student loans is to understand them. At Central Scholarship, we ask students to document their student loans and keep track while they are in school. Know your interest rate, servicer, repayment period, and how much you owe. Start by logging into the National Student Loan Data System for Federal loans, and to AnnualCreditReport.com for private…

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  • Student Loan Debt Numbers Posted 06.15.15

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    In honor of this summer’s big announcement that Central Scholarship will be paying off student loan debt, we want to illustrate the student loan debt situation in the United States.  In order to understand the scale of the student loan debt problem in the US, let’s look at numbers. Nationwide, student loan debt is nearly $1.3 trillion dollars. It exceeds credit card…

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  • We Are Paying Off Student Loan Debt Posted 06.02.15

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    We have big news! Earlier today, Central Scholarship announced a brand-new, life changing program to our current scholarship recipients. Debt-free, or close to it – that’s the promise we make to one of our recipients in attendance at the Student Awards Ceremony on August 5! Central Scholarship will wipe out the undergraduate student loan debt, up to the national average, for…

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