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Central Scholarship Board Chair Jerry Focas

Central Scholarship Elects New Board Chair

Posted: 11.16.17

Jerry Focas is new Chair of Central Scholarship’s Board of Directors

Baltimore, MD (November 16, 2017) – Central Scholarship has elected Jerry Focas as the new Chair of its Board of Directors at their September 2017 annual meeting.

Jerry Focas first joined the Central Scholarship Board of Directors in 2014. Mr. Focas is a Partner at Jensen, Hassani, and Focas, P.A. in Towson, MD. He is an alumnus of University of Maryland and University of Baltimore School of Law. Mr. Focas credits fellow board member Larry Kamanitz with recruiting him to the Central Scholarship Board, and sharing his enthusiasm for supporting Maryland students in their pursuit of higher education.

Jerry Focas takes over the role of Board Chair from Ira Wagner, who served as Chair since 2014. As Board Chair, Mr. Wagner oversaw several developments, including the Student Loan Pay Down award and passage of a bill restricting student award displacement at Maryland public universities.

At the September annual meeting, the Central Scholarship Board also elected two new members – Michael Davenport, Manager of Large Customer Services for BGE, and Bruce Rosenberg, an economist and real estate investor.

About Central Scholarship:
Central Scholarship, founded in 1924, awards over $1 million annually in scholarships and interest free loans for career training and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Central Scholarship also offers College Cash® education sessions to help students and their families become more informed consumers of higher education and reduce their loan burden. For more information, visit

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