CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP HOSTS ANNUAL STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY- COMMITS OVER $1 MILLION TO LOW-INCOME STUDENTS IN MARYLAND
Central Scholarship’s event will focus on teacher excellence and feature Maryland Teacher of the Year Joshua Parker as a guest speaker.
Baltimore, Md. – July 3, 2012 – Central Scholarship will host its annual Student Awards Ceremony on July 12th, 2012. The evening event will honor the 2012 award recipients, announce new scholarship funds, award the final MONEY® Magazine Scholarship for student financial literacy and honor teacher excellence in Maryland. This will be the fourth consecutive year that Central Scholarship has committed over $1 million in scholarships and interest-free loans to low-income students throughout the State of Maryland.
Central Scholarship has funded dozens of teachers pursuing graduate degrees in education through two endowed scholarships. These donors recognize the importance of excellent classroom teachers in schools and aim to help students further their education so that they can make a bigger impact on the students they teach. By funding these teachers, Central Scholarship is raising the skill level of teachers in Maryland; these funds not only support these teachers, but the hundreds of students that they will go on to educate throughout their careers. The special guest speaker at this year’s event will be Joshua Parker, 2011-2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
When: July 12, 2012, 5pm-7pm. Program begins at 6pm.
Where: The Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Opportunities: Interviews and photos with student recipients, donors, and Central Scholarship staff. Photos of the MONEY® Magazine Scholarship winner with a $5,000 check.
About Central Scholarship
Central Scholarship enables students to pursue education or training after high school through scholarship opportunities and interest-free loans that fund the gap after all other financial aid has been awarded. Established in 1924 and with more than $1 million in scholarships awarded annually, Central Scholarship screens student applications against dozens of scholarship opportunities according to criteria established by its donors. With a deep connection to its students and the local community, Central Scholarship’s uniqueness is in its approach: investing in the future of students, their families and the neighborhoods in which they live.
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Jessica Schmidt-Bonifant, Development Director