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CS Opens 2016 Loan & Scholarship Application Process

Posted: 01.24.16

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Jan. 18, 2016) – Following in its 91-year tradition of helping Marylanders afford higher education, Central Scholarship is now accepting applications for 2016 scholarships and loans.

Maryland students (who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents) with a GPA above 2.0 and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college, university, community college or career school in the upcoming academic year can apply for Central Scholarship awards if they meet the following criteria:

– A family income below $90,000 a year for students pursuing a college degree


– A family income below $66,000 a year for students pursuing career and technology training

Those who have not been a Maryland resident for at least one year, but live within 200 miles of Baltimore City can apply are eligible for interest-free loans only.

Applications will be accepted through Apr. 1, 2016. To download the application, visit For more information, call 410-415-5558.

All students will be evaluated based on grades and application essays. Degree-seeking student semi-finalists will be contacted by email on a rolling basis in May, June and July. Winners will be announced by Aug. 15.

Community college and career training program applications are reviewed on a rolling basis each month and finalists are contacted by email to interview and notified one month later if the application is approved.

In recent years, the demand for Central Scholarship’s services has grown exponentially. In 2015, the non-profit funded 11 percent of the students who completed their applications. One third of the scholarship recipients were the first in their families to pursue college.

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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