Our general application is closed as of April 1st, but one scholarship application remains open for undergraduate students. Central Scholarships awards four students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year. The students must be graduating seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2013. Preferences toward applicants who are residents of Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Washington, D.C. To apply, click here.
Diana Ramirez received the Shoe City Scholarship last year. She is the first of her siblings to graduate high school as well as being the first to continue on to college. Despite the pressures of being one of the primary providers for her family, Diana is a student at Notre Dame University of Maryland. She works two jobs on campus, as a student aid in the school’s Academic and Career Enrichment Center and as a Spanish tutor in the school’s language lab. Diana is from Prince George’s County and she writes, “Being able to study in a place like Baltimore has opened so many doors for me. I have gone places I’ve never visited, and have made friends with people also working for their education. Of course life has its ups and downs, but I am definitely not letting it bring me down no matter how hard it gets. Thank you, Shoe City Scholarship donors, for helping me embark on such a journey.”