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Spring College Cash Recap

Spring College Cash Recap

Posted: 05.05.15

Students in attendance at College Cash Seminar
Central Scholarship’s College Cash series covers a range of topics including Finding Money for College, Managing Student Loans, and What Parents Need to Know. Our April seminars cover Managing Student Loans and are free and open to the public. Central Scholarship Vice President, Michele Waxman-Johnson, presented to a crowd of two hundred guests between the two evenings in April. Spring sessions on Managing Student Loans were held April 23rd at the University of Baltimore, and April 27th at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve.

To see April College Cash photos on our facebook page, take a look here. Students who attended are eligible for one of several College Cash scholarships. Winners will be announced on social media in the spring and summer. To read about previous College Cash recipients, check out 2014 winners, Brett, Jyna, and Glen.

Within the student loan seminar, topics covered included You Are Not Alone, The Tangled Maze, Know Your Loans, Where to Find Relief, and Repayment Tips. Attendees included high school students, undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and parents. Thank you to our generous sponsors: BB&T, the University of Baltimore, and The Hotel at Arundel Preserve.

College Cash Wrap Up

Posted: 02.11.13

Joseph Lorick, keynote speaker for 2013 College Cash 101 Seminar

This year’s College Cash 101 was the best received seminar yet.  It was our fourth year in a row offering the service to students in Maryland.  Students and parents attended free sessions in Baltimore and Columbia and learned about the scholarship search, money management, and student loans.  We are grateful to our generous sponsors — BB&T, Howard County General Hospital, and SECU, for their support.

Our keynote speaker, Joseph Lorick, opened the session with a lively discussion about the importance of thinking about one’s future before signing on the dotted line.  Joseph wrote Did Everything But Think (D.E.B.T) — a guide to avoiding debt traps while on the path to financial freedom.  Joseph graduated from the 3rd oldest high school in the country, Baltimore City College, in 1999.  He went on to earn his bachelors in business administration from Bowie State University.  As a senior, Joseph began his career in banking and has never stopped.  He has worked in Collections, Credit, Mortgage, Consumer Loans, Consumer Checking, Small Business Checking and Strategies for ten years.  During this time, he has spoken with thousands of customers and gained extensive knowledge about the financial habits of American citizens.Students at the 2013 College Cash 101 Seminar

Our program staff (Roberta Goldman, Angela Harrison, and Jennifer Bauer) shared tips on how to stand out in the application pool and advised the audience about different types of student loans.  We had 100 students in attendance at the University of Baltimore College Cash session, and 120 attending the Columbia session at Howard County General Hospital.  Those who attended are eligible for one of three College Cash 101 Scholarships.  We are receiving applications for this scholarship now and results will be announced in May, June, and July via our twitter and facebook pages.  The first place College Cash 101 scholarship for $1,250 will be announced and awarded at Central Scholarship’s Annual Student Awards Ceremony in July.

Join us this month for COLLEGE CASH 101

Posted: 01.07.13

College Cash 101 Invitation

Join us for this year’s COLLEGE CASH 101 sponsored by BB&T, Howard County General Hospital, and SECU– a free seminar we offer to undergraduate students and high school seniors.  Why attend COLLEGE CASH 101?

1. Opportunity to win $2,500 in scholarship awards available only to those who attend

2. Network with Central Scholarship decision-making staff

BB&T logo3. Learn how making smart choices can help you avoid debt and set you up for success

To accommodate students living in different parts of Maryland, we have two sessions at different locations available this year.  Please choose which session you will attend below.  The same material will be covered at each location.

Tuesday, January 15th

Howard County General Hospital logoUniversity of Baltimore School of Law, Moot Court Room, 1415 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

5:30-8 pm *snow date for this event is January 22nd

Register here for the January 15th session. 

Directions to the UB School of Law.  Parking will be validated at the Fitzgerald garage and the Maryland avenue garage.

SECU logoThursday, January 31st

Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive #100, Columbia, MD 21044

5:30-8 pm

Register here for the January 31st session.

Directions to the HCGH Wellness Center.

Refreshments and snacks will be served at 5:30 pm and the program will commence at 6:00 pm.

This event is open to the public.  You may bring guests.