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MONEY Magazine Scholarship Announcement

MONEY Magazine Scholarship Announcement

Posted: 05.03.12

Students attending College Cash 101 seminar

Exciting stuff is brewing here at Central Scholarship.  This month, we will announce the first winner of the MONEY Magazine Scholarship.

All those who attended College Cash 101 (read about our annual financial literacy event here) in March were eligible to apply for a MONEY Magazine scholarship.  Four students will win scholarships.  Three students will win runner-up scholarships and the big winner will receive a $5,000 MONEY Magazine scholarship to attend their accredited institution of choice.  The contest required that students write an essay about their experience with financial literacy.  We will profile and share these students’ essays with you as we announce the winners.  Stay tuned!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Posted: 03.08.12

Marjorie Cook Scholarship recipient Hillary ScholtenToday is International Women’s Day — a holiday we celebrate by helping women afford higher education.  Since the founding of Central Scholarship in 1924, we have assisted women with dreams of college degrees.  In the first half of the 20th century, we paid for a young woman to pursue a degree in architecture when she was the only woman in her class and architecture was viewed as a man’s profession.  Since then, we have helped countless women become doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers — all when they asked us for help.  Today, we offer women not only funding for undergraduate and graduate programs, but also professional studies.  Most recently, this included an entire class of CNA/GNAs (Nursing Assistants).

We are also proud to offer the Marjorie Cook Scholarship each year.  This Marjorie Cook Scholars program provides grants of up to $5,000 for women with a passion for women’s rights and equality who are pursuing graduate degrees in law or public policy.  In 2011, one of our Marjorie Cook Scholars was Hillary Scholten (pictured).  Hillary is in her final year in a four-year evening program at the University of Maryland School of Law.  She writes, “I was honored to receive the Marjorie Cook Scholarship for Women in recognition of my work as a woman and for women in the field of law.  My desire to serve disadvantaged women through legal advocacy is still strong, as is my need for financial assistance in completing my J.D.”  As a student supervisor at the University of Maryland’s Immigration Clinic last year, she worked on cases dealing with the problem of victimized immigrant women.  Hillary helped battered women who report the abuse but face the near certain result of the deportation of their primary breadwinner.

We’re proud of our long history helping women gain independence.  Today, Central Scholarship congratulates all women who dream of postsecondary education.

Check out the latest student reviews about Central Scholarship by our students at GreatNonProfits.org

Posted: 12.01.11

Screen shot of student reviews of Central Scholarship on greatnonprofits.org website

 

The jury’s in…students LOVE Central Scholarship  — and we love our students!  Take a look at their reviews about us at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/central-scholarship-bureau-inc/.  Thanks, everyone, for your kind words!

Exciting Update on CS Scholar, Zach Klipstein

Posted: 10.06.11

 

 

Meyerhoff Scholar Zach Klipstein winner of the US Department of Energy’s Solar DecathlonMeyerhoff Scholar, Zach Klipstein (pictured above),  helped build “Watershed” — a 100% green home — in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year.  The Decathlon is a yearly competition held in Washington DC.  Zach is a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Architecture and has received scholarships from Central Scholarship for several years.  And (drum roll please)… UMD won the competition!

Purdue University took second place in the competition, and New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) received the third-place award.  The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

Congrats, Zach!