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Join us this month for COLLEGE CASH 101

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.

Thanksgiving Thoughts — We Need Your Help!

Posted: 11.15.12

a grateful Central Scholarship award recipient

Central Scholarship is a fantastic financial resource for students in Maryland.  We know this.  You know this.  How can we get others to know this?  Easy — take 5 minutes out of your day to post a review about us on www.greatnonprofits.org.  When others see that we (like last year) are a top-rated Education non profit in 2012, they will know that we are making a real difference in the community.

Are you a grateful scholarship recipient?  A donor to our cause?  Are you a volunteer?  An education professional?  Perhaps a parent of a student who received a scholarship?  We will be grateful to YOU if you take a few minutes to share your thoughts about us with the world.  Click here to begin.   Before you are able to post, you will be asked to create a profile which is a quick process.

Last year, scholarship recipient Lauren wrote…

“Central Scholarship really helped change my college experience. While I could afford to go to college with my parents help, it was a real strain and I had to work so much that it cut into my study time. With Central Scholarship’s generous help I was able to graduate in 4 years with a degree in biochemistry and study abroad for a summer in Spain which I never would have been able to do otherwise. I continued working as a resident assistant for room and board but luckily I was able to graduate debt-free with just that one job. They communicate in a very prompt and effective manner and are so compassionate.”Great Nonprofits website page on Central Scholarship screen shot

A parent of a scholarship recipient wrote on the website…

“As a parent of a student who has received an interest free loan, I am grateful. My husband and I have helped our children with their higher education, but can only do so much. The interest free loan my son received was very helpful and much appreciated.”

Have a happy thanksgiving with your friends and family — we give thanks for your help!

Career Training Scholarships Available — Apply now

Posted: 08.13.12

Community College of Baltimore County logo

READY TO START A CAREER?  We can help you get the training you need.

In partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County, Central Scholarship is offering scholarships to students pursuing career training.

How the Program Works

  • You must apply and be accepted to participate in your chosen training program (HVAC, construction, commercial driving, physical therapist aide, pharmacy tech).
  • To be eligible, you must be a Baltimore City resident with a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a family income of $66,000 or below.
  • Class schedules will be determined once all participants are selected. All classes will begin in fall 2012. Night and weekend classes will be made available if possible.
  • Classes will be held at CCBC campuses (Catonsville, Essex, Dundalk, Randallstown, Pasadena, or Hunt Valley – varies by training program).
  • The cost of the training is funded by grants.
  • Each student is expected to invest up to $200 toward the cost of texts and tools.
  • Job placement assistance will be available once training is complete.

How to Apply:  Click here.

Application deadline:  August 31, 2012.

Application is online only.  If you are chosen as a semi-finalist, we will contact you for an interview.  CCBC will register accepted students when classes begin.

Questions? Call 410-415-5558 or email Angela Harrison, [email protected]

Students Volunteer at Thank-A-Thon & Focus Group

Posted: 01.24.12

Student volunteer at 2012 Thankathon  Student volunteer at 2012 Thankathon

Students stepped up to help this month at not one but TWO volunteer events.  Central Scholarship held our annual Thank-A-Thon where students call donors and express gratitude for their support.  Scholarship recipients like Ladell and Solomon (pictured above) and Denise, Alex, and Solomon (pictured below) donated their time to call donors and thank them for all that they do.

Student volunteer at 2012 ThankathonStudent volunteer at 2012 ThankathonStudent volunteer at 2012 Thankathon

Earlier in the month, we invited students to our office for a focus group lunch that Central Scholarship holds every year.  During lunch, students participated in a discussion led by the staff.  The questions asked helped us understand the student’s perspective in applying to Central Scholarship.  Thanks to all of the students (pictured below) for their helpful suggestions on how to improvea prospective student’s experience.

Staff and Students at Annual Central Scholarship Focus Group  Students at Annual Central Scholarship Focus Group