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2 Weeks Left to Apply

Posted: 03.14.16

We have over $1 million dollars to award and the deadline to apply is in two weeks on April 1st. Central Scholarship began in 1924 by providing vocational training scholarships for orphaned Jewish men. We’ve since grown and now provide $1,000,000 annually to Maryland residents, without regard to gender, religion, race or ethnicity. Funding is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students pursuing professional degrees. Don’t wait until the last minute and apply right now.

At our core, we are here to help the most under-served to give those students a chance at a better life. Applicants are considered for more than 40 scholarship programs upon submission of the 2016 General Application for Degree Seekers. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Applicants may complete an optional section of the 2016 General Application for Degree Seekers to apply for an interest-free loan. Benefits of this program include: NO interest, NO fees, NO credit score cut offs, and a 10 year repayment plan (payments start small and increase in increments each year). The average loan offer is $4,000 and co-signers are required without exception for all applicants. This is a competitive program and funding is not guaranteed to all applicants. Applicants for the Interest-Free Loan Program must attend school full time.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship & Interest-Free Loan

  1. Maryland resident (or live within 200 miles of Baltimore City)
  2. US Citizen/Permanent Resident
  3. Enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited college/university
  4. Graduating high school senior OR Undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior OR 1st year, 2nd year, or 3rd year graduate student OR Professional student (J.D., D.D.S, etc.)
  5. Family income below $90,000
  6. 2.8 GPA or higher to be competitive


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. The deadline is April 1, 2016.

2013-2014 Scholarship Application is Open

Posted: 01.02.13

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Who Should Apply???  

High school seniors planning to attend college, current college students, graduate students, and professional students too! There are over one million dollars in awards available across forty unique scholarship programs.

Central Scholarship awards hundreds of scholarships to outstanding students just like you! Apply by April 1st to be considered for multiple scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

  • Maryland Resident (or reside within 200 miles of Baltimore City)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Family income below $90,000
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher to be competitive
  • Enrolled in, or applying to,  an accredited US college/university

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

This year, in addition to the General Application 2013 which qualifies you for over 40 scholarship programs, Central Scholarship has a new matching feature to pair you with very specific scholarships that may fit you!

Note: Semi-finalists will be contacted on a rolling basis in June and early July.

To apply, you will need to have a resume and your Student Aid Report (SAR) which can be accessed at www.fafsa.ed.gov