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Two Weeks Left to Apply For Scholarships

Two Weeks Left to Apply For Scholarships

Posted: 03.12.12

Students — the April 1st deadline is approaching and we encourage everyone to get their applications in to us soon.  Every year, we have scholarship-worthy students who begin their applications and forget to come back and complete them before the deadline.  Don’t let that be you this year and complete your application today!  If you have any questions about the application, call our office at 410-415-5558.

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.

Central Scholarship President, Jan Wagner, selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2012

Posted: 03.07.12

Central Scholarship President Jan WagnerANNAPOLIS, MD– Jan M. Wagner, president and CEO, Central Scholarship, Baltimore, and a resident of Easton, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, its 20th Anniversary Class.  Founded in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions.  Wagner is one of 52 accomplished and talented statewide leaders selected to participate in the eight-month program.

Following a two-day opening retreat in April, participants will attend five two-day, and one one-day intense sessions focusing on issues, such as, economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity.  More than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

“The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary group of statewide applicants,” according to Nancy Minieri, founding president and CEO of Leadership Maryland.  “After participating in a comprehensive range of experiences during this milestone anniversary year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.”  Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated over 900 statewide leaders.

For more information, contact Jessica Schmidt-Bonifant, Development Director. 410-415-5558 or [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