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Thanksgiving Thoughts — We Need Your Help!

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!

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