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Shoe City App Deadline 4/30

Shoe City App Deadline 4/30

Posted: 04.02.15

Shoe City Scholarship recipient Rashanique Reese
Central Scholarship’s general application is closed as of April 1st, but the Shoe City scholarship application remains open through April 30th. Central Scholarships awards several students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year. Students must be graduating high school seniors from Baltimore City, Prince George’s County or Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2015.

Rashanique Reese received a Shoe City Scholarship in previous years. She studies Environmental Science and Policy at UMBC. Rashanique volunteered for the Maryland Zoo in high school where she was given the opportunity to work outdoors and work with animals. The zoo taught Rashanique how to educate people about animals, nature, and conservation, and inspired her to pursue environmental causes. She strengthened her passion for the environment when she had an opportunity to speak with the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Shoe City logoFollowing graduation, she plans to use her bachelor of science in environmental science with a minor in environmental policy and biology to travel abroad helping other countries. She also hopes to work in the U.S. to help clean up the coast, and eventually move into politics to help the government implement green ideas.

To apply for this year’s Shoe City Scholarship, click here.  The application deadline is April 30, 2015.

One Week Left To Apply

Posted: 04.21.14

Shoe City logoOur general application is closed as of April 1st, but one scholarship application remains open for undergraduate students until 11:59 pm on April 30th.  Central Scholarship awards four students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year.  The students must be graduating high school seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C.  Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2014.  Preferences toward applicants who are residents of Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Washington, D.C.  Click here to apply.  If you already applied in the general application that closed on April 1st, you are automatically eligible for Shoe City Scholarship funding and do not need to apply again.  This separate scholarship application is for students who did not already apply for a general application between January 1 and April 1.

Listen to what last year’s Shoe City Scholar, Ana Gudiel, has to say about receiving her scholarship.  Ana is a freshman at The University of North Carolina. In high school, Ana seized every opportunity to be involved. She was in the National Honor Society, the Junior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, the lacrosse team, and the bowling team. She also worked summers at CentroNia, a bilingual organization that supports more than 1,500 children in the Washington DC and Montgomery County area. She devoted one day out of her week to tutor kids who needed help in math and science. These have been Ana’s favorite subjects in school. She chose to major in forensic science because it allow her to play a role in providing closure to victims’ families in solving investigations. She looks forward to using her bilingualism with victims of violence who do not speak English.

Cori, Scholar of the Month

Posted: 12.24.13

Shoe City Scholarship Fund recipient Cori Hart

Cori Hart is in her sophomore year at Ohio State University.  She is working toward her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Cori received a Shoe City Scholarship which is one of a handful of programs that award DC students at Central Scholarship.  In high school, Cori demonstrated her academic excellence through her membership with the National Honor Society.  At Ohio State, Cori works on campus at the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center.  She is a member of the Black Knights Chess Club and she plans to join the Black Student Association as well as the Minority Psychology Students Association.  Cori looks forward to taking more psychology courses next year and engaging in research opportunities on campus.

Shoe City Scholarship Fund recipient Cori Hart and friends volunteering with Cleveland CropsIn the photo on the left, Cori is pictured with other volunteers dedicating their time to Cleveland Crops.  Cleveland Crops is an agriculture education, training and employment program operated by a non-profit employing people with disabilities.

The Shoe City Scholarship Fund at Central Scholarship has been helping students since 1999 achieve their higher ed dreams.  We are proud to help students like Cori afford a college education due to the generousity of donors like Shoe City.  If you are interested in helping students, please make a contribution.  By helping our students today, we are investing in their successful futures.

Shoe City Application Remains Open Until May 31st

Posted: 04.18.13

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Our general application is closed as of April 1st, but one scholarship application remains open for undergraduate students.  Central Scholarships awards four students with a Shoe City Scholarship every year.  The students must be graduating seniors from Maryland or Washington, D.C.  Eligible applicants should have been accepted to and planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2013.  Preferences toward applicants who are residents of Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, and Washington, D.C.  To apply, click here.

Diana Ramirez received the Shoe City Scholarship last year.  She is the first of her siblings to graduate high school as well as being the first to continue on to college.  Despite the pressures of being one of the primary providers for her family, Diana is a student at Notre Dame University of Maryland.  She works two jobs on campus, as a student aid in the school’s Academic and Career Enrichment Center and as a Spanish tutor in the school’s language lab.  Diana is from Prince George’s County and she writes, “Being able to study in a place like Baltimore has opened so many doors for me.  I have gone places I’ve never visited, and have made friends with people also working for their education.  Of course life has its ups and downs, but I am definitely not letting it bring me down no matter how hard it gets. Thank you, Shoe City Scholarship donors, for helping me embark on such a journey.”