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Mission & History

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Mission

Central Scholarship helps determined Maryland students build better lives and fulfilling careers by providing crucial support that enables them to complete an accredited college degree or career-training program.

 

We Fulfill Our Mission By

Funding

the financial gap between high school and post-secondary education

Educating

students and parents about college affordability

Advocating

for public policy that improves college access, affordability, and completion for low-income students

Moses Rothschild, Central Scholarship Founder

Moses Rothschild, Central Scholarship Founder

Roots

In 1924, our founders utilized charitable giving to make education beyond high school easily accessible. Their fresh and innovative approach to building strong, thriving communities was deeply rooted in their Jewish values that have been a guiding force in achieving access to higher education.

Nearly a century later, we provide funding for education after high school including undergraduate, graduate, professional, and career training studies, regardless of gender, religion, race, or ethnicity. Our funds reflect a broad range of interests that allow students to pursue their goals after high school and help them make informed decisions about their higher education.


How You Can Support Our Mission

Donate

Find out how you can make a donation to Central Scholarship.

Ways to Give

Volunteer

Learn about ways you can volunteer at Central Scholarship.

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Establish a Fund

Get information on creating an endowed fund or annual scholarship fund.

Learn How

We’re idealistic dreamers aiming to better the world around us through education.

Margie Warres, Executive Director, 1952-1988