Central Scholarship

Rating: 4.93 stars   101 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 6 Park Center Court Suite 211 Owings Mills MD 21117 USA

Mission: Central Scholarship is devoted to helping individuals achieve a better life through higher education. We believe that education is a right, not a privilege and that scholarships are an investment, not an expense. We fulfill our mission by: -Funding the financial gap with grants and interest-free loans -Offering financial literacy to educate students and parents about college affordability -Honoring the achievements of our students through publications and events
Results: In 2014, Central Scholarship received over 5,000 applications from students and we committed over $1 million in scholarships and interest-free loans to 220 students. In 2014, one third of our scholarship recipients were the first in their family to attend college.
Target demographics: students afford higher education
Geographic areas served: Maryland
Programs: over $1 million in undergraduate, graduate, and certificate training scholarships every year and free financial literacy education to our community.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-6012589
410-415-5558
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship is an amazing organization that has been there for me as I journey toward my degree in accounting. As a mom of four and a full time student, Central Scholarship has been there for me and I am so grateful for all the help they have given me and for the invaluable guidance via lecturers and events.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Central Scholarship provides funds for deserving college and graduate students, and they do so with compassion, enthusiasm and professionalism. Central Scholarship staff have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to "go the extra mile," whether colloborating with peers in the field or reaching out to their student applicants and recipients. I consider this organization to be extremely reliable, and also, a pleasure to work with!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to Central Scholarship's Interest Free Loan, I have been able to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Raised by a single parent, I am so grateful to Central Scholarship for providing this invaluable support for me for college. Every person I came in contact with at Central Scholarship was so wonderful!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The scholarship and interest free loan I received through Central Scholarship enabled me to stay in one of the best Physician Assistant programs in the nation. Thanks to them, I can worry less about money, and focus on learning, the most important aspect of school. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude. Thank you Central Scholarship!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Central Scholorship is very professional and is helping many students to gain higher education. I happened to be one of those students and I am very great full for their help. Organization like central Scholorship makes a difference in lives of many. Thank you

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot describe how grateful I am for everything that Central Scholarship has done for me. This is such an amazing organization because they truly care about education and their goal is to help people succeed. The aid that I got is going to help me through school. Thank you Central Scholarship!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Where would I be without central scholarship? As a nursing student and a mom, I dedicate all my time to school and parenting. Unfortunately that means I cant work because nursing school is gruelling. That also means I cannot afford to pay for tuition. Central Scholarship granted me a much needed scholarship that covered about 50% of my tuition. This was a tremendous relief. Those who have to pay full tuition out of pocket or with loans will attest to the headache and anxiety that can result from not having money by the deadline. I am very greatful for this opportunity to attain my academic goals stress-free. This has inspired me. I know that when I graduate, I will join the good work that central scholarship does to help less opportuned people like myself achieve their dreams.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am grateful for all the aid I have received from Central Scholarship. I was able to continue my education without worrying about how to afford it. Thanks to the organzation help I will be the first in my family to graduate from College.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship Bureau, I want to thank you for all the scholarships you have giving me these last two years. The aid has really came to need and the ease of not worrying for paying for school. Thank you so much!!!

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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The aid the CSB has given me has literally changed the course of my life. I was always aware that paying for college would be a struggle, but it wasn't until the first financial aid package came back that it really hit me how hard it would be. I had big dreams of attending the University of Virginia as a Chemical Engineering student, but it was beginning to look like I would have to shoulder massive loans each and every year in order to continue my studies. That's where the CSB changed everything. Thanks to the generous Lessans Family Scholarship and the CSB interest-free loan, I have been able to attend the school of my dreams without having to fear a future of massive loan-debt repayment. I can go to school, focus on my studies and participate in a work study program. Challenging, but very doable with focus and commitment. Without the help and support of the CSB, I would either incur huge debt or have to take periodic breaks from my education to work full time to save the money to continue. Their belief in my ability to succeed and eventually "pay it forward" carries me through the tough challenges.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship is by far one of the most beneficial programs for individuals such as myself. I come from a minority background and programs like this are fundamental to my success. I am a second year law student and would not know where I would be without such a caring and compassionate program and more so employees. This has helped me achieve a milestone in my life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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