Central Scholarship

Rating: 4.94 stars   128 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Education

Address:

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.

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410-415-5558
www.central-scholarship.org

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Reviews for Central Scholarship

Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship astounded me with their generous contribution toward my college education. Their help was immense, and I can only express my deepest gratitude. Thanks for enabling me to pursue my degree in accounting worry free.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Central Scholarship awarded me with a scholarship that allowed me to live on campus my freshman year of college. Without them I wouldn't have been able to do it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship is a full service scholarship organization. Besides for providing such helpful funding, they are also always there to help and take pride in all the successes of each individual. I am so grateful to Central Scholarship for being there for me throughout my years in college, which I attended while raising 4 young children. Thank you, CS!!!

 
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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

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a first generation college graduate. I wanted to continue my education and get a Master's Degree in Social Work. Through central scholarship I was able to apply to one of their graduate student scholarships and receive the financial assistance I needed to make my dream come true and continue school. As of this moment I am almost done with my first semester of graduate studies and one step closer. Thank you Central Scholarship.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship made college possible for me and countless other students. I have received a grant every year of my undergraduate career thanks to the amazing generosity of this program. I cannot overstate the positive impact Central Scholarship has had on my life. Not only did that first acceptance letter I received in 2012 allow me to attend Maryland's flagship university, it also gave me the confidence to apply to many more scholarships and grants. I have received the Gilman Scholarship and PPIA Princeton JSI as well as several grants from UMD. I never would have had the strength to try had it not been for Central Scholarship; I never would have gone to Chengdu, China or Princeton University and experienced great personal growth. Thank you, Central Scholarship, for kickstarting my life.

The picture is from a silly moment with my mom after Central Scholarship's 2015 Annual Student Awards Ceremony in my hometown, Baltimore.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Central Scholarship launched my college career by providing generous financial support as well as a network of fellow students, supportive staff and kind donors. The application process was streamlined and handled professionally with clear and open communication, with an easy-to-find location and friendly staff managing the interviews. The scholarship recipient event was lovely and introduced us to each other and some of our stories. I must thank Jennifer Bauer and Angela Harrison for their help during the application and scholarship disbursement process, which I began two years ago in doubt that I would even be able to attend college. I am now a double major at the University of Maryland, College Park and have been studying abroad in China for the past year.

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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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship allowed me to get an interest-free loan and pursue a Master's in Environmental Policy. The staff was extremely helpful through and after the application process, even calling me the next year to ensure I did not miss the deadline for my second year of graduate school. Thank you for helping me achieve my career goals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a post-bacc student who was looking for a second chance to get the education I wanted and Central Scholarship helped make it happen. This organization is unique because it takes the time to really get to know their scholarship recipients. I could not believe how welcoming they were and enjoyed meeting everyone that was involved in this wonderful process. This organization has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people who want to help others receive an education without drowning in debt which has inspired me to work hard so I could also donate towards a scholarship and help other students achieve their dreams.

Thank you Central Scholarship for giving me the chance to pursue my dreams without being weighed down by increasing college education costs.

I am eternally grateful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship helped me make it through graduate school. They are always so helpful and really helped me through my education through both scholarships and interest free loans! I thank them greatly!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship Bureau is a fantastic organization that truly eased the financial burden of four years of college followed by three years of law school. I will be forever grateful for the scholarships and interest-free loans they provided me. Additionally, the staff was helpful and knowledgeable and readily answered all of my questions. I cannot speak highly enough of Central Scholarship Bureau.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central Scholarship helped me get through nursing school with an interest free loan. However, they provide more than just financial support. CSB offers all kinds of free classes to help students plan their careers and become financially responsible. Additionally, the staff at CSB got to know me personally. They took an interest in my success and acted as cheerleaders throughout my education and subsequent career.

 
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