Central Scholarship

Rating: 4.94 stars   128 reviews

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 2015, Central Scholarship received 3,889 applications and we committed over $1 million in scholarships and interest-free loans to 224 students. In 2015, 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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410-415-5558
www.central-scholarship.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Central Scholarship supported me during undergraduate education at John Hopkins and is currently funding a significant portion of my doctoral education in Nurse Anesthesia. The funding from Central Scholarship was/is beyond generous, but the "college cash" events are phenomenal. It was during a college cash event that I learned invaluable tips for school selection, as well as discovered sources of other outside funding. Central Scholarship as an organization and it's indefatigable staff members, is amazing!!!

 
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I am currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia Student who was able to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, with significant support from Central Scholarship Bureau. Central Scholarship not only provided me with scholarship money, but in attending their seminar(s), I was able to get the much needed information on other funding sources as well as learn the factors to consider when making college choices. I needed to choose 1 out of 4 graduate programs for Nurse Anesthesia, and the information I learned through CSB, played a pivotal role in my decision to enroll at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Central Scholarship Bureau outrightly rocks!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Flush them with more cash so they can help even more students.

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?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Central Scholarship provided me with an interest-free loan which greatly helped me in my completing nursing school. Thanks for a great organization and a great cause!

 
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Thank you so much Central Scholarship! This generous funding has helped me tremendously as I pursue my graduate education. Warmest wishes that you can successfully continue to assist the many Maryland students who depend on your scholarships and interest-free loans.

 
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Central scholarship has truly gone far and beyond what was necessary to help me with my financial burden. They have provided me with guidance throughout the financial process. It is not simply about solving an issue and then ceasing communication. Rather, I remain in contact with them constantly because of the family atmosphere in the office.

 
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I cannot thank Central Scholarship enough for extending me for the second year an award to assist me with college. The gift really helped reduced some of my college expenses. I am able to focus more on my studies without the worry about various costs in attending college. My family and I thank you ever so much!

 
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Central Scholarship is an excellent resource for students in Maryland to obtain scholarships for college. I was one of the fortunate recipents of an award. The award has afforded me the opportunity to focus on my educational goals and my committment to excellence. As a recipent, I will always be grateful and will always continue to give back to the community in some form or fashion. I am so thankful for such an organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would consider expanding where other states are afforded such an wonderful opportunity.

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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Thank you so much Central Scholarship. The scholarship really goes a long way in helping me attend graduate school!

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?

2014

 
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Central scholarship made my dream of going to college a reality for my parents. I am so thankful to them, plus it was so easy to apply.

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?

2014

 
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I don't know what I would have done without the interest free loan I received from CSB. I have so many friends drowning in student loan debt and fees. The help I got from CSB took a lot of pressure off of my family, and now that I'm graduated I don't feel like I'm paying back beyond my means. Great organization!

 
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I am thankful for Central Scholarship's commitment to helping students pursue their goals. I am a law student, laden with debt from my graduate school education. Central Scholarship helped ease that burden in my last year, and allowed me to continue pursuing my goals of advocating for women's rights. The pressure of school debt pushes many would be non-profit lawyers into the private sector. Central Scholarship is providing the assistance students need to continue viewing public service as a possibility for their future career.

 
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Sometimes, you experience angels in your life. That would be the Central Scholarship Bureau for me. Because of Central Scholarship, I am able to pursue my dream of becoming a musician by attending an amazing music school in Boston. Being raised in a single-parent household where groceries trumped private music lessons, I taught myself how to play the guitar and piano. When I was accepted into music school, Central Scholarship was a driving force in helping me actually attend the school. Someday, someway, I know I will be able to return the favor and help other needy students. For now, I daily thank Central Scholarship for all of their support and guidance. As a group, they truly are so wonderful and helpful! Central Scholarship truly is the BEST of the BEST!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOTHING AT ALL!

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?

2014

 
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The words "thank you" will never suffice in thanking Central Scholarship. They have made it possible for me to go to an amazing music school to learn how to be the best musician I can be. Central Scholarship has believed in me and helped me to believe in myself. This organization has been a blessing to so many students, myself included. The staff at Central Scholarship are angels in my life and I will always be grateful to them. Someday, somehow, I will help them be angels in another student's life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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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