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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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: prospective college students & people seeking vocational training for employment

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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Anonynja

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Brittany53

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Central Scholarship gave me an interest free loan that is helping me reach my dreams!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What I like about Central Scholarship is that they believe in financial support at all levels of education. Many organizations will stop at high school seniors or college freshman, but Central Scholarship understands that as you rise in education level, funds are harder to come by. Without their help, my higher education would have been in jeopardy, and I believe they truly value helping students of all levels and backgrounds.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have received multiple scholarships from Central Scholarship over the years and they have always been so great to me. They offer multiple financial aid opportunities and really make sure they help out a vast amount of students, like myself, that are in need and/or have shown great merit. With these scholarships, I have been able to focus on my studies and continue into graduate school where I am studying physical therapy. Someday I hope to help others with my skill sets and give back to the community the way Central Scholarship did with me.

elsalvadorlove2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!!

Meredith P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work full time and attend law school at night. Getting an interest free loan as a graduate student was wonderfully helpful. It is so difficult to find funding even as an outstanding student and I am very grateful for their program and their desire to give me a chance.