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.
I have served as a Board Member for a little over a year.
The organization is well staffed - CS staff work tirelessly to assist students with understanding their obligations related to higher education, with affording the costs of attendance and also to advocate to lawmakers on behalf of students.
CS Board members are a diverse (lawyers, accountants, higher education officials, etc.) and sharp group of individuals that keep pushing the mission of the Organization and also keep a watchful eye over the Organization to preserve its financial footing.