Students who apply must have resided in Maryland for at least one year, or live within 200 miles of Baltimore City. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or above. Minimum family incomes are required; income levels vary depending on which education program students want to pursue.
Community college or career training programs can include health professions, commercial driving, HVAC, construction, and others. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies. An essay will be required with the application.
Central Scholarship is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1924 and is based in Owings Mills, Maryland. The founders wanted to improve the lives of people in Maryland by generating charitable funds that could be used for the advancement of people with dreams of better lives. In 2012, they extended their services to include making college more affordable for low-income families in Maryland through scholarships.
The deadline for this scholarship VARIES each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000 - $40,000.
For more details, visit www.central-scholarship.org/scholarships/overview/