MOUNT AIRY — Catonsville scholarships
Several scholarships for the coming year are available for current or perspective students at Catonsville Community College.
More than $150,000 to be used as scholarship money was presented to the school by the Catonsville Community College Foundation Inc.
The scholarships are:
* The June Fishpaw Scholarship to a female student, age 25 or over, who has accumulated a minimum of six credits with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
* A $200 scholarship for a female student participating in the Project Second Start program or seeking a degree in a non-traditional career field.
* The Ruth Ann Patterson Memorial Scholarship will cover tuition and fees up to $500 for a full-time or part-time student in English, communications, humanities or the fine and performing arts.
* English, communications, humanities or fine and performing arts students can also apply for the $100 Dinah Emmet Memorial Scholarship.
* The W. C. Burroughs Co. Scholarship provides money for full and part-time students in technical study programs.
* Three $625 scholarships offered by the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. are available for students majoring in criminal justice or law enforcement.
* The William Debaugh Scholarship supports two scholarships for up to $600 per student for those enrolled in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure program.
* Recreation, Parks and Leisure students can also apply for a $500 scholarship granted by the CCC Student Recreation and Parks Society.
* The Bill Failkowski Memorial Scholarship offers $250 to students in the mortuary program.
* Students in technical studies, including engineering and automated manufacturing can compete for several $250 scholarships.
* The Charles H. Hickey Scholarship offers $500 to a criminal justice student.
* The CCC Alumni Association sponsors complete scholarships for three full-time and two part-time students.
* The Kingsmore Opportunity and Minority Scholars Grants and other money from the CCC Faculty Scholarship Fund is also available.
* The Edward Edmond Verdier Memorial Scholarship provides full tuition and fees and books for a male student, age 30 or over, pursuing an associate in arts degree in computer-aided design or computer graphics.
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Day-care rules studied
The town Planning and Zoning Commission continues to study possible changes to its day-care ordinance.
Current town regulations are more restrictive than the state's for child-care facilities. As a result, operators go elsewhere to open a new operation, Town Planner Teresa M. Bamberger said.
The town allows half the number of children in one facility that the state permits, she said.
At Monday's meeting, Bamberger said she discussed information about day-care ordinances in other municipalities.
Commission members also would like to visit some facilities, she said.
Some members have been concerned that state regulations are not strict enough, Bamberger said.
In other business, the commission gave conditional approval to 36 lots in the Twin Ridge residential development on Ridge Road. The development has space for 303 lots.
A petition to annex the 25-acre Rigler property on Prospect Road was tabled at the petitioner's request, Bamberger said.
The next master plan workshop was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the town hall.
Arthritis program set
The Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic program is now available to Carroll County residents through a $700 grant from the Arthritis Foundation's Maryland chapter to the Carroll County YMCA.
A portion of the grant will go toward scholarships to allow non-YMCA members to participate in the program.
The aquatic program offers gentle activities in warm water with guidance from a trained instructor. Any adult with arthritis may participate.
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Inmate program unaffected
A program that allows inmates at the county detention center to receive their high school diplomas will not suffer due to cuts in the educational budget, the county commissioners decided Monday.
Money from the detention center's operating budget for this year will replace money taken away due to budget cuts.
The Board of Education had to cut more that $1,000 from the program, which included a 46-week long course of biweekly classes to prepare for a high school equivalency exam. The money went to pay for the exam, which costs $128, and for the $928 operating cost of the program.
The course would have been cut to 36 weeks, which is not long enough to learn the material necessary to past the test, said county Management and Budget Director Steven D. Powell.
Powell suggested the county take the money from the current budget to replace what was cut. The commissioners agreed to find a way to make it up in next year's fiscal budget.
Carroll may recover debt
The county is studying an offer from a debt recovery service, Steven D. Powell, director of management and budget, told the county commissioners Monday.