Alpha Phi Alpha seeks applicants for scholarships...

EDUCATION DIGEST

March 28, 2001

Alpha Phi Alpha seeks applicants for scholarships, awards

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. of Columbia is accepting applications for its annual scholarship and recognition awards program. Guidelines and applications are available in Howard County high school guidance offices.

Nine scholarships will be offered to high school seniors of African-American or African descent. Eight of the awards are $1,000 each; the ninth is $2,000. Recognition awards also are offered. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday.

Information: 410-869-9248.

Morgan alumni association announces grants program

The Howard County chapter of the Morgan State University Alumni Association has announced a 2001 scholarship program for prospective Morgan State University students.

High school students with a 2.6 or higher grade point average should contact a school counselor for information.

The application deadline is April 20.

Early education program breaks ground in Columbia

The Young School, an independent early education program for children ages 8 weeks through 5 years old, has broken ground for a building in Long Reach village, Columbia.

The 12,000-square-foot school, scheduled to open in the fall, will absorb the school population of the Young School's Red Branch Road facility. It will accommodate more than 155 children and include a full-day kindergarten.

Information: 410-381-6191.

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