Education briefs

February 04, 2011

Black History Month

Jim Jackson, AACC coordinator of minority recruitment, presents "NASA's Black Astronauts: The Fabulous 14," a multimedia presentation on the careers of Charles Bolden, Robert Curbeam, Mae Jemison and Stephanie Wilson. Event takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 107, 101 College Parkway. Admission is free. Information: 410-777-2529.

Saturday seminars

St. John's College sponsors this event that explores seminal works by Anton Chekov, Cervantes, Nathaniel Hawthorne and several other notable authors. Seminars will be held in the college's McDowell Hall, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 26. Registration is required. Cost is $40. Information: 410-295-5544 or

Round table discussion

"The War Ends in North Carolina," a Chesapeake Civil War Round Table discussion led by Mark Bradley, takes place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Cade Center at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2428.


•Deadline for Scholarships for Scholars applications is Wednesday, Feb. 9. Applications are available through high school guidance or career counselors or may be downloaded at

•The Anne Arundel County branch of the American Association of University Women will offer three one-year awards of $2,000 each for the 2011-2012 academic year. Eligible candidates are women who have attended AACC and are planning to attend or continuing to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must be county residents, have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and show evidence of financial need and a commitment to community service through volunteer or employment activities. Applications are available online at or from the financial aid office at AACC. The deadline for applications is March 29. Information: 410-518-9978 or e-mail

Internship participation

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines would like to be a part of an internship to receive real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information on how the internships work or to provide an opportunity, contact the college's internship office at or go to

Nursing scholarships at AACC

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate of science degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or

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