Education briefs

March 25, 2011

Teacher education fair

The Anne Arundel Community College's free Teacher Education Fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology, Room 100, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Event offers information about teacher education in Maryland, transfer student information, the AACC Student Education Association, the job application process, Praxis test information and teacher certification processes. Participants can attend one or all of the four information sessions being held. Fair is for college students already majoring in education, county high school students interested in becoming teachers, substitute teachers and career changers who may already have a degree but would like to become certified to teach in Maryland. Representatives from area schools, Bowie State University, the College of Notre Dame, McDaniel College, Morgan State University, Salisbury University, Stevenson University, Towson University, UMBC, UMES, University of Maryland, College Park, and others will be in attendance. Information: 410-777-2981 or aacc.edu/teach.

Reading and signing

A reading and book signing by fiction and nonfiction writer Andrew Wingfield, whose works include "Hear Him Roar," "Right of Way" and place-based personal essays, take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Anne Arundel Community College Humanities Building, Room 112, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2545.

Scholarships

•The 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 Anne Arundel Community College 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 aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org or from the financial aid office at AACC. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 29. Information: 410-518-9978 or e-mail bhmarder@aacc.edu.

•The Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting applications from graduating seniors attending Annapolis high schools, including home-schooled students. Up to four cash scholarship awards of $1,000 each are available to area students who plan to attend an accredited college or university and have demonstrated a commitment to community services. Relatives of Rotary members are ineligible. Application deadline is Friday, April 1. Application and information: e-mail cf1729@yahoo.com or annapolisrotary.org.

Internship participation

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines want 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 internships@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/internships.

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 aacc.edu.

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