Education briefs

January 27, 2012

AACC spring classes

Registration for spring session classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the seven senior activity centers operated by the Department of Aging and Disabilities. Classes begin April 2. For a schedule, visit the center you wish to attend or go to and click on a center for its list of courses. There is an $80 fee for all students. Also, students younger than 60 pay $40 per course. Some classes have additional fees for supplies or textbooks. To register, go to or call 410-777-2241.

Continuing education

St. John's College invites the community to participate in new programs, including weekend workshops and semester-long classes, through its Continuing Education and Fine Arts Program. Seminar discussions of classic works include Melville's "Moby Dick," Thucydides' "The Peloponnesian War" and Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil."

Classes will be held weekday evenings on the Annapolis campus, 60 College Ave., and meet once a week for six to 10 sessions. Weekend seminars will meet three times over the course of one weekend. Fine arts workshops will meet two to three times on weekends. Classes begin Feb. 11, and the registration deadline is two weeks before the start of each class. Tuition is $65 to $250.   

For registration or information, call Molly Burnett at 410-626-2881, email her at, or go to

Scholarship fund

Praxis Engineering has donated $25,000 to Anne Arundel Community College to establish a scholarship fund to benefit full-time students majoring in computer science, technical studies, engineering, or mathematics. AACC was selected by Praxis because of its national reputation and leadership role in cybereducation. The college has classrooms equipped with the latest cybersecurity technology. The first scholarship will be awarded next fall. Scholarships can cover tuition and fees, books, a computer and educational supplies. Application information can be found online at Apply by May 1.

Cybersecurity grant

Barrett and Anne McKown of Edgewater have established a $25,000 scholarship fund at Anne Arundel Community College to help offset tuition and educational expenses of county residents who enroll in cyber-related studies. The couple set up the Barrett and Anne McKown Scholarship for Cybersecurity Study as an open fund to allow contributions from the community. Preference will go to a U.S. citizen living in Anne Arundel who is attending a cybersecurity studies program, is enrolled full time and has at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply: Those interested in contributing to this fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, or

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 offer an internship opportunity, contact the college's internship office at or

Nursing scholarships

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's degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or

Engineering scholarships

Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support the college's Engineering Scholars Program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially needy, academically talented students to help them graduate from the school's engineering programs, transfer to a four-year institution and enter the workforce. Information: 410-777-2222.

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