Education briefs

March 09, 2012

Continuing education

St. John's College offers two weekend fine arts workshops to the community beginning April 2. Learn about watercolor sketching in an outdoor workshop conducted by Jean Brinton Jaecks at the home of college president Christopher Nelson. The public is also invited to a workshop on the primitive firing of earthenware pots, led by John Jenson. Weekend workshops meet two to three times and tuition ranges from $20 to $50. Registration is due two weeks before the start of class. For more information, contact Molly Burnett at 410-626-2881 or molly.burnett@sjca.edu or visit http://www.stjohnscollege.edu.

Scholarship for women

The Anne Arundel County Branch of the American Association of University Women has announced the availability of two, one-year scholarships of up to $2,000 each for the coming academic year. Candidates must be women who have attended Anne Arundel Community College and plan to attend a continuing education program or four-year college or university. Applicants are also required to live in Anne Arundel County, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and demonstrate a financial need. In addition, the recipient must show a history of community service and volunteer activities in school or the community. Applications are available at http://aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org or from the financial aid office at Anne Arundel Community College. Questions: Barbara Marder at bhmarder@aacc.edu. Deadline is March 29, 2012. Awards will be announced in April.

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 aacc.edu/aid/scholarships. 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: aacc.edu/aid/scholarshipshttp://aacc.edu/aid/scholarships/. Those interested in contributing to this fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, foundation@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/foundationhttp://aacc.edu/foundation/.

Internship program

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 internships@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/internships.

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 aacc.edu.

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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