Education briefs

May 11, 2012

Open house

Anne Arundel Community College offers a free open house for a preview of its 15 fall Peer Learning Partnership courses beginning at 9:30 a.m. June 1 in Room 100 of the Center for Applied Learning and Technology on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Open to ages 16 and older, the program has no academic requirements for membership but participants must join the program to register for PLP classes and participate in discussion groups and other events. For course descriptions, schedule, pricing and information, call 410-777-2325 or go to aacc.edu/plp.

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 the 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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