Education briefs

March 07, 2014

College Fair

Middle and high school students preparing for college can meet face to face with more than 150 representatives of colleges from around the country at the annual Anne Arundel Community College Fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The fair is free and gives students the opportunity to talk with admissions representatives about the best preparation for specific programs as well as the chance to learn about colleges they might not have heard about.

AACC representatives will be on hand to talk about degrees that transfer to both Maryland and out-of-state colleges, programs that lead to immediate job training, how to earn college credit while you are still in high school and other questions.

For more information and a list of colleges planning to attend, go to http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair.

Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting scholarship 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 students who plan to attend an accredited college or university and have demonstrated a commitment to community services. Relatives of Rotary members are ineligible. The application deadline is April 1. Information: annapolisrotary.org or email cf1729@yahoo.com.

Engineering scholarships

Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support its 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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