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By Yeganeh June Torbati and Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2011
As a class valedictorian heavily involved in student government and drama who has taken 11 Advanced Placement classes, high school senior Lindsay Michocki was courted by some of the country's top colleges, among them Johns Hopkins, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. But Michocki, who is to graduate soon with a perfect grade-point average at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, turned down their offers in favor of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she thought a merit scholarship from the university coupled with a competitive state scholarship called the Distinguished Scholars award would cover nearly all of her tuition for four years.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has seen more than a dozen of his players leave school early to pursue professional careers. The departures have often left Cirovski to wonder whether his former athletes would eventually come back to finish their undergraduate degrees. With a new program announced Tuesday by Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, athletes in all of the school's sports will be able to return with their scholarships intact as long as they left the university in good academic and social standing.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Mike Bowler contributed to this article | December 4, 1994
After years of political stalemate in Annapolis, the most powerful supporter of the state legislature's one-of-a-kind scholarship program says he will back a bill next year to eventually eliminate it.While details remain hazy, Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said he expects legislation that would eliminate the program within four years or phase it out over the same time period. The pool of scholarship funds -- $7.9 million this year -- might then be allocated by the apolitical state scholarship administration or at the community level, he said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 5, 2013
The Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation celebrated several milestones at its annual awards ceremony Nov. 13, surpassing the $160,000 and 160 scholarships marks during the past eight years. At this year's banquet the foundation awarded $27,000 in scholarships at the event held at Level Volunteer Fire Company. The scholarship program honors the memory of the late Charles W. Riley, a 52-year member and chief of Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Harford-Cecil Volunteer Fireman's Association and Maryland State Fireman's Association Halls of Fame.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Marina Sarris and Thomas W. Waldron and Marina Sarris,A Sun computer analysis of State Scholarship Administration records for 1992-93./STAFF GRAPHICStaff Writers | January 23, 1994
State lawmakers will face unprecedented pressure in coming weeks to end one of their most cherished perks, the legislative scholarship program.With the entire General Assembly up for re-election this year, efforts to abolish the scandal-tinged program appear to be gaining crucial support in the Senate, a traditional roadblock to reform.At stake is the power of senators and delegates to hand out $7.9 million a year in college aid. With few rules and no oversight,lawmakers have produced a hodgepodge of systems in Maryland's 47 legislative districts.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Evening Sun Staff | November 2, 1990
Inspired by a "60 Minutes" segment on a Mississippi millionaire who gives college educations to poor students, the Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved a new scholarship program called the Free State.The program will use state funds to provide up to $3,000 annually in college scholarships to low-income and middle-income high school students if they enroll in and pass college prep courses beginning in the eighth grade. This represents an attempt to get students involved in college prep courses a year before high school.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | June 30, 1992
University of Maryland officials told a federal judge yesterday that UM needs to retain its scholarship program for blacks to offset the lingering effects of past discrimination in the state's higher education system.The university outlined its position during a pretrial conference with U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz in Baltimore and lawyers for a student who is challenging the Benjamin Banneker Scholarship program at College Park.This is the second go-round in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for the case.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff Writer Staff writer Thomas W. Waldron contributed to this article | March 6, 1993
A House of Delegates committee voted overwhelmingly last night to abolish the legislative scholarship program, the first time in at least 25 years that a House panel has attacked the cherished political perk.The Ways and Means Committee voted 23-1 for a bill that would end the $7 million program in October 1994. The proposal calls on the General Assembly to come back next year with a replacement aid program for middle-income college students -- but one that is not perceived as tainted by politics.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2001
Kit Lau's life story reads like the classic immigrant success tale: grew up poor, married young in an arranged union, came to America at age 18, worked hard to put her kids through school - in her case, a very good school, Columbia University. Impressive, though far from unique. Except Lau decided to add another chapter. At age 47, after nearly 30 years of working in local Chinese carryouts and restaurants, Lau has gone back to school. Encouraged by her elder daughter, Lau is a few credits from earning an associate's degree in Internet and multimedia technology at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
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By MUPHEN WHITNEY | October 7, 1992
Have you ever dreamed that someone handed you a check for $300 so you could take riding lessons or attend a riding clinic?That's no dream. That's the Maryland Combined Training Association scholarship program.The MCTA annually awards three $300 grants. Applications for this year's scholarship are due by Oct. 24."This program has been in existence since at least the mid-'70s," MCTA scholarship chairman Peggy Sword said. "We make the awards in three categories: youth riders [13 and under], juniors [14 to 18]
NEWS
November 8, 2013
No wonder there is no money for education ( "State didn't give out $17 million in need-based scholarships, auditors say," Nov. 6). The state spent $68.5 million last year on a scholarship program and serviced 27,000 students. The article stated that most students only get $2,000 on average. The Sun has an opportunity for another article to investigate waste at Maryland Higher Education Commission. Guy Keith Salomon, Gwynn Oak - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com .
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
Edwin L. Kess, a retired labor relations director who was active in his church, died May 22 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. He was 86. "Edwin was strong-willed and wanted to succeed. He wanted to succeed in whatever he tried to do," said a brother, the Rev. Leon Kess Jr., retired pastor of Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church in Beltsville. The son of a U.S. Custom House worker and a cafeteria employee, Edwin Leroy Kess was born and raised in Fairfield. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in 1944, Mr. Kess enlisted in the Army and at the end of World War II, returned to Baltimore.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
First Financial Federal Credit Union honored students from the area's three public schools with scholarships of $3,000 each during its annual meeting in Timonium last month. Among the recipients were: • Sarah Anderson, Catonsville High School • Lindsay Yerrid, RICA Catonsville Educational Center • Melissa Miller, Lansdowne High School • Jacob Badin, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science. To qualify, students were required to be First Financial members, have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 2.5, be involved in school and community activities, and submit an essay, an academic reference letter, and a character reference letter.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
Seven Baltimore-area student-athletes were among the 13 state recipients chosen for the 2013 Minds In Motion Scholarships, provided by The Allstate Foundation. A luncheon held in their honor will take place June 4 at M&T Bank Stadium, where each of the winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Dr. Lillian Lowery, state superintendent of schools, will be the guest speaker. This is the sixth year for the scholarship program, which awards $1,000 toward post-secondary education to each of the female and male senior student-athletes chosen who attend an MPSSAA school and participate in MPSSAA recognized sports.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
A good crowd filled the gym at Bel Air High School Wednesday evening for a basketball game between faculty and students that raised well beyond the $1,000 goal for the Matt Rutherford Foundation that awards scholarships to BAHS seniors. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and other donations at Wednesday's game benefited the scholarship program established in memory of Matt "Hank" Rutherford, a Bel Air High senior who died in a car accident in December 2007. Raffles, the half-time show, the entrance fee to the game and to play netted $1,227, according to information provided Chris McDonough, a teacher at Bel Air High School. Concession money goes right to Bel Air High Boosters, which then makes a donation to scholarship fund at the end of the school year.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative darling since he critiqued President Obama's health care overhaul at the National Prayer Breakfast last month, was met with several standing ovations at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday morning, feeding speculation that he may run for office. “In 106 days I will be retiring,” said the 61-year-old Carson, Hopkins' longtime director of pediatric neurosurgery. “I'd much rather quit when I'm at the top of my game.
NEWS
May 29, 1994
Bank establishes scholarship programCitizens National Bank has established a scholarship program at Howard Community College.Two full-time students will be awarded $500 each per semester for tuition. The program begins in the fall.Citizens National Bank selected Howard Community College, which is in the bank's service area, in recognition of the support residents and businesses have shown over the years for the bank.The bank has pledged to offer part-time employment opportunities to award recipients.
EXPLORE
June 14, 2011
Laurel Citibank made a $1,000 donation to the Laurel High School Spanish Club June 13. The money will be used to fund various club activities, including Hispanic Heritage Month, Book Club, educational trips and the club's scholarship program for deserving students.
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Special to The Aegis | December 12, 2012
The Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation awarded $27,000 in scholarships to Harford County students during its seventh annual scholarship and awards banquet held Nov. 14 at the Level Fire Hall. The scholarship program honors the memory of the late Charles W. Riley, a 52-year member and former chief of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Harford-Cecil Volunteer Fireman's Association and Maryland State Fireman's Association halls of fame. He was also a past president of the Maryland State Fireman's association and served under four different governors as chairman of the Maryland Fire Training Commission.
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August 4, 2012
Eleven student employees at Carroll Lutheran Village have received scholarships for their undergraduate educations by the residents of the village. The scholarships were presented at a dinner and reception with residents in July. To qualify, student employees must have worked at least 1,000 hours at Carroll Lutheran Village, located in Westminster, and plan to enroll full-time in college in the fall. Each will receive $500 per semester for up to eight semesters. The scholarship program is funded by donations from residents of the retirement community to show appreciation for the students' efforts.
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