Arundel students earn scholarships
Anne Arundel County public school officials said the Class of 2015 received more than $154.5 million in scholarship offers, a 13.5 percent increase over the previous year. The total was for students at 13 comprehensive high schools, the Phoenix Academy and the Evening High School program.
Students at South River received $23.3 million in offers; seven other comprehensive high schools pulled in more than $10 million each, according to results from the school system's annual senior survey.
Students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program saw scholarship offers more than double from the year before. AVID students were offered $23.9 million in 2014-2015, up from $11.3 million in 2013-2014.
More than $22.9 million in scholarships were offered to black students, up from $19.3 million in 2013-2014, a 17 percent increase, school officials said.
Scholarship and other postsecondary information is provided by seniors and collected through Naviance, a program that enables school counselors to monitor college applications and provide advice to students. Seventy-nine percent of the county's graduating seniors planned to attend a two- or four-year college, 14 percent planned to work full time, 6 percent planned to enlist in the military and 3 percent planned to attend a private career school.
AACC coordinator seeks internship partners
The new internship coordinator at Anne Arundel Community College is seeking businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to participate in the college's internship program.
Nakia Barriteau comes to the college from Covenant House in Washington, where she was a senior employment development specialist. She also worked at the District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Transition Services Office of Job Corps and Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.
Barriteau has a bachelor's degree from Hampton University and a master's degree from the University of Baltimore.
To participate in AACC's internship program, visit www.aacc.edu/internships.
Donors sought for school supplies
Anne Arundel County is looking for people to donate to children who need school supplies. The Department of Social Services partners with county schools for its Back to School Program. The cost is $50 to $75, depending on the student's grade level.
For more information, download a brochure at aacounty.org/DSS/BSP.cfm, call 410-269-4462, or email volunteer coordinator Tanya Steele Clements at email@example.com.
—Cindy Huang, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Financial aid available at AACC
Financial aid is available at Anne Arundel Community College. The college also has a no-fee, interest-free payment plan that allows the cost of tuition to be spread throughout a term. Payment plans are available. For information about financial aid, call 410-777-2203 or go to aacc.edu/finaid. Students can also meet with a financial aid representative on a walk-in basis at the Arnold campus, Glen Burnie Town Center, AACC at Arundel Mills or the Fort Meade Army Education Center.