Anne Arundel County

Education briefs

Academic connections

Anne Arundel Community College hosts a free program for high school students at its Arnold campus. The Academic and Career Connection Program combines academic career and student services, and will be held at the Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 100 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 18. Students can meet professors, discuss programs of study and degree programs and apply for admission. Attendees will also be able to register for classes and find out about clubs, activities and athletics. Sign up at or call 410-777-1999


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 because of its national reputation and leadership role in cybereducation. 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 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: Those interested in contributing to this fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, or

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 or

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

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.