Anne Arundel County

Education briefs

Rotary speech scholarships

Two seniors at Rockbridge Academy, a Christian school in Millersville, have won scholarships in the Rotary Club of Annapolis' Four-Way Test speech competition.


Joshua Bradley of Gambrills advanced to the Rotary District 7620 semifinals, where he represented the Annapolis Rotary Club. He was selected as a finalist for the district competition held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge in March and placed second in the final competition. In June, he is scheduled to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he expects to major in mechanical engineering.

Dan Dawson of Glen Burnie placed first in this year's local competition, but other commitments prevented him from participating in the semifinals. In June, he is scheduled to enter the U.S. Naval Academy, where he expects to major in electrical engineering.


The speech contest is based on the Four-Way Test of Rotary International: "Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

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: 410-777-2325 or

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 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 the 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, 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.