School board to vote on budget Feb. 22

The Anne Arundel County school board has delayed adoption of its capital budget for the next fiscal year from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22. The meeting time remains 10 a.m.

Adoption of the capital budget is the sole purpose of the meeting. No public testimony will be taken; the board has already held public hearings on the issue.

The board will hold its regular session on Feb. 15.

Information: 410-222-5311.

Nonprofit to award county scholarships

Scholarships for Scholars Inc., a nonprofit organization, awards scholarships to graduating seniors attending public and private schools in Anne Arundel County and who are county residents.

Since its inception in 1983, Scholarships for Scholars has awarded more than $1.6 million to seniors who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in specific disciplines and who have contributed to their schools and to the community.

To learn more about the scholarships available, the application process and deadlines, visit, send an e-mail to scholarshipsforschol or call 410- 626-7013. The deadline is Friday.

Schaefer program offers scholarships

The William Donald Schaefer Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2006-2007 school year.

The award provides funding to full-time students preparing for a career in public service. There is $150,000 available to be awarded, and 10 new awards are expected to be made.

Applicants must be Maryland residents, demonstrate need and attend or plan to attend a Maryland postsecondary institution. They must be enrolled full time in a course of study, training or other educational activity designed to prepare for a career in public service.

Applications for the scholarship are online at mhec.state. Applications and other required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by March 1. Applicants also are required to fill out the free application for student aid by March 1.

'TappKidd' Johnson to perform at AACC

Ryan "TappKidd" Johnson will present Madd Rhythms at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College.

Sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee, the free performance will begin with a jam session with the AACC adjunct jazz combo and Johnson. It also includes a discussion of the history of tap.

Information: 410-777-7021.

Program to help in college transfers

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has launched a program that will offer transfer scholarships to Maryland community college students to attend a four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time undergraduate student.

The Distinguished Scholar Community College Transfer Program will award a scholarship of $3,000 per academic year. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

To be eligible, applicants must be Maryland residents, complete 60 credit hours by fall 2006, have a Maryland community college transcript with an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, attend a Maryland four-year institution as a full-time undergraduate student, and apply for the scholarship within one year of completing the community college course requirements or earning an associate's degree.

Applications and more information are available at Applications and transcripts must be mailed by March 1 to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Black History Month observed

Anne Arundel Community College will observe Black History Month with music, dance, an exhibit and movies by black filmmakers.

Kicking off the celebration is "A Tribute to Black Sports Films and Black Filmmakers," a film and lecture series and free exhibit sponsored by the Black Student Union. All films will be shown in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology's Room 107. The series begins Monday with a 4:30 p.m. showing of Love and Basketball.

Admission is $3 for the public and free for AACC students and employees. A discussion about the film's impact and message will follow each screening. Information: 410-777-2305.

There also will be a monthlong exhibit on black filmmakers in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery. Call 410-777-2218 for hours and more information.

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