Education briefs

Cited for homeless aid

Brandon G. Mathieu, a senior at Broadneck High School, was recently recognized by the Board of Education for his work and leadership on an Eagle Scout project that helps fellow students.

In 2012, Mathieu was moved by an article in the school newspaper about pupil personnel worker Jackie Neil and her work with homeless families in the Broadneck community. He decided to focus his Eagle Scout project on the issue, and met with Neil and fellow pupil personnel worker Michele Walters to develop a project.

Over the summer, he organized members of his Scout troop to perform a "backpack stuffing" three weeks before school started at Broadneck High School.

As a result, the school could offer a backpack filled with school supplies to every homeless student starting school in the area. The remaining $500 in donations was contributed to the Marge Collins Scholarship Foundation, given in honor of a pupil personnel worker who retired three years ago. It's awarded annually to a college-bound homeless student.

Mathieu received a certificate of recognition from interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins.

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.

Cybersecurity scholarship

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 to allow contributions from the community. Preference will go to U.S. citizens living in Anne Arundel who are attending a cybersecurity studies program, are enrolled full-time and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply: visit Those interested in contributing to the fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation at 410-777-2515, or

Internship program

Anne Arundel Community College seeks employers to participate in its internship program. Students get real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government, and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information, go to 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: 410-777-2203 or

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