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Members of the Franklin High Black Student Union conducted a clothing drive Dec. 7 through 16, with donations going to the Salvation Army. Pictured at Franklin High School Feb 1, from left, are: Principal Pat McCusker, Justin Cole, Jaloncha Hawkins, Alexis McBean, Asia Chester, Erin Dixon, Bianca Wilson, Zoey Mason, Arianna Burrell, Ashlie Poole and Chauncey Roman.

Scholarship program accepting applications

Central Scholarship is accepting applications for 2016 scholarships and loans.

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Maryland students who are U.S. citizens or permanet residents with a GPA of 2.0 or greater and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college, university, community college or career school in the upcoming academic year can apply for awards. If the applicant is pursuign a college degree, their family must have an income of $90,000 or less; if the student is pursuing career or technlogy training, their family must have an income of $66,000 or less.

All students will be evaluated based on grades and application essays. Degree-seeking student semi-finalists will be contacted by email on a rolling basis in May, June and July. Winners will be announced by Aug. 15.

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Community college and career training program applications are reviewed on a rolling basis each month and finalists are contacted by email to interview and notified one month later if the application is approved.

Those who have not been a Maryland resident for at least one year, but live within 200 miles of Baltimore City can apply are eligible for interest-free loans only.

Applications will be accepted through April 1. To download the application, visit www.central-scholarship.org. For more information, call 410-415-5558.


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