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I have a student who is in dire need of a last minute schol
Hello All,

I have a student who is in dire need of a last minute scholarship or grant. He was 
accepted to 7 colleges- Rochester Institute of Technology, New York; University of 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Towson University, Morgan State University, University of 
Maryland at College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Washington 
College, Chestertown MD for the fall 2009. 

He chose Washington College in Chestertown MD because of its’ size, the large 
academic scholarship offering ($66,000 over a 4-year period), and his belief that 
he would be an asset to the school and community.  
Despite his pattern of academic excellence, he did not receive any academic 
scholarship offerings from the other schools listed. His parents do not qualify for 
PLUS loans and the students is under 18, so he can not take out any private loans 
on his own behalf.   

He has demonstrated relentless motivation during his educational experience 
despite being homeless at one point, the death of his grandmother, and his mother 
being sick and out of work for a prolonged period of time. 
 A few of his accomplishments include:
o   Advanced Placement Scholar- for students who score 3 or higher on 3 or more 
advanced placement exams
o   SAT 1600 club – for students who achieve an SAT score of 1600 or higher
o   President’s Education Award – for outstanding academic achievement
o   Technology Achievement Guarantee- guaranteeing his work place readiness and 
technical skills for demonstrating distinguished technology achievement
o   Guidance Department Scholarship Award- for volunteering, and mentoring peers 
in the guidance department during high school
o   Instrumental Music Scholarship Award- for his talent and participation in 
musical endeavors during high school.
      We have spent an enourmous amount of time researching options for this 
student but I know that there are other resources out there, that I have not 
thought of.  If any of you have  recently compiled a list of scholarships and 
grants for your students that you are willing to share, please contact me off list.
Thank you,
Shanel Jackson- Martin,  Media Specialist
Church Creek Elementary School
                  Harford County, Maryland

"At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that
threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives
forever, for the better."  Barack Obama


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