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The Barbara Ash Scholarship Fund

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Barbara Ash, formerly the research director for the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, died in an automobile accident on September 15, 2007.  Barbara was a warm, caring person, a loving parent, and a valued colleague, who was admired by all who knew her. She was also an active member of her community and believed in the benefits of "giving back."

In honor of Barbara and her work on behalf of community colleges, this scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who will be attending any one of Maryland's 16 community colleges for the first time and who have demonstrated leadership in community service. This year, up to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The scholarship funds, which will be used for tuition, fees and books, will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient's community college. In the event the recipient does not use the funds at the selected community college, the money will be returned to the fund's administrator, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County opens in a new window.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Must be a 2011 graduate of a public high school in Maryland or graduated after April 2010
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Must demonstrate financial need, but does not have to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant
  • Applicant must have demonstrated civic leadership in community activities.
  • Applicant must submit a short typewritten statement of his/her particular qualifications for this award including the benefits that his/her involvement brought to the community.
  • Applicant must have at least two letters of recommendation (neither can be from an individual related to the applicant).
  • Full-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program is preferred but not required.

Download complete Scholarship Application PDf format

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