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Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors attending Annapolis-area high schools, and also from home-schooled students. Up to four scholarship awards of $1,000 each are available to area students who plan to attend an accredited college or university and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. For an application and information, email cf1729@yahoo.com or go to annapolisrotary.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 1. Relatives of Rotary members are ineligible.

Digital award

Anne Arundel Community College's Bridge to Success program was recently named a winner in the community college category of the Digital Education Achievement Award. One of the aims of the program is to provide an introduction to subject matter and online learning for underserved populations, nontraditional students and those seeking higher education who are unsure of their readiness. Information: 410-777-1249.

Tuition aid at AACC

Financial aid is available at Anne Arundel Community College. In addition, the college has a no-fee, interest-free payment plan that allows the cost of tuition to be spread throughout a term. Payment plans are available. For information about financial aid, call 410-777-2203 or go to aacc.edu/finaid. Students can also meet with a financial aid representative on a walk-in basis at the Arnold campus, Glen Burnie Town Center, AACC at Arundel Mills or the Fort Meade Army Education Center.

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: aacc.edu/aid/scholarships. Those interested in contributing to the fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation: 410-777-2515, foundation@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/foundation.

Internship program

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines want real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information on how the internships work, or to offer an internship, contact the college's internship office at aacc.edu/foundation or aacc.edu/internships.

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 aacc.edu/finaid.

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.

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