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May 31, 2017

Starting this year, a student from each of the 13 Anne Arundel County public high schools will be awarded the Anne Arundel Community College President’s Opportunity Scholarship.

Each high school principal will choose a student to receive the award worth $3,000 over four semesters. The scholarship supports an associate degree or transfer program at AACC, and students are chosen based on demonstrated dedication towards academic achievement, community service and an expressed commitment on the part of the student to follow through and complete educational goals.

Earlier in May, Dr. Dawn Lindsay, AACC president, hosted a breakfast at the college with each of the 13 county public high school principals to officially announce the new scholarship.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this new scholarship opportunity to graduating high school students in the county,” said Dr. Lindsay. “We are also grateful for the strong partnership AACC continues to have with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and are excited to support deserving students in achieving their educational goals.”

Students will not only receive financial assistance, but will also have special programs as part of their cohort. The cohort will participate in:

  • Service Initiatives
  • Faculty and Student “Brown Bags”
  • Student Onboarding Activities
  • Local Presentations at Each High School

The scholarship is funded through the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation. Scholarship recipients must maintain the criteria and guidelines to continue to receive the scholarship each semester. For more information, contact Oscar Joseph III, Ph.D., special assistant to the president, at