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O'Neill Foundation Funds $17,100 Grant for AACC

June 10, 2011

      Anne Arundel Community College has received a $17,100 grant from The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation to fund the purchase of software to streamline and improve the college’s scholarship application and administration process. The college was one of five institutions awarded education grants from the foundation this spring.

      The AACC Foundation Inc. manages more than 140 institutional scholarships annually and 250 funds supporting both scholarships and college programs. In Fiscal Year 2011, the foundation provided $764,362 to AACC students for scholarships and program support. Scholarships can range from $50 to $4,500 per student; matching applicants to institutional scholarship criteria is a two-person manual process.

      STARS Online: Improving AACC’s Scholarship Program will allow online scholarship application, automated applicant matching with scholarship criteria, tracking and review. The software will also enable the college to store scholarship data in a way that makes it simple for the system to deliver reports. The project will take about one year to implement and launch on the college website.

      The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation provides approximately $2 million annually in capacity-building grants to nonprofit organizations in Annapolis, Md. and eight other cities across the country. For more information on the O’Neill Foundation visit or For information on the grant, contact the AACC Foundation at 410-777-2515 or