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Make Your Voice Heard: Next Town Hall Meeting, Nov. 7, at MC-Rockville

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Germantown Early Learning Center Receives National Accreditation

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MC in the News

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Solomon Graham, Former Montgomery College Foundation Director, Featured in Bethesda Magazine Article


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Check Out the October Staff Council Newsletter

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Men's Soccer Begins Title Run with Region Semifinal at PGCC Thursday, 3 p.m.

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Peer Experience and Success Seminar by Economics Club of Montgomery College at Takoma Park This Friday

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LGBTQ History Month Film and Discussion on "Pariah." Oct. 30 at MC-Rockville

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Savion Glover, World-Renowned Tap Dancer, to Perform at MC-Rockville Nov. 21

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NISOD Innovation Abstract: "Retention Issues in the Community College"

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CTL Saturday Half-Day Conference - Nov. 2 at MC-Germantown


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Early Learning Center to Raise Money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

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Adobe Software is Back at MC Books & More!


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Green Business Forum: Business As Agents for Social and Environmental Change, Nov. 1

Over 1,000 Came! The 2013 College Scholarship Conference was a Smashing Success

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Category: Features

Published: Oct 30 2013 12:00AM

The 2013 College Scholarship Conference, held on Saturday, October 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove, was a tremendous success!

A record-crowd of more than 1,000 Montgomery County students and families showed up early on Saturday morning to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at Montgomery College and local colleges and universities.

The Scholarship Conference featured 11 workshops on a broad range of topics, including the following: "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math College Scholarships," "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now!" "College and Financial Aid Planning," and "Transferring to Four-Year Schools: Understanding the Process."

Twenty-seven information tables were staffed by representatives from four-year universities, nonprofit organizations, and Montgomery College programs. Representatives from the following organizations lent their energy and expertise to making the day meaningful to students and their families: American University, Esperanza Education Fund, Herb Block Foundation, MC Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, MC Macklin Business Institute, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. Attendees had the opportunity to attend two workshops on institution scholarships, financial aid, writing essays, and preparing resumes.

Keynote speaker Marianne Ragins, who won more than $400,000 in scholarships during her senior year of high school, gave advice to a packed multipurpose room of high school and college students for two hours.

A special thanks to the College Scholarship Conference Planning Committee, co-chaired by Jessica Present and Chelsea Waugaman, the Transfer Scholarship Coordinating Committee, and all of the MC volunteers who contributed to make this event an extraordinary one. The conference is co-hosted by Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove.

Materials from the conference will be posted on as they are made available.

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