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For Immediate Release (02-28)
Date: June 6, 2002, 2002 
Contact: Dave Willingham, 240-567-7970; Pager: 301-930-0972
               Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Pager: 301-930-3880

Montgomery College Offers Scholarship Opportunities
Alumni Awards Cover Most Expenses for Full Time Students

             Having a parent who attended Montgomery College could be worth some serious money.  The Alumni Association of Montgomery College is offering scholarships to children of alums who’ll attend full time at any of the College’s three campuses, in Germantown, Rockville, or Takoma Park.

            Alumni Director Jessica Warnick says the grants, worth $1,850 each, could amount to near-full scholarships, covering the College’s in-county tuition of $79 per credit hour, plus many books and other necessities.  “There’s still time for eligible students to apply for these outstanding awards,” says Warnick. “We look forward to reviewing the candidates’ credentials.”

            To qualify for the Alumni Association scholarships, a student must be the son or daughter of an alumnus and attend Montgomery College on a full-time basis.  Students currently attending the College are welcome to apply, as are high school graduates. An applicant must have a grade point average of at least 2.5.  Financial need may be considered, but is not required.

            “These scholarships are an important way the Montgomery College Alumni Association honors those who have attended the institution,” says Association President Robert F. Costello. “They help further the Montgomery College tradition, while supporting the educational goals of deserving students.”  

            Candidates must apply for the scholarships no later than June 30.  To request an application, please call the Alumni Office at 240-567-5378.

            The Alumni Association also offers “Statue of Liberty” scholarships for Montgomery College students whose parents did not attend the institution.  The scholarships require that a one-page essay on “What Freedom Means to Me” accompany the application.

            The alumni scholarships are among numerous ways students can get help with their educational expenses at Montgomery College.  “Just last year, we administered over $17 million of financial aid to our students,” says Director of Student Financial Aid Melissa F. Gregory.  “There’s a lot of money available.” 

For more information on the Montgomery College student financial aid program, please visit the College’s website at or call one of the following numbers:

Germantown campus: 240-567-7812

Rockville campus: 240-567-5100

Takoma Park campus: 240-567-1506.

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