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The Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund
(Deadline: Application Entry MUST be postmarked on or by February 25th)


What is it?
This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship is set at $1,000.

Who is eligible?
In order to qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Must be a current resident of the state of Maryland;
  • Must be a junior or senior at a Maryland high school, or currently attending (or plan to attend) an accredited Maryland post-secondary school (college, university, trade school, or medical school);
  • Must be the first person in his/her immediate family who will be attending a Maryland accredited post-secondary school (as defined above). “Immediate family” is defined as consisting of direct family lineage, such as brothers/sisters, mothers/fathers, and grandparents on either mother’s or father’s side.
  • Must be planning to enter a medical or medical-related field. Medical or medical-related filed shall mean the professional work of a duly licensed medical practitioner; this includes, but is not limited to, nurses, laboratory scientists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and bioengineers . This does not include administrative services such as secretarial or sales careers.
  • Must be attending, or planning to attend, a Maryland post-secondary institution or medical training school (i.e. Medix School or qualified nursing program).

How do I apply?
  1. Complete the Scholarship application form that follows this page.
  2. Write a one page essay on the topic provided in the space provided. This may be typed or handwritten. If typed, it must be single spaced 12 point font with 1” margins.
  3. Mail the completed application packet to:

    The Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
    5516 Maudes Way
    White Marsh, MD 21162

  4. You may also e-mail the application and essay. Applications can be scanned and sent via e-mail, and the essays may be submitted with the application via Microsoft Word. The application and essay should be e-mailed to: applications@cemsfund.com. Please use “Scholarship Application” as the subject.

  5. Applications MUST be postmarked (or e-mailed) on or by February 25th.
  6. The winner will be notified via mail and e-mail in mid-March.

What else do I need to know?

  1. The winner will be decided by a committee of Fund members, based on the applicant’s meeting of scholarship eligibility and the strength of the written essay.
  2. The winner is encouraged, but not required, to attend the Fund’s annual Bull and Oyster Roast, which takes place on Friday, May 1st, 2009, at the Rosedale Gardens in Rosedale, MD. Tickets are $30 each, and the winner’s friends and family are welcome to attend. Event information will accompany the award letter.
  3. The scholarship MUST be used on valid school-related expenses. These include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, books, or supplies. The student MUST provide proof of attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution, and must provide proof of fees incurred before being awarded the scholarship monies.
  4. If, for any reason, the winner is deemed to be ineligible for the scholarship, for reasons that include, but are not limited to – failure to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, not meeting the eligibility requirements for the scholarship, or misrepresentation of intended major or career plans – will have the rights to the scholarship revoked, and any monies paid must be returned to the scholarship fund immediately.
  5. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or the application process, e-mail: administrator@cemsfund.com.
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