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September 2006 Press Release






Distinguished Scholar Event to be held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


What:               The Maryland Higher Education Commission will sponsor its annual

                          Distinguished Scholar Recognition Day Ceremony. The afternoon will feature an

                          art exhibition, showcase of the performing arts, followed by a recognition


                          Schedule of events

                          Noon - 4 p.m.               Visual Arts Exhibit

                          1:00 p.m.                       Showcase of Performing Arts

                           2:00 p.m.                      Recognition Ceremony

                           3:00 p.m.                      College Fair

                           3:15 p.m.                      Financial Aid Session

Who:                 Secretary Calvin W. Burnett, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Secretary

                           Kristen Cox, Department of Disabilities, and President Freeman Hrabowski,

                           UMBC will serve as guest speakers.

When:               Noon-4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2006

                           2:00 pm Recognition Ceremony

Where:              In the Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland,

                           Baltimore County (UMBC), 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland. More than

                           1,000 students and parents are expected to attend.

Significance:   The Distinguished Scholar program is a $4.2 million grants program that

                            provides 350 new scholarships each year plus continuing awards to students

                            who maintain an annual 3.0 GPA in college. The scholarship can be used for

                            any college-related expense at any degree-granting institution in Maryland. The

                            award is $3,000 a year for four years.

Editor’s note: The best photo opportunities are at 1 and 2 p.m.


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