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Scholarship Season Arrives

Area students—and organizations that serve them—will be busy applying to college this spring. CBM Bay Weekly presents the following opportunities for lowering the hefty price tag of higher education.

The Lothian Ruritan Club continues its legacy of sending area students to college. The group currently offers ten $1,000 scholarships to 2020 graduating high school seniors living in southern Anne Arundel County/northern Calvert County or who attend one of the five public high schools in that area (Southern HS, South River HS, CAT South, Northern (Cal Co.) HS or Huntingtown (Cal Co.) HS). Scholarship funds come from annual sales of citrus and strawberries, Burger Burns, spaghetti dinners, baked goods and pizzas, as well as contributions and endowments from Ruritan ­members.

Scholarships are for students studying at two- and four-year colleges and trade schools. Deadline is Feb. 17. Application and details: lothianruritan.org


Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports professional Annapolis musicians and music programs for youth, will award grants of up to $4,000 from its David Glaser Educational Fund for 501(c)3 organizations in the greater Annapolis area whose summer programs benefit underserved students and have a strong music component. The David Glaser Educational Fund intends to offer underserved Annapolis youth exposure to the arts, particularly music.  Deadline is March 15. Applications and details: am-fm.org.