From the "Daily Times" of Salisbury
Your View: Scholarship fair participants [AND DONORS] thanked!
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This is prime college scholarship search season, and I'd be remiss not to mention that March 1 is the deadline for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible to receive financial aid from the state of Maryland. Many other scholarship sponsors ask to see
it, too. If someone needs help with the FAFSA, see a high school counselor, a college financial aid counselor or ask us at the Delmarva Education Foundation. DEF helps people find money to continue their education.
My other reason for writing is to thank all the people who helped make the DEF Scholarship Fair at The Centre at Salisbury mall in January such a success. What a great demonstration of community commitment to helping students. Special thanks go to the scholarship sponsors,
event sponsors, volunteers, counselors and those who visited the informational tables. We printed 500 programs and ran out well before the event was over. Scholarship sponsors and table hosts used words such as "best thing we've ever done," "never stopped talking," "will bring more materials next time" and "students from all over the peninsula." Credit is due the high schools and the local media for their indispensable promotional help and to The Centre for
providing such a great place to meet. We are already planning the second annual DEF Scholarship Fair, tentatively scheduled for Jan. 12, 2013.
DEF is a privately funded nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve college access and success for residents of the lower Delmarva Peninsula. I hope you will join me in thanking DEF's donors, whose support made the DEF Scholarship Fair possible. These individuals and
organizations are leaders in recognizing the positive impact increased educational
attainment can have on individuals, their families and our community. DEF's donors are both generous and far-sighted. How fortunate for us all.
To learn more, to help or to get help, contact DEF at www.delmarvaed.org or call
Executive Director, Delmarva Education Foundation