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    Press Releases - DEF holds SCHOLARSHIP FAIR at Centre Jan. 12
    by: Rota L. Knott
    (Posted 11/20/2012)

    Students from across the lower Delmarva Peninsula are invited to connect with local organizations and individuals offering college financial aid at the Delmarva Education Foundation’s annual Scholarship Fair at The Centre at Salisbury mall on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DEF helps local residents to find money to continue their education.

    Click here to see the video from DEF's first Scholarship Fair in 2012.

    Through its Scholarship Fair, DEF connects local students with local people who have money to give. Dozens of scholarship sponsors from across the lower Delmarva Peninsula will be on hand to meet with prospective applicants from Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester counties in Maryland, as well as Sussex County, Delaware and Accomack and North Hampton counties in Virginia. Students will be able to learn about DEF’s free, online database of local-priority scholarships, talk with counselors from local high schools, ask questions about financial aid, and get help with the scholarship application process.

    This is also a great opportunity for local scholarship sponsors to increase awareness of both their scholarship offerings and of their organization. Any group or individual offering financial aid for students is invited to participate; the cost to reserve a fair table is $25.

    The mission of the Delmarva Education Foundation is to promote college access and success for residents of the lower Delmarva Peninsula. For more than a decade, DEF’s trained college access advisors have provided assistance to individuals, families and groups on a wide range of topics relating to post-secondary education.

    Funding for the event is provided in part by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Pocomoke City Elks Lodge #1624. Two other local education-based non-profit organizations, Kids of Honor and Horizons at Salisbury School, will provide assistance and support for the Scholarship Fair.

    Call DEF at 410-219-3336 or visit www.delmarvaed.org for more information.