Bay Business Group Awards New Scholarship

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Group Teamed with CSM Foundation

Two students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have been named the first awardees of a new scholarship established by Bay Business Group and the CSM Foundation – Josh Griffith of Owings and Cayla Chase of Lusby. Both students are majoring in business administration at CSM.

Griffith and Chase attended a recent meeting of the Bay Business Group, where the two scholarship recipients spoke briefly about their business ideas. “Both Josh and Cayla were a delight to meet and listen to their entrepreneurial plans,” said BBG Secretary Karen Croll. “We intend to offer each of them a free, one-year membership to the Bay Business Group in support of their marketing and networking efforts for their businesses.”

“The BBG's focus is to create great business leaders and owners through education, experiences and opportunities,” said BBG President Cindy Bliss. “The scholarship fund was established to financially support students pursuing a business degree and to raise awareness of what the BBG can do for others. We believe that by helping others succeed in business, families, schools and communities are also positively impacted.” The Bay Business Group is an organization of more than 100 advocates for economic growth and prosperity.

The Bay Business Group Annual Scholarship is designed to provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to two Calvert County residents attending the College of Southern Maryland. Among other requirements, the recipient must have graduated from one of the four public high schools in Calvert County, be a current Calvert County resident, be a full-time student majoring in business administration at CSM, maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or better and demonstrate financial need.

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CSM Online Scholarship Finder Open. College of Southern Maryland students who would like to apply for scholarship funding for the 2017-2018 academic year can apply online using the Scholarship Finder. Some scholarships have a March 31 priority deadline; however, most scholarships have a May 31 deadline. Students applying for CSM Foundation Scholarships are required to complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA application, which ensures students are automatically considered for all relevant scholarships. For more information and to submit an application, go to