School System Sponsors Free Scholarship Workshop

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Charles County Public Schools is sponsoring “The Scholarship Workshop,” a two-hour, interactive session hosted by author Marianne Ragins, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at North Point High School.  

The workshop is designed to help students successfully complete the college scholarship search and application process. Ragins is a one-time recipient of more than $400,000 in scholarship offers and author of “Winning Scholarships for College” and “College Survival & Success Skills 101.” The workshop will cover the following: 

- Resources to use to find scholarship opportunities;
- Easy guidelines for writing scholarship-winning essays with examples;
- Helpful tips on using the Internet to research scholarships;
- An inside look at obtaining positive recommendations;
- Helpful tips on how to stand out against other scholarship applicants;
- Ways to highlight your personality and achievements during interviews; and
- Last-minute strategies helpful in obtaining funds for college.  

The seminar is free-of-charge and is open to county high school students, parents and guardians. Space is limited to the first 450 participants in attendance and reservations are required.

Visit to register. Students who attend are eligible for the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship. For more information on the scholarship and workshop, visit  

As a high school senior, Ragins applied for and received more than $400,000 in scholarship funds for college. She launched “The Scholarship Workshop” to present her experiences and help others in the college scholarship search process. Ragins has been featured in publications such as USA Today, People, Ebony and Newsweek and also made appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America” to speak about her experiences and the workshop.  

Ragins received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Florida A & M University and a master of business administration degree from George Washington University. Both of Ragins’ degrees were obtained with scholarship funds. She is the founder and president of The “Scholarship Workshop” and sponsor of the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship. She is the author of “Winning Scholarships for College,” “10 Steps for Using the Internet in Your Scholarship Search,” and “The Scholarship and College Essay Planning Kit.”  

For more information on registration, call (301) 934-7309.


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