Rising Sun Chamber donates $2,000 to scholarships

Published on December 3, 2020 under , , , ,

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NORTH EAST, Md. – While the COVID-19 pandemic has shutdown most large gatherings and events, the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce continued its commitment to supporting higher education with a $2,000 donation to the Cecil College Foundation. This donation funds two scholarships, the first for students in the healthcare programs and the second for students in the business programs.

“Now more than ever it is important to give back to the community. We are very pleased to be able to make this donation to assist local students in their pursuit of higher education in the healthcare field,” said Jamie Bennett, president of Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce typically raises funds by hosting the annual health fair in October at the Grace Bible Chapel and during the Sun Festival held during the first weekend of June. In years past, the health fair provided health screenings, promoted regional healthcare resources and encouraged healthy lifestyles.

“One of the constant reminders that COVID-19 has provided is the fact that our county, state and country need professional health care providers to ensure the continued well-being of our citizens.  Cecil College is proud to deliver degree, certificate and programs that lead to licensure in a variety of health care fields.  Our graduates are much sought-after throughout the healthcare industry.” said Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt, Ed.D.

Cecil College offers health profession associate degrees in Exercise Science, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Sciences, Paramedic, Public Health, Physical Therapist Assistant, along with RN and LPN Nursing. There is also a certificate program for Personal Trainer/Fitness Manager.

To apply for the Rising Sun Chamber and all other Cecil College scholarships, visit cecil.edu/scholarships.  If you are interested in supporting a student through a tax-deductible gift, please contact the Cecil College Foundation at foundation@nullcecil.edu or visit cecil.edu/foundation.