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Foundation accepting scholarship requests

MARYLAND–The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is accepting applications for the 2014 Hazel Minority Teacher’s Scholarship Award. The application deadline is May 2. Scholarship amounts of up to $2,000 will be awarded.
Eligible minority residents in Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties who are interested in pursuing a teaching career, have demonstrated financial need, community involvement, academic achievement and extracurricular activities are urged to apply.
Applications are available at all high school guidance offices. In addition, scholarship information and how to access scholarship guidelines and application forms can be found by visiting
Created in 1998 by the late Richard Hazel, the president of the Salisbury Pepsi Bottling Company, and his wife Pat, the Hazel Minority Teacher’s Scholarship Award supports minority teachers.  Since its founding, the Hazel Minority Teacher’s Scholarship Award has distributed more than $225,000 in scholarships.
Celebrating 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties, granting more than $30 million. Through the generosity and vision of donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5.4 million in fiscal year 2013.  
CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment.  For more information, visit or call 410-742-9911.