Two Howard County special education students have received scholarships of up to $1,500 from the Michael Cardin Scholarship Committee of the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF). They were honored for making tremendous strides despite their disabilities.
Bobby Bradsher and Connor Hall of Ellicott City both won Cardin Scholarships. Bradsher is a student at the New Visions Academy of Baltimore and plans to put his scholarship toward tuition at the Easy Method Driving School in Kensington. Hall attends the Chimes School in Greenbelt and will use his award money for swim instruction at MarTar Swim Camp in Elkridge.
The Cardin committee gave 50 scholarships statewide to help fund additional educational pursuits for special education students including post-secondary education, trade school and summer learning opportunities. All 50 award recipients have overcome challenging physical, emotional and learning disabilities and demonstrate that every student can achieve when given the tools and support to do so.
MANSEF is a nonprofit organization of special education schools, created to promote quality services for children and youth with disabilities. There are 93 nonpublic special education facilities that operate year-round and serve more than 3,500 students, ages 3- 21, in the state of Maryland.