Ruby Sprehe
Baltimore College Promise recipient

Ruby Sprehe enrolled at CCBC in the fall of 2017, right after graduating from Towson High School. She was excited to follow in the footsteps of her sister, who received a great start to her college education at CCBC.

During her first semester, Ruby and her family were not aware of the Baltimore County College Promise program. Even though she was receiving some financial aid, they were still faced with the reality of out-of-pocket costs not covered by financial aid.

Ruby soon learned about the College Promise opportunity in an email from CCBC, and her parents encouraged her to apply. They worked with the Financial Aid office at CCBC, and thankfully she qualified.

image of a quotation mark“The Baltimore County College Promise scholarship has helped me get through my classes without worrying about the financial struggle of paying for college,” said Ruby. “It has eased my parents’ financial burden, allowing our family to save money to continue my education at a four-year university,” she said.

Ruby plans to attend Towson University as part of the Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics program. Her goal is to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist.

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