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First-ever endowed scholarship at AACC

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

After serving 52+ years on the Board of Directors for The Brick Companies, Marshall Groom retired in November of 2018. In honor of his dedication and service, The Brick Companies funded a grant to Anne Arundel Community College Foundation (AACCF) and designated the funds to a scholarship honoring Marshall’s mother. The Brick Companies Marjorie Kingsman Groom scholarship (scholarship) is offered annually to students seeking a certification in skilled services.

Thus far, the scholarship has been awarded to three students seeking workforce development certifications. One recent recipient, Christopher Priest said “by obtaining my CDL certification I plan to start a transportation and logistics company which is in greater demand since the start of the pandemic."

In May 2022, the scholarship fund reached the level to convert into an endowed scholarship. This will be the first ever endowed scholarship at AACC supporting non-credit students. “What an important milestone for the College and our students pursuing careers in the trades! Thank you for making this happen and for investing in students and the trades,” commented Sarah E. Reilly, Major Gifts Officer of the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation.

While the cost of education for traditional four-year degrees continues to rise and is a major debt contributor in our nation, The Brick Companies is proud to support our community through educational opportunities in skill-based trades. For more information on the AACC Foundation and to apply for The Brick Companies Marjorie Kingsman Miller Groom scholarship, please visit

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The Brick Companies Scholarship Press Release
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