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Scholarship created in Callases' names

September 28, 2009

WESTMINSTER, Md. -- McDaniel College has announced the Margaret and Peter Callas '49 Scholarship.

This nonrenewable scholarship was established in 2008 through a gift from Margaret and Peter Callas. It is awarded annually to a graduate of a high school in Washington County who is pursuing a degree in elementary, secondary or pre-K-12 education. The selection of a recipient for this endowed fund is based on the recipient's academic merit and financial need.

A former Maryland delegate from Washington County, Peter Callas was an alumni visitor to the college's Trustee Board from 1985 to 1988. He received a bachelor's degree in history in 1949 and a master's degree in education from the college in 1955. He earned a doctorate from George Washington University in 1972.

As a college student, Peter Callas aspired to be an educator and went on to become a successful teacher, administrator, college professor and president of the Washington County Board of Education. He credits the educational foundation laid at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, with making his election to the Maryland House of Delegates possible.

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"My attendance at WMC made me what I am today," he said in an interview with the college's alumni magazine, The Hill. "The program is of high quality and has a proven record of producing not only outstanding educators, but also many effective politicians."

McDaniel College, in Westminster, offers numerous scholarship opportunities, many of which are supported by its alumni.

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