Route 40 Business Association

The Route 40 Business Association strongly believes that it is important to support the educational system where you work and live and that philanthropy increases your awareness of the needs of the people in your community Philanthropy is a way of giving back to a system that contributed to your success.

Maria Terry, President of the Association wants to insure that people living in this part of the County, who are interested in building a career in business, have every opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to be successful.  “We want to help keep young and talented people in the County, and feel that our award feeds the pipeline, assuring a strong business climate in the future of our County.” 

As a result, the Association established two $1,000 scholarships for students planning to attend Harford Community College. One scholarship is awarded to a recent high school graduate and the second is awarded to a returning, adult student. To be eligible, students must be majoring in business and reside along the Route 40 corridor. Traditional age college bound students must be graduating from one of the three Route 40 High Schools. The award can be used to defray the cost of tuition, fees and books.

The Route 40 Business Association Board recognizes the fact that the money they are able to give has a much greater impact for students attending a community college close to home, and partnering with the College allows them to take advantage of the process established to promote and advertise the scholarship.