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Golf Tournament Supports Military Students

A cybersecurity student cannot afford high-speed internet at home, struggles to complete assignments, and considers dropping out of school.

A full-time student receives the supplies list for one of her classes but cannot afford the needed materials. She wonders whether she should drop some classes so she can work full-time.

Another student lets the school know he is struggling to balance rent, groceries, and gas bills and may need to postpone his education.

These stories are local to the Central Maryland region. They are stories of students at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).

The students in these stories are veterans and military-connected students.

CCBC serves over a thousand veterans and military-connected students in Baltimore and its surrounding regions each year and has a resource group to help students navigate Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. Yet some students fall through the cracks when gaps occur in payments or when other obstacles pop up that aren’t addressed by their VA benefits.

The CCBC Foundation exists to help such students finish their education. The CCBC Foundation is an affiliated 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation associated with the college that provides an external fund for students encountering obstacles to their education. These obstacles can include but are not limited to transportation, childcare, food security, and the cost of school supplies. Emergency funds are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis as requests come in from the 50,000 students CCBC serves.

Recently, someone asked, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the Foundation had a fund set aside specifically for students who are veterans, active military, or their families?”

  • Considering that almost all CCBC students stay in the community after graduating, supporting the students has long-reaching benefits for the entire region. Many military-associated students who go into STEM fields will seek work in the community where Jovian Concepts operates.

  • The Jovian Concepts Philanthropic Mission strives to enrich the environment in which our employees work and live, primarily by supporting educational programs and programs aimed at improving the lives of U.S. Armed Forces.

Think you know where we’re going with this?

Jovian Concepts is pleased to announce that proceeds from the 2024 Jovian Concepts Golf Tournament will go to the CCBC Foundation to establish an impact fund to support veterans and military connected students.

This new relationship with the CCBC Office of Veterans and Military Services closely aligns with the Jovian Concepts Philanthropic Mission and it furthers our support of accessible education through CCBC.

To sponsor or learn more about the Jovian Concepts Golf Tournament, visit the Tournament tab of our site. Registration is available for the October 4th event at Waverly Woods Golf Course in Marriottsville, Maryland.

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About CCBC

CCBC is taking a comprehensive approach to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation in STEM education, creating an environment where a broad variety of students can see themselves in a STEM career. CCBC provides significant equity of access to high-quality STEM learning experiences for all students as they look to the corporate community for support and partnership. Learn more from their website here.

About the CCBC Foundation

The Community College of Baltimore County Foundation, Inc. is an affiliated 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation established in 2005 to provide external funding support for the Community College of Baltimore County. Under the leadership of the board of directors, the CCBC Foundation seeks contributions from alumni, local businesses, corporations, employees, foundations and individuals to support student scholarships, cultural and curriculum development, facilities and equipment needs, and other programs and activities. Learn more from their website here.

About Jovian Concepts, Inc.

Jovian Concepts, Inc. provides unique on-site consulting services to agencies of the United States government. Founded in 2009 by Richard Scheper, Ph.D., Jovian Concepts is based in Maryland and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans. For more information, visit


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