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FREDERICK, MD – January 28, 2020: Through February 29, 2020, students in grades kindergarten through 12 may apply for scholarships to attend 2020 spring and summer athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. The scholarships are funded by The Luke Clemens Bartlett Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, one of more than 720 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The application and details of all requirements may be accessed through the Community Foundation’s website at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Preference will be given but not limited to applicants playing soccer, as well as those with financial need. Scholarships support participation fees only, and payment will be made directly to the youth athletic organization and/or as a reimbursement to the parent/guardian with proof of payment. Applicants must be Frederick County residents.
FREDERICK, MD – February 14, 2020: To support students pursuing their post-secondary educational goals, The Harold Glen and Audrey G. Benson Trumpower Foundation Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. It becomes one of more than its 720 component funds.
Founded by the Trumpower Foundation, the fund’s purpose is to provide scholarships to Carroll County, Maryland residents. The scholarships will support students who exceed the maximum income threshold for government financial aid programs but who still have financial need or lack resources to pay for their education. Scholarships will not replace financial aid packages provided by the government or private sources but will add to or compliment other financial aid sources.
The scholarships are intended to include two-and four-year colleges and trade and technical schools, as well as non-credit certificate programs. These programs include but aren’t limited to assisted living manager, cybersecurity, certified clinical medical assistant, dental assistant, and emergency medical technician, among other areas of study. Preference will be given to students who previously received the scholarship after the first year for up to an additional three years of financial support for a maximum total support of four years, pending the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average or higher and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. For more information, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org/Trumpower.
The Trumpower Foundation’s primary mission is to provide scholarships and promote other educational and charitable purposes for residents of Carroll County. Mr. and Mrs. Trumpower cared deeply about education, and Mrs. Trumpower lived in Carroll County for most of her life. The scholarship was created to provide ample opportunities to Carroll County students to follow their educational and career aspirations.
FREDERICK, MD – August 12, 2019: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces The Mary Gregg Cornish Memorial Fund. Established by husband Dr. Edwin R. Cornish, Jr., it becomes one of more than 700 funds under management.
With the fund, Dr. Cornish is honoring his wife’s love of gardening. Grants from the fund will support community gardens, including educational activities that promote gardening and the nutritional value of using local produce. Grants will also help expand library collections related to gardening, assist in beautifying public spaces with plants and flowers, and encourage youth to become involved with gardening.
FREDERICK, MD – November 26, 2019: Family was one of the most important things in life to Cecil and Charlotte Holter and to honor their lives, The Cecil K. Holter, Jr. and Charlotte S. Holter Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The fund becomes one of more than 720 funds under management.
Created by sons C. Kurt Holter and G. Eric Holter, the fund will provide scholarships to Frederick County Public Schools students with financial need attending Frederick Community College, Hood College, or Mount St. Mary’s University. Preference will be given, but not limited to graduates of Governor Thomas Johnson High School.
The Holters were life-long residents of Frederick County. Mr. Holter's career in agriculture and agri-business included employment on the office staff of Farmers Cooperative Association. Mr. Holter later returned to Holterholm Farms to become a partner with his father, Cecil Sr. and his brother Richard. He also served on the board of directors of the cooperative for several years in various board positions including board president. Mrs. Holter was an educator. After graduating from Hood College she taught in the Frederick County Public School system and then served as librarian at several locations. While working full-time as librarian at Governor Thomas Johnson High School during the day, Mrs. Holter attended evening classes and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She finished her professional career as County Supervisor of Media Services with Frederick County Board of Education. They were both active members of Christ Reformed Church in Middletown, Maryland, for over 50 years. Through the fund, the Holter’s sons have created a legacy that speaks to their parent's love of family, commitment to education, and devotion to children and youth.
FREDERICK, MD – September 30, 2019: To honor lives well-lived, The Robert J. and George J. Hogan, Jr. Memorial Fund has been established at The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of more than 720 funds under management.
The fund was established with a bequest from Irene Hogan’s estate in memory of her husband George and son Robert. Scholarships and grants from the fund will assist students studying and pursuing careers in the construction trades at Frederick Community College.
George Hogan began working as a brick mason in Frederick County, and then worked for various construction companies in the Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia area. He founded Hogan & Son Construction Company and built homes in Frederick County for 10 years and rounded out his career as a building inspector for Frederick County Government for another decade. Robert Hogan learned drafting through Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center. His career path included warehouse automation and robotics.
FREDERICK, MD – February 5, 2020: The Nelson and Celia Zahler Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of more than its 720 component funds.
Founded by Dr. and Mrs. Zahler, the fund was created to provide scholarships to students who exceed the maximum income threshold for government financial aid programs but who still lack resources to pay for their education. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Frederick County and who are pursuing vocational training. The scholarships will not replace financial aid packages provided by the government or private sources but will add to or compliment other financial aid sources.
Through the fund, the Zahlers continue their tradition of giving back to the community by helping students with financial need pursue their educational goals.
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