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FREDERICK, MD – December 16, 2020: Employees of all Maryland Public School Systems are eligible to apply for one of three $2,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships are from The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The scholarship application is open only to those currently employed with a State of Maryland Public School Board. Applicants must already be enrolled in an accredited program leading to their teaching certification or to meet the requirements to become a school counselor, speech and language pathologist, a physical or occupational therapist, a school social worker, a media specialist, or a school psychologist, hold a high school diploma or GED certificate, and plan to work in Maryland. This includes teachers who are currently uncertified, teacher assistants, teacher aides, substitute teachers and other Maryland public school system employees. All applicants are required to provide employment verification in the application.
Beginning January 1, 2021, applicants can access the online form at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/MRSPA. The application closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021. Details about the scholarship can found at the same web address, and applicants are encouraged to review this information before starting the scholarship application process.
The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Fund was established by the board of Maryland Retired School Personnel Association with a gift from Irl and Ella Beall. The scholarships support those engaged in education in the Maryland Public School System and encourages those currently employed by a school system to become certified teachers and specialists.
FREDERICK, MD – February 26, 2020: The Community Foundation of Frederick County is pleased to announce its scholarship application is available for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning Sunday, March 1, 2020. For the fifth consecutive year, just over $1 million is available to students pursuing post-secondary education or vocational training. By completing one general application, students may qualify for more than 250 scholarships. The completed application with required attachments must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Details about the scholarship program and the application are accessible through the Community Foundation website at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.
Students about to complete their senior year of high school, students already enrolled in a trade school, college or university, and non-traditional students over the age of 21 are eligible to apply. Scholarship criteria are established by the scholarship funds’ founding donors. Some scholarships do not consider financial need. All students are encouraged to apply.
FREDERICK, MD – February 27, 2020: The Community Foundation of Frederick County is pleased to announce that the online application for The Harold Glen and Audrey G. Benson Trumpower Foundation Scholarship is available beginning Sunday, March 1, 2020. The completed application with required attachments must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The scholarship is for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Harold Glen and Audrey G. Benson Trumpower Foundation Scholarship Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. 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.
Details about the scholarship and the application are accessible through the Community Foundation website at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/Trumpower.
FREDERICK, MD – April 30, 2020: From May 1 through May 31, 2020, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for music instruction scholarships at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. All application requirements and details can be found at this web address. No paper applications are accepted.
Students ages 5 through 18 who are currently pursuing instrumental or vocal music instruction may apply for a music scholarship supporting private or group instruction. Students must be enrolled in music instruction at the time of application and must be a Frederick County, Maryland resident.
The scholarships are being provided through funds created by generous donors who support music study. Scholarships will be provided from The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts.
FREDERICK, MD – December 12, 2019: Beginning December 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for dance instruction scholarships from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Students ages 12 through 17 who are Frederick County, Maryland residents currently pursuing dance instruction with a dance school or company located in Frederick County may apply. The application and all details can be accessed by clicking on the blue button under the Thomas Waters Dance Scholarship heading.
The scholarship will be provided from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund, one of more than 720 component funds managed by the Community Foundation. The fund was established in memory of Tom Waters, a well-known Frederick County dance instructor who passed away in 2010, by his wife Karen Waters, and longtime friend, Joy Ellis. Throughout his 50-year career, Tom mentored, inspired and trained countless dancers, some of whom achieved professional careers on Broadway and cruise ships.
FREDERICK, MD – December 23, 2020: In partnership with The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Frederick Mutual Insurance Company is making grants available to local nonprofits that provide direct benefits to Frederick County. The grants are distributed from The Frederick Mutual Insurance Company Donor-Advised Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation.
Applications will be accepted for programs and services for nonprofits working in the fields of human services, education, and historic research. Applicants must identify the specific impact that their organization will have on Frederick County.
Beginning January 1, 2021, applicants can access the online application at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/grants. The application closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021. Details about the application, including eligibility requirements and other information, can found at the same web address.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s online scholarship application opened March 1, and for the fifth consecutive year, we are pleased to announce that just over $1 million in scholarships is available to students pursuing post-secondary education or vocational training during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Community Foundation is a recognized leader in providing scholarships to local students. These are made possible by generous donors who establish funds with us or add to our existing funds. Thanks to our donors, our program supports nearly every area of study imaginable.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, 314 students received scholarships to study a wide array of disciplines, including agriculture, health, education, and STEM. About half of those students were graduating high school seniors, and the other half were students already enrolled in college. Students who have received scholarships from the Community Foundation have used the support to pursue their educational goals and many have started successful careers.
Christian Lane received scholarships for four years from The Mary E.M. and Ruth E. Smith Scholarship Fund. He credited the scholarships with providing financial support that allowed him to focus on his development as a musician and artist as he pursued his studies at Eastman School of Music. The Walkersville High School graduate is now an award-winning musician who founded the Boston Organ Studio, which has become the nation’s largest private organ studio. Christian’s love of organ instruction allows him to guide the development of future musicians and he continues to perform across the country.
Some students like Ashley Putman receive multiple scholarships. The Middletown High School graduate received scholarships from The Bonnie Kitchen Hinkle Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Frank M. and Helen Elizabeth Erwin Scholarship Fund, The Hulda E. Holter Scholarship Fund, and The Jefferson Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund. The scholarships provided Ashley with financial stability to study nursing at York College of Pennsylvania where she gained valuable leadership opportunities and experience, including serving as president of York College’s Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania chapter. She now works as a registered nurse and plans to become a nurse practitioner and eventually teach her profession to future nursing students.
Our online scholarship application remains open through April 6. Students about to complete their senior year of high school, students already enrolled in a trade school, college or university, and nontraditional students over the age of 21 are eligible to apply. Scholarship criteria are established by the scholarship funds’ founding donors, and some scholarships do not consider financial need.
We encourage all students to apply. To fill out an application and learn more about our program, visit www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.
Christian and Ashley are just two of hundreds of scholarship success stories. The Community Foundation is proud to have been the leading source for post-secondary scholarship funding in Frederick County since 1986.
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