Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading source for post-secondary scholarship funding in Frederick County. Our program supports nearly every area of study imaginable, with scholarships funded by generous donors who believe in the value of education. Some donors want to support students aspiring to careers similar to theirs; other donors want to give back to the community that has generously given to them. Others wish to honor the legacies of their loved ones, both living and deceased.

2023-2024 Scholarship Application Information

The online scholarship application for academic year 2023-2024 will open in March, 2023.  Please check back in early 2023 for further details.

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

2022-2023 scholarship award recipients have been notified. The full listing of recipients can be seen using the sidebar tabs on this page. Congratulations to all scholars!

"This scholarship is a jumpstart to my future. Allowing me to be the first in my family to go into college so they follow in my footsteps. It will help bring my family up and succeed with me."

Ana Hernandez Cruz, recipient of The Frederick Medical Foundation Scholarship, 2021-2022

Career Education Scholarships

Scholarships available outside of the general scholarship program are posted here and will open on Sept. 1, 2022. Please check back for further information and link to apply.

Frederick County residents studying to enter trade and technical fields may apply to receive scholarships that help pay for training at an accredited trade or technical school, certification exams, tools, and other necessary supplies for study and work in the trade. Students may apply at any time and will be notified of the status within 45 days of the application. Scholarships will be paid directly to a school or vendor, and may not be used for reimbursement of tuition payments or purchases of exams, tools, or supplies. Each scholarship will remain open until funds are depleted.

2021 Scholarship Donor Recognition Video

The 2021-2022 Scholarship Season was made possible by our generous donors. Thank you for your commitment and belief in the importance of education.  These special scholarships are providing opportunities, opening doors, and making dreams come true.  You are changing lives and making a difference today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.

Please enjoy this video of gratitude highlighting several of the 2021-2022 scholars and message from President and CEO, Betsy Day.



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