Scholarships

Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading source for postsecondary 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.

2020-2021 Scholarship Application Information

***Please note, the online general scholarship application closed April 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Students will be notified about the status of their application in mid-May, via the email provided in the application.

For information about music scholarships and other scholarships outside of the general scholarship cycle, please see below.

I am attending Villanova University majoring in chemical engineering, with a pre-med track. I intend to obtain Ph.D. and M.D. degrees and go into research to develop medical devices. Because of a summer encounter program through my parish interacting with children, I want to create mentorship programs and my education will grant me the platform for such ventures. Thank you for investing my future.

Pia Nomen, recipient of The Kevin R. and Sara J. Wade Scholarship, 2018-2019.

Trade,Technical, and Other Scholarships

Scholarships available outside of the general scholarship program are posted here.

2020 Music Instruction Scholarships

From May 1 through May 31, 2020, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for music instruction scholarships. 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. Details about each scholarship and a link to the applications are listed below.

The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sperry Storm was a well-known Frederick County musician whose mother inspired his musical talent with piano lessons at a young age. By his retirement in 1976, Mr. Storm had spent almost 50 years teaching privately and 35 years as a public school music educator. The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded to continue Mr. Storm’s legacy, awards scholarships for students of Frederick County Public Schools attending kindergarten through 11th grade and are pursuing music instruction.

APPLY FOR STORM SCHOLARSHIP

The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts

Founded by Tuviah Guss and Tracey Ellis-Guss, this fund provides scholarships to Frederick County residents who are in kindergarten through 11th grade studying music and the visual arts.

APPLY FOR GUSS SCHOLARSHIP

The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund

Founded in memory of Dustin and Courtney Muse, who were two Frederick youths with outstanding scholastic, artistic, and athletic achievements, this fund provides scholarships to students ages 5 through 18 who are pursuing private lessons to enhance their opportunities and/or to have careers in vocal or instrumental performance.

APPLY FOR MUSE SCHOLARSHIP

Trade and Technical Scholarships

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.

The George Wesley Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships to help cover tuition, fees, and supplies are available to students enrolled in trade or technical study in any area.

APPLY FOR GILBERT SCHOLARSHIP

The John Franklin Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in trade or technical study, with preference to those with learning disabilities or Linganore High School graduates.

APPLY FOR HARRISON SCHOLARSHIP

The U. Merhl and Margaret T. Hooper Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available to students enrolled trade or technical studies for secretarial skills, apprenticeship training programs, building and craft trades, beauty and barber schools, mechanics, auto repair, and other areas that are not traditional four-year degree programs.

APPLY FOR HOOPER SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Thomas J. and Kathleen A. Madden Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available to students entering the plumbing field. Preference will be given to dependents of current employees of All Around Plumbing, Inc. Frederick County residency is not required for this application.

Apply for MADDEN Scholarship

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