Scholarships

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.

2020-2021 Scholarship Application Information

The online scholarship application will open on March 1, 2020 and close on March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. More details about how to prepare to complete the application will be posted soon.

Scholarship Information Sessions

Information sessions about completing the online scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year will be held at the following locations:

  • February 18: Governor Thomas Johnson High School, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • February 20: Brunswick High School, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • February 21: Catoctin High School, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • February 24: Middletown High School, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • February 25: Oakdale High School, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • February 26: Walkersville High School, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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. 

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 Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund

The Dustin Muse Athletic Scholarship application opens January 15, 2020 and remains open through 11:59 p.m. on February 29, 2020. Students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for scholarships to attend 2020 spring and summer athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. 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 and have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average. To access the application, click on the blue button below.

APPLY FOR MUSE SCHOLARSHIP

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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