Founded by Andrew Grossnickle for students studying agriculture, or those raised on a farm and pursuing post-secondary education.
The fund honors the memory of Larry J. Grossnickle who lived and farmed in Frederick County his entire life. Not only did he love farming, but he valued education. He was a graduate of Middletown High School, attended Bridgewater College, and graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in agriculture. He and his wife, Muriel, raised their three children on the family farm in Middletown. The Grossnickle Family Scholarship Fund was established by his son, Andrew Grossnickle, to benefit those studying agriculture, or those raised on a farm and pursuing post-secondary education.