Founded by parents Darren and Mary Jarvis for Frederick, Urbana, or Tuscarora High Schools graduating seniors studying forestry, agriculture, land management, veterinary medicine, marine biology, early childhood education, history, science, and sports medicine.
Nicholas (Nick) B. Jarvis enjoyed playing baseball, football and basketball. A student at Carroll Manor Elementary School, he played on the Mudcats baseball team. In school, Nick was fascinated by Social Studies, eager to learn about Indians and the Civil War. He was also intrigued by Science and wrote a report once in which he shared that he wanted to become a Marine Biologist or pursue a career in forestry or with wildlife. When the nine-year old passed away, his parents, Darren and Mary Jarvis, established The Nicholas B. Jarvis Memorial Scholarship Fund to help others pursue the same dreams Nick had. The Fund provides scholarships to Frederick County residents who are graduating seniors from Frederick, Urbana and/or Tuscarora High Schools, with preference given to those students studying for careers in forestry, agriculture, land management, veterinary medicine, and marine biology, the subjects that fascinated Nick. Other areas of study that will be considered are early childhood education, history, science and sports medicine. The specific high schools benefiting from this fund reflect ties close to the family, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis attended Frederick High School; Urbana High School was particularly supportive of the family during their time of loss; and Tuscarora High School is most likely the high school Nick would have attended.