Grants and 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.

2018-2019 Academic Scholarship Notifications

Scholarship award emails will be sent to the email address provided in your application after 5 p.m. on May 17. Please check your email and if receiving an award, follow the steps contained in the email to accept the award.  Community Foundation staff is away from the office for a meeting through Friday, May 18 and will not be available to answer any questions until Monday, May 21, 2018.


The scholarships are helping me earn my Associate of Science in Aviation Management degree, and after completing my BS in Aeronautical Science, I plan to be commissioned into the United States Air Force and become a pilot. Your investment in my education will not be wasted.

Adrian Bobb, recipient of The David G. Marshall Memorial Scholarship, 2015-2016, and The Workforce Development Board Youth Education Scholarship, 2016-2017

Music Scholarships

Through May 31, 2018, students ages 5 through 18 pursuing instrumental or vocal music instruction may apply for a scholarship from The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts 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.


Dance Scholarships

Through May 31, 2018, students ages 12 through 17 may apply for dance scholarships from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund. Applicants must be Frederick County, Maryland residents and pursuing dance instruction with a dance school or company located in Frederick County, Maryland. Scholarships may be used for instruction beginning in the fall of 2018. 


Trade and Technical 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 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.

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