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.

2019-2020 Scholarship Applications

The 2019-2020 scholarship application will open March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. More information will be posted in January 2019, including the information session schedule at Frederick County high schools. 

Scholarship Committee Volunteers Are Needed for the 2019-2020 Season! 

Are you interested in giving back to your community through volunteer service? The Scholarship Committee makes recommendations regarding scholarships from funds for which the Community Foundation has the responsibility of choosing awardees. It also ensures all scholarships are awarded according to the scholarship funds' criteria and in accordance with all policies and regulations. 

If you:

  • Can dedicate between 10 and 20 hours in April 2019;
  • Have access to a computer (PC, Mac, or iPad) to access the electronic applications;
  • Can collaborate and work with other committee members to ensure the best applicants receive the scholarships;
  • Attend one orientation meeting in March.

Then we need you! Please review all the details and requirements in the Scholarship Committee Overview document and then contact Alysa Munday, Community Impact Associate, by email or call 301.695.7660. 

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

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.

Apply for MADDEN Scholarship



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