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

Information about applying for a post-secondary scholarship through the Community Foundation for the 2020-2021 academic year will be posted beginning in January 2020. 

2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Finish Events

To lower barriers to post-secondary education, the Frederick County FAFSA Coalition is providing free workshops to assist students in completing the FAFSA form. This form is the first step in accessing a variety of scholarships and federal funding.

FAFSA Finish Event schedule: advance registration is strongly recommended

October 24, Walkersville High School, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 29, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


FAFSA Finish Registration Link


The FAFSA Coalition includes Frederick Community College, Frederick County Public Schools, Hood College, Mount St. Mary's University, The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, United Way of Frederick County, and The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Questions may be directed to the Community Impact Department at 301.695.7660.




I am a biology major with a pre-med track at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. I plan to pursue a career in medicine upon graduation and become a pediatrician. Thanks to your generous scholarship, I hope that one day I will not only help patients but also help struggling students by assisting them as you have assisted me. Thank you for investing in my future. 

Nadia Bah, recipient of The Saint Peter Claver Scholarship, 2017-2018.

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 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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