Scholar Success Stories

Scholars becoming leaders creates impact forever. Hundreds of students have received scholarships from the Community Foundation, and have gone on to have successful careers.

Read about several of our successful scholar’s below, and click HERE to enjoy more stories.

Are you one of our successful scholars? We’d love to know how your scholarship helped gain you success. Let us know where you are and what you are doing currently by completing the Scholarship Alumni Form.

Sarah Burdette


As a first-grader at Wolfsville Elementary School, Sarah Burdette knew she wanted to be a teacher. Not only did she work hard to achieve straight “A’s” in her high school career at Middletown, but she started honing her teacher “skills” along the way by adopting behaviors that she observed in many of her teachers: early for class, participating in discussions, helping other students, and doing more than was expected of her.

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Karen Crum

Karen Crum is enthusiastic about agriculture. She has been involved in many aspects of agriculture throughout crum.smallher life, beginning with being raised on a dairy farm in Thurmont. From 4-H involvement as a youth to participating in Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Catoctin High School, and continuing that involvement into adulthood with the Frederick County Farm Bureau, National FFA, Maryland Agricultural Council and The Great Frederick Fair.

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Colin Holter

holter.smallOnly a few people in the world are lucky enough to earn a living doing what they are passionate about. Fewer still can support themselves with full-time careers in the arts. Colin Holter is living his dream, and living it well.

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Elizabeth McCallum Forbes and Rebekah McCallum

Two scholars, and also two sisters, are taking the investment made in them by generous donors of Community mccallam.smallFoundation scholarships and impacting the lives of many youth in Frederick County. This “sister act” from Brunswick, Elizabeth McCallum Forbes and Rebekah McCallum, consists of two women who have already helped many youth, and they each have very clear goals and aspirations.

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Kate Meagher

Kate Meagher’s outgoing personality would benefit anyone who is hospitalized. Her cheerful smile and sunny meagher.smalldisposition are infectious, and those who have invested in her education are getting a great return.

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Natalie Urquhart

urquhart.smallWriting is another form of creativity, and although Natalie Urquhart started her college career majoring in art, she graduated from Messiah College with a B.A. in English and a minor in studio art. She is successfully combining her writing and art skills as a professional resume writer.

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