Scholarships

Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading resource for scholarship funding in Frederick County. Generous donors make these scholarships possible for many different reasons. Some donors want to support students aspiring to careers similar to the ones that they had. Other donors create scholarships to "pay back" the community that has given generously to them. Still others start memorial funds to honor the legacies of their deceased loved ones. Regardless of the reason for starting their scholarship funds, these thoughtful donors have shown their commitment to creating a better future for Frederick County by financially assisting students who are pursuing a post-secondary education.

For the 2014-15 academic year, $552,000 was presented to 274 scholars, for a total of 362 scholarships.


Scholarship Opportunities

2015-2016 Academic Scholarship Application:

The next academic scholarship application period will open on January 15, 2015 and close on February 15, 2015. If you applied in the 2014-15 cycle, please keep your user name and password to reuse. Frederick County, Maryland residents who are graduating seniors (June 2015) and students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies are encouraged to apply.

More details about the 2015-16 application process will be posted on this page in December 2014.


The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship

The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship is for applicants who are currently employed by a State of Maryland Public School Board and who are currently enrolled and pursuing their teacher certification. The application period will open on January 1, 2015 and close on February 28, 2015.

 

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