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.

2015-2016 Scholarship Applicants: Thank you to the 1,012 applicants who submitted an application. Currently, all applications are under review, and applicants will receive an email on or about May 1, 2015 containing a link to log into your scholarship account and see the status of your application. If you receive a scholarship, further instructions will be included in the notification email. All applicants will receive an email containing status information.


Muse Athletic Scholarship Application

Through March 31, 2015, at 5 p.m., students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend spring/summer 2015 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. The scholarships are funded by The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund.

Scholarships will support participation fees only, and payment will be made directly to the youth athletic organization and/or as a reimbursement to the parent/guardian with proof of payment. Applicants must be a Frederick County resident and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The completed application with all required documentation can be submitted by mail (received, not postmarked) or in-person to the Community Foundation office, 312 East Church Street, Frederick, MD, 21701, no later than 5 p.m. on March 31, 2015.

Click HERE to download the Muse Athletic Scholarship Application


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