Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading resource for scholarship funding in Frederick County - managing more than 250 scholarship funds. 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. These thoughtful donors are creating a better future for Frederick County by financially assisting students who are pursuing a post-secondary education.

The 2016-17 academic scholarship application period has closed. Please check this page for updates regarding scholarship award announcements.

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 Music and Dance Scholarships - Application Open Through 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2016

Through May 31, 2016, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for music instruction and dance instruction scholarships. No paper applications are accepted.

Students ages 5 through 18 and are Frederick County, Maryland residents, who are currently pursuing instrumental or vocal music instruction may apply for a music scholarship supporting private or group instruction. Students must be enrolled in music instruction at the time of application.

Students ages 12 through 17 and are Frederick County, Maryland residents, who are currently pursuing dance instruction with a dance school or company located in Frederick County may apply for a dance scholarship. Students must be enrolled in dance instruction at the time of application.

The scholarships are being provided through funds created by generous donors who support the study of music and dance. Music scholarships will be provided from The Guss Family Scholarship for the Arts, The Dustin and Courtney Music Memorial Fund, and The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dance scholarships will be provided from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund.

All application requirements and details can be found by clicking on the green button below.

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