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.

2015-2016 Scholarship Applicants: Thank you to over 1,000 applicants who submitted a scholarship application this past February. 276 individuals will be receiving scholarships totaling over $850,000. On May 1st a notification email will be sent to all 1000+ applicants who submitted an application. Applicants should check their email for a link to check the "Award Status" in their online account.

If awarded a scholarship you will have several next steps to complete online through your scholarship application account.

Visit our website next January for updates on the 2016-2017 scholarship application!


2015-2016 Music and Dance Scholarships: Scholarships are being offered for Frederick County, Maryland, students ages 5 to 18, who are pursuing music (instrumental or vocal) or dance instruction in a group or individualized setting.

These scholarships are not intended for applicants who will be enrolled in college in the Fall of 2015.

The applications for music scholarships and dance scholarships are separate and are now online. No paper applications will be accepted.

In order to have an optimal experience with our online application, it is imperative that you read the FAQs in their entirety before starting the application or before calling the Community Foundation for assistance!

The application period for both music and dance scholarships opens on or about May 1 and closes on May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

2015-2016 Music and Dance Scholarships FAQ

Click HERE for the Music Scholarship Application

Click HERE for for Dance Scholarship Application


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