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.

ATTENTION 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients:  

Scholarship checks were mailed directly to your educational institution on or about July 12, 2017.

Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep - College Admission Testing Assistance

High school students who will be entering their junior or senior year this fall can receive financial assistance to participate in classes that prepare them for college admission testing, such as the SAT or ACT. Participants will be selected based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. Recipients will be notified within 45 days after submitting their application.

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Trade and Technical Scholarships:

Available scholarships for Frederick County residents studying to enter trade and technical fields are listed below.

Scholarships may be used to pay for training at an accredited trade and technical school, certification exams, tools, and other supplies necessary for study and work in the trade. Students may apply at any time and will be notified of the status within 45 days of application. Scholarships will be paid directly to a school or vendor, and may not be used for reimbursement of tuition payments or purchases of exams, tools, or supplies to students. Each scholarship will remain open until funds are depleted.

Available scholarships:

The Thomas J. and Kathleen A. Madden Scholarship Fund: scholarships are available to students entering the plumbing field. Preference will be given to dependents of current employees of All Around Plumbing, Inc. Frederick County residency is not required for this application.

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