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.

New! Muse Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Through November 15, 2015

Through November 15, 2015, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarhships to attend winter 2015/2016 athletic and sports activities or 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 application must be submitted through the Community Foundation's online application system only; no paper applications will be accepted. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2015.

Click HERE to access the application.

Please note: Community Foundation athletic scholarships are considered individual grants by the IRS. While referred to as "scholarships," they do not meet the requirements for "qualified scholarships" under the tax code but still may be excludable from the recipient's gross income as gifts.

 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients: Your scholarship checks will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution in July. 

The scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available beginning March 30, 2016 - April 30, 2016. Please note the new application dates. Additional details will be posted here beginning January 2016. 

For those scholars who attended our scholarship reception, click HERE to view photographs.

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