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.

2017-18 Scholarship Application Information:

The online application for post-secondary and vocational scholarships will be available March 1, 2017 through 11:50 p.m. on March 31, 2017. Check this page for additional updates.

Information sessions about the application process will be held on the following dates. Please note the various start times for different locations. For planning and space purposes, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Community Foundation office with your name, the number of people attending, and which date/location.

  • January 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, Media Center
  • January 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - Walkersville High School, Media Center
  • February 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Oakdale High School, auditorium
  • February 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - Catoctin High School, auditorium
  • February 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Middletown High School, auditorium
  • February 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - Frederick High School, location TBD
  • February 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - Linganore High School, Media Center
  • February 22, 2017, time TBD - Urbana High School, location TBD
  • February 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m. during FLEX time - Tuscarora High School


FAFSA Finish Events

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important step to complete when planning for college. "FAFSA Finish" events have been scheduled for students and families who need assistance in completing the form. Financial aid experts and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Participants may be eligible to be entered into a drawing to win one of 5 scholarships valued at $1,000 to $2,000.

Tuesday, February 7 - Catoctin High School
Thursday, February 9 - Middletown High School
Saturday, February 11 - Frederick Community College
Wednesday, February 15 - Frederick High School
Thursday, February 16 - Linganore High School

You MUST register and reserve a time slot. For all details and to register, click on the green button below:

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Muse Athletic Scholarships:

Scholarships for Frederick County, Maryland students in grades 6 through 12 needing financial assistance to participate in spring and/or summer 2017 athletic and sports activites or attend athletic camps. Online applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2017 through February 15, 2017.

Please review the Muse Athletic Scholarship Info Sheet for application details.

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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 payemtns 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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