Grants and Scholarships


Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading source for post-secondary scholarship funding in Frederick County. Our program supports nearly every area of study imaginable, with scholarships funded by generous donors who believe in the value of education.

Some donors want to support students aspiring to careers similar to theirs; other donors want to give back to the community that has generously given to them. Others wish to honor the legacies of their loved ones, both living and deceased.

The 2017-2018 scholarship program was a great success.

For the second consecutive year, more than $1 million was provided to 299 scholars, for a total of 376 scholarships. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

2018-2019 Scholarship Applications

Visit this page in December 2017 for details about next year's scholarship application period.

The scholarships are helping me earn my Associate of Science in Aviation Management degree, and after completing my BS in Aeronautical Science, I plan to be commissioned into the United States Air Force and become a pilot. Your investment in my education will not be wasted.

Adrian Bobb, recipient of The David G. Marshall Memorial Scholarship, 2015-2016, and The Workforce Development Board Youth Education Scholarship, 2016-2017

Other Scholarships:

Scholarships available outside of the general scholarship program will be posted here.

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

Frederick County residents studying to enter trade and technical fields may apply to receive scholarships that help pay for training at an accredited trade or technical school, certification exams, tools, and other necessary supplies for study and work in the trade. Students may apply at any time and will be notified of the status within 45 days of the 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. Each scholarship will remain open until funds are depleted.

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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