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Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting August 22, 2016 - Ending May 31, 2017

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2017 Andy Garman Memorial Scholarship

The Andy Garman Memorial Scholarship honors a Brunswick High School senior who conveys the essence of Andy’s spirit and approach to life. Andy was an 18-year-old senior at Brunswick High School who was an outstanding scholar, performer and Eagle Scout.
Andy’s joyful exuberance was a unique gift. His attitude toward life drew people to him – young and old and across all boundaries. Quick with a warm smile and kind word, Andy sparked the groups around him to higher cooperation and achievement. Andy’s approach to life was a shining example of how one person could positively impact others.
Applications from graduating seniors of Brunswick High School must be submitted on or before May 12, 2017 to the BHS Guidance Office. Applicants must have a weighted GPA of at least 3.5. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Andy’s family members and PTSA members non-related to any of the applicants. This award will be presented to a graduating senior at the annual Brunswick High School Awards Assembly.  Click here for application.  


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

The Dr. Ulysses G. Bourne Scholarship is for graduating minority high school
seniors in the Frederick County Public high schools. You need:
a. This completed application
b. An official copy of your high school transcript
c. Letter of acceptance from a college or university
d. You need three references, with at least one from a person in the school system
who knows your academic and social background, and one from a community
leader who knows you
2. The application and all related material must be forwarded to the Chair of the
Scholarship Committee at the address indicated below. Email is preferred.
Mr. Willie E. Wright
P.O. Box 1273
Frederick, MD 21702
Attn: Bourne Scholarship Committee
Any application or material received after May 19, 2017 will not be accepted for
consideration.  Click here for application.

Harrington/Thomas Scholarship
Sponsored by the Brunswick High School Student Council

The Harrington/Thomas Scholarship is given annually by the Brunswick High School Student Council. This year the total amount will be $1,200. The scholarship will be given as $300 per year for 4 years for those recipients that will be attending a 4-year college OR $500 per year for 2 years for those recipients that will be attending a Community/Junior College. Students are selected for this award by a committee of one junior (selected by the executive committee of the Student Council), one administrator, the Student Council Advisor, a school counselor and a teacher (selected by the Advisor).

The scholarship is not given on the basis of need. The scholarship is to be given to the most deserving student without regard to other scholarships that the student might receive. The recipient will be announced at the Senior Assembly. The scholarship check will be sent to the finance office of the designated college by the Student Council Advisor upon request of the scholarship winner.  The deadline to apply is May 12, 2017.  Click here for application.

BHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship
This scholarship is being offered by the Brunswick Athletic Boosters. It is presented as an honor to student athletes who have dedicated themselves to their efforts both in the classroom and athletics while attending Brunswick High School.

Two scholarships will be awarded annually (1 male and 1 female) to graduating BHS athletes who meet the requirements of the scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by the Brunswick Athletic Boosters based on their financial status. The Brunswick Athletic Boosters reserves the right to award no scholarships in the event that the candidates do not meet the qualifications.

Click here for application.  Deadline to apply is April 30th.

Lawrence Gray Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship if offered by the POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ASSOCIATION. It is presented as an honor to selected student athletes who have dedicated themselves to their efforts in their community, their school, the classroom and athletics while attending Brunswick High School. It will honor academic, athletic, school and community involvement and service. This scholarship is in memory of Lawrence Gray Jr, who gave much to the students of Brunswick High School in the performance of his duties as a Brunswick High School staff member.

$ 500.00 will be awarded to up to 2 student / athletes (1 male & 1 female) who meet the basic requirements for the scholarship. The club has the right to award NO funds in the event that no worthy candidates apply or meet the qualifications. In the event of a tie in the total points used to evaluate a winner, the highest total college entrance exam score will be used to determine the winner. Application Deadline is May 9th. Click here for application.

Express Running Club Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the Express Running Club of Brunswick. This scholarship honors the memory of Jennifer Shafer Odom. Jennifer was a graduate of Brunswick High School and active in sports and drama. She was a graduate of West Point Military Academy. Jenifer gave her life in the service to our country in 1999. This award is presented as an honor to selected student athletes, who have given a high level of dedication to the sports of cross country and track and field along with achieving a high standard in the classroom and staying involved in community and school organizations.  Application Deadline is May 2nd.  Click here for application.

Frederick Community College Scholarships
Applications for Fall Semester Scholarships will be accepted: April 1 – June 30.


FCC Foundation Scholarships
Available scholarships include those based on need, merit, program, or unique talent.
Please visit their website for more information: FCC Foundation

Ambassador Scholarship
The Admissions Office at Frederick Community College is looking for student ambassadors for the fall semester. Each year 20-25 Frederick County high school seniors are awarded the Ambassador Scholarship for maintaining a 3.5 GPA through high school. The Ambassador Program provides the student an opportunity to participate in service learning opportunities on campus. Each Ambassador is required to participate for a minimum of ten hours per semester. Examples of opportunities may include performing college outreach and admissions functions, assisting at college events, serving on student panels and providing campus tours.

Full-time students will receive $350 for the fall semester, renewable for up to three additional semesters depending on maintenance of at least a 3.0 grade point average and participation in the Ambassador Program.

Attached is the Ambassador Scholarship application. You can also find it on our website:

Frederick Association of School Support Employees Scholarship
A graduating senior from an FCPS high school, whose parent/guardian
or grandparent is a current FASSE member, who will be attending a 2 or 4 year university, college or a technical school starting the Fall of 2017.
For graduating seniors, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.  Click here for application.

Maryland House of Delegates Scholarship
Presented by the office of Delegate David E. Vogt, III - 4th Legislative District Frederick and Carroll Counties.  Click here for application.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

Discover® Student Loans
Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award. No purchase or student loan necessary. Enter now at

The John Muir Scholarship
The Catoctin Group of the Maryland State Chapter of the Sierra Club is proud to sponsor The John Muir Scholarship for High School Seniors attending Frederick County Public Schools. Since our first awards in 2015, the scholarship program has awarded more than four thousand dollars to six students at three Frederick County high schools. Through generous donations to the scholarship program, we have been able to expand our program to include a new high school every year, offering the scholarship to more students.

Mission: The mission of The John Muir Scholarship is to encourage and support the next generation of environmentalists and wildlife conservationists.

Click here for application.  Deadline to apply is April 28th.

Maryland Association of Private and Career Colleges
The Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools (MAPCCS) Scholarship Committee will award 2017 Scholarships as provided by the career schools participating in this annual program .  Click here for application.  Deadline to apply is May 12, 2017.

Unsung Hero Scholarship
Frederick Ravens Roost #43 will be awarding two $750 scholarships to two deserving student-athletes (one male and one female). These individuals should represent the “unsung hero” identity in the classroom, on the field and in the community. An ‘unsung hero” is someone who demonstrates strong character, gives 110% effort in everything they do and is someone who does whatever it takes to get the job done.  Deadline to apply is April 30th.  Click here for application.

McDaniel College Educator's Legacy Scholarship
McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, offers scholarship opportunities for children of current K-12 school employees with four or more years of current and consecutive full-time employment. This includes all FCPS employees who meet that criteria including teachers, counselors, support staff, custodians, administrators and others.
For more information about the $100,000 Educator's Legacy Scholarship, awarded at an annual rate of $25,000 a year, please visit:

Shepherd University Metro Scholarship
$4,000 Award.  To be eligible, you must be:  A first-time in college (freshman) student with a legal, permanent residence in one of the following counties:  Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery or Washington in Maryland; Clarke, Fairfax, Frederick or Loudoun in Virginia.  Taking at least 12 credit hours per semester.  Living on campus.  The Metro Scholarship is awarded automatically when all requirements above are fulfilled.  For more information, visit:

Suntrust Off To College Sweepstakes
Starting September 12th; enter once during each drawing period.  Enter online or by mail.  Two $500 schoalrship winners will be randomly chosen during each drawing period beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017.  30 winners will be chosen at random.  Enter now at  

My (Un)Documented Life - Scholarships available for undocumented students:  We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to return to this page periodically.  Be sure to “like” this blog on Facebook to get daily updates on new scholarship opportunities, DACA, DAPA, & much more – see top right corner of page.

E-Waste Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

Shawn Carter Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $2,500)

UNCF Scholarships - April 30, 2017 (50 Awards - $2,500)

Got a Spine Scholarship - June 2, 2017 (1 Award - $500)

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - June 15, 2017 (1 Award - $500)

Lift Parts Express Scholarship - June 30, 2017 (1 Award - $500)

2017 Maryland Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2017 or full time college students at any community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians MUST be members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be offered to agricultural curriculum majors and two scholarships will be awarded to non-agricultural or agricultural curriculum majors. To apply, students must return the attached application form with a current photo and an essay on: "Beyond the Food You Eat, How Does Agriculture Impact Your Daily Life?"

“B. Davis Scholarship”

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2017.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Scholarship Opportunities for Homeless/Unaccompanied Youth

Dell Scholars Program. Through the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Dell Scholars Program provides $20,000 to winners over the course of six years, in addition to tutoring, networking and technology resources. The scholarships are awarded based on demonstrable financial need and at-risk

Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund. In association with the Pride Foundation, this scholarship aims to provide funding for educational opportunities for low-income, at-risk or homeless LGBTQ youth. Recipients are encouraged to pay it forward in the spirit and memory of Ross.

Gates Millennium Scholars. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS provides scholarships for low-income, minority students. The 1000 annual scholarships may be awarded to African American, Hispanic, Native American, native Alaskans and Pacific Islanders and will supply winners a full-ride scholarship to college.

Horatio Alger Association. The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program provides up to $22,000 in scholarship funds to students who demonstrate critical financial need and who have “faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.” Students from all 50 states are eligible, and winners also receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the National Scholars Conference.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). A minimum of two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students who are currently struggling with or who have experienced homelessness in the past. Scholarships may be put toward tuition, fees, books and prep courses, and are given out in October of each year.

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship. Next open in the 2016-17 academic year, this scholarship awards $20,000 over four years to low income, in-need, capable female students who have filled out their FAFSA® forms and have a minimum of 3.2 GPA.

Simon Youth Foundation. SYF has awarded more than $9.6 million to at-risk youth pursuing secondary education since 2000. Many of the foundation’s scholarship winners will be the first generation in their families to graduate college, and may apply the funds to the two- or four-year institution of their choice.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By providing funding to schools, the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time students of health profession and nursing programs coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interested applicants should check with their schools to determine if they participate in the program, and apply though the financial aid office.

Volunteer of America. The VOA eastern Washington and northern Idaho chapter has two scholarships designated specifically for homeless students and those formerly homeless who are pursuing secondary education. Scholarship recipients in the Crosswalk program also receive mentoring and education to help them reach their goals in all facets of their lives, from time management to building confidence.

Winners for Life. WFL offers scholarships each year for at-risk and underprivileged teens looking to pursue an education. The foundation grants 50 scholarships each year to at-risk youth; interested students may find application information through their school’s financial aid offices.

The Guaranteed Access Grant is awarded to students that are:
- Currently enrolled in high school as a senior
- Will complete a college preparatory program
- Have a minimum unweighted cumulative 2.5 high school grade point average
- Meet certain income requirements
The grant provides financial assistance equal to 100% of financial need.

2. Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP)
In addition to being considered for the GA Grant, if you are enrolling in an independent institution you may also be eligible for the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP). GAPP provides a matching grant award for eligible GA recipients at participating institutions, for up to the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees. This means for instance, that if you qualify for the maximum GA grant of $17,900 and a matching grant of $17,900 GAPP grant award you may receive $35,800 annually to cover cost of tuition and mandatory fees. To be considered for GAPP you must enroll in one of the following institutions: Capital Technology University; Goucher College; Hood College; Loyola University of Maryland; Stevenson University; St. John's College; Washington Adventist University; Washington College; and John Hopkins University.
To be considered for the GA grant visit to create your Maryland State Aid Account through the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS).

3. "To Do List"
-High School Transcript(s)
-Dependent Student Verification Form
-GA High School Counselor Certification
-Parent IRS Tax Return Transcript

4. George's Brigade

5. Frederick Community Foundations offers grant money for SAT and ACT prep classes-

6. 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.

7. Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success was developed to improve the college application process for all students as they search for and apply to their perfect college. The platform provides a single, centralized toolkit for students to organize, build, and refine their applications to numerous institutions.
Members of the Coalition include a diverse group of public and private universities. Coalition schools provide substantial support to lower–resourced and underrepresented students, offer responsible student financial aid support, and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation. The Coalition has signed up over 90 schools so far, and more partners continue to join.

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success has developed additional eligibility criteria that will go into effect January 1, 2017. These supplementary standards recognize colleges and universities who provide substantial support to low income and underrepresented students, who offer responsible student financial aid, and who demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.

8. Quest Bridge (This program opens the doors of Ivy League schools to high achieving underrepresented students who meet income guidelines.)

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

The QuestBridge path to college begins with the College Prep Scholars Program, which helps outstanding high school juniors become strong applicants to selective colleges. In senior year, high-achieving, low-income high school seniors can apply for the National College Match, an admissions process that connects top students with admissions and full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid at QuestBridge’s college partners.
Students admitted to a college partner through the National College Match become QuestBridge Scholars, and join a community of over 7,000 scholars on college partner campuses. The QuestBridge Scholars Network provides them with access to further academic, professional, leadership, and social opportunities. If you would like to have a QuestBridge Scholar come visit your school, please request a presentation.

Who We Are Looking For QuestBridge students have succeeded academically while experiencing long-term financial hardship.

We are looking for academically stellar students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets the admissions standards of our college partners. These are students whom you can envision thriving on the campus of a leading college. In addition, students must demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.
The characteristics below are based on successful QuestBridge applicants from previous years, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:
Academic Achievement:
• In the top 5% or 10% of their class.
• Have received mostly A’s grades in the most rigorous classes available.
• Scored >1270 the SAT (PSAT) or >26 (Composite) on the ACT.
Financial Qualification:
• Household income is less than $65,000 a year, and often less for a typical family of four, with minimal assets.
• Often eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
Personal Circumstances:
• Often in the first generation in their family to attend a four-year U.S. college.
• Unusually high level of family responsibility (caring for siblings, part-time work to support family financially, etc.)
• Extracurricular achievements, such as leadership or community activities.