Open Houses/Contests/Summer Programs

Starting August 28, 2017 - Ending June 15, 2019

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Davis & Elkins College:  Saturday, April 27; Saturday, June 15.  Go to or call 304-637-1230 to schedule a visit.


Shippensburg University:  March 23, April 13.  Go to to register.









Maryland Boys State:  If you are interested in Government, Politics, Leadership, attendance at Military Academy, College ROTC, or just a challenging Academic program this is the experience for you.  MD Boys State is a week-long (June 16-22, 2019) practical exercise in Government that will have a positive influence on your life.  Application deadline is May 16, 2019.  Go to to review the orientation materials.  Once you have reviewed the orientation materials and want to apply visit and click on "Apply Today".








Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting August 29, 2017 - Ending June 30, 2019

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NCWIT Award For Aspirations in Computing Scholarship - November 12, 2018 (391 Awards - $500)

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition:  Enrollment for the 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest begins this Wednesday, AUGUST 15th and is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen! Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition. Male and female students compete separately. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2019 500 national winners in late April 2019. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.) The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they?ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. To find out more - and to apply -  Deadline to apply is November 15th.

James Alan Cox Photography Scholarships - November 15, 2018 (11 Awards - $2,500)

Maryknoll Scholarships - November 16, 2018 (6 Award - $1,000)

Real World Design Challenge Scholarships - November 17, 2018 (7 Awards - $50,000)

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has partnered with the College Board to increase scholarship opportunities for students who've taken the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need. Did you know, more than half (54%) of the students who won the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship last year took the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 and were discovered through Student Search Service?. The Cooke College Scholarship seeks out underrepresented students of all races, backgrounds, and ethnicities through the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.  Go to: to apply.  Deadline to apply is November 20.

Genius Loci Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

Bachus and Schanker LLC Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (2 Awards - $2,000)

Sixt Scholarship Program - November 30, 2018 (5 Awards - $5,000)

National Space Club Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $10,000)

Minimum Wage and Overtime Reform Scholarship - November 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships - December 1, 2018 (7 Awards - $1,000)

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship - December 1, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

Youth Forward Scholarship - December 1, 2018 (6 Awards - $500)

National Wild Turkey Federation - Monocacy Valley Chapter - Academic Scholarship Program:
1. Students must be graduating high school seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average.
2. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University).
3. Students must hold a current NWTF membership and must reside in Carroll, Frederick or Montgomery County, Maryland. If you are not a current member of NWTF, visit or call (800) THE-NWTF to join. Include a copy of your online receipt or ask our membership department to provide you an ID number to include with your application for membership verification purposes.
4. Students must be involved in school activities (i.e. FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc.).
5. Students must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers.
6. Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. Scouting, 4-H, civic group or club, volunteer work).
7. Students must submit an essay exhibiting dedication to conservation (see application).
8. Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of current hunting license is required.
9. Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (i.e. teacher, counselor, community leader, etc.).
10. This is a one-time award for one year.

Deadline to apply is December 1st.  Click here for application.


Barbara Lotze Scholarships - December 1, 2018 (5 Awards - $2,000)

Towson UTeach, Towson University’s program to prepare future secondary school mathematics and science teachers, is pleased to announce the availability of Kahlert Foundation Scholarships ($1,000 per year for up to four years) to be awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll at the university in Fall 2019 and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching.  Please share the attached announcement with school-based counselors and any current high school seniors who may be interested in this opportunity.  The scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2018.

Students who complete the Towson UTeach Program earn a bachelor’s degree in their chosen content area (mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth-space science, or physics) along with the necessary education coursework for secondary school (grades 7-12) teaching certification in Maryland.  Towson UTeach incorporates several novel approaches to teacher preparation: 1) early and frequent field placements in local public schools starting in the freshmen year; 2) education courses focused on and dedicated to the pedagogy of mathematics and science; and 3) master teachers, former exemplary public school teachers, who serve as coaches throughout the students’ four years.  Additional information about our program can be found at our or via our information video.  

Davidson College Belk Scholarship:  The John M. Belk Scholarship, Davidson?s flagship merit program, covers the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees) valued in 2018-19 at over $65,000. Belk Scholars are game changers recognized for outstanding intellectual ability, leadership skill, commitment to service, personal vigor, and potential for impact. Nomination Deadline (your school may nominate one or two students) November 9, 2018. Nominees Admission Application Deadline December 3, 2018. See your Counselor for nomination.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program:  The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.

Visit to learn more and apply today!

AXA Achievement Scholarship - December 14, 2018 (52 Awards - $25,000)

University of Dayton - Leadership in Service Scholarship - Chosen students need to meet University of Dayton admission standards. The scholarship does not need to be awarded based on GPA and test scores. University of Dayton is looking for students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). Students must be nominated for this scholarship. See Mrs. Wilton in the Counseling Office for more information.  Deadline for nomination is December 15.

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - December 15, 2018 (5 Awards - $1,000)

Culinary Arts Scholarship Competition 2019:  The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) of Frederick Community College is excited to present high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to demonstrate their cooking and baking skills to earn a scholarship by participating in the HCTI Culinary Arts Scholarship Competition. The competition consists of two contests: one for Culinary and one for Baking. Students may enter either the Culinary or Baking contest, but not both. The competition is open to all public High Schools in Frederick County, including students attending the Career and Technology Center. The contest is limited to a total of 12 students for each contest and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The Culinary Competition will take place on January 14, 2019 at 5pm and the Baking Competition will take place on January 15, 2019 at 5pm at Frederick Community College. Go to: to register. Registration fee is $20 and the deadline to register is December 21st.

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - December 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,100)

Thiel Fellowship - December 31, 2018 (30 Awards - $100,000)

Apprentice Ecologist Youth Scholarship Program - December 31, 2018 (3 Awards - $850)

2018 NRA Scholarships - December 31, 2018 (4 Awards - $1,000)

SBO Essay Scholarship - December 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $1,000)

2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship:  Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years, up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.  Go to apply.  Deadline to apply is January 4, 2019.

Mardi Gras Princess - The Frederick Woman’s Civic Club, Inc. invites you to join the Mardi Gras Ball’s Royal Court as a Princess at our upcoming Mardi Gras Ball. We will be honoring young women who are Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors or College Freshmen in Frederick County Public and private schools. The 58th Annual Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, from 6 to 11 PM at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. The Frederick Woman’s Civic Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through support and volunteer service for the good of the individual and the community. We are also dedicated to historical preservation of our remarkable 1807 Steiner House. Each year at the Mardi Gras Ball we honor between 15 and 20 outstanding young women by recognizing their accomplishments and their commitment to our community. One Princess is randomly selected through a Charm Ceremony as Queen and crowned at our Princess Tea which will be held January 20, 2019, from 2-4 PM at Steiner House. The Queen will receive a $1000 scholarship for her continuing education. In addition, prior to the Mardi Gras a fun community project and rehearsal for Mardi Gras will be held for the Princesses. In addition, this year, we added an optional 500-word essay for the Princesses to submit and one Princess will earn a $500 scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will be announced at Mardi Gras. At the Mardi Gras Ball, each Princess will be presented and honored in front of the Frederick community. Princesses wear long, pastel or white ball gowns and are escorted by their parent/s or someone else they choose. Music is provided by a DJ and the Clarion Inn is decorated for a festive Mardi Gras Ball. This is a very special, enjoyable evening for the Princesses, their families, friends and the Frederick community. The Frederick Woman’s Civic Club looks forward to having you participate in Frederick’s continuing history of women’s service to our community. For 106 years FWCC has been committed to Frederick and we will be honored to have your participation in that commitment. Attached is an application for you to complete and return by January 9, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Gina Opatovsky at 301-237- 6698 or by email: Please mail the completed form and payment to Gina at 108 Glade Blvd., Walkersville, MD 21793.  Mardis Gras Princess Application.

The Maryland State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) awards several scholarships.  They offer several $1000 Scholarships-renewable for three years-to graduating seniors based on academics and financial need.  Applicants must be Maryland residents, citizens of the United States, plan to attend an accredited college or university, pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.  Click here for Maryland DAR Scholarship.  Deadline for submission is January 15th.  Go to for information on more scholarships available.

Maryland Farm Bureau 2019 Scholarship:  The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2019 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. Completed applications with a current photo and any questions can be sent by email to  Click here for application.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.

B. Davis Scholarship - The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.  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 24, 2019.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Central Scholarship - Since 1924, Central Scholarship has been providing Maryland scholarships and Maryland tuition assistance to students for the financial assistance they need to go higher. No matter what your dream, Central Scholarship can help you fund it.  Go to for more information and to apply.

The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep.  Financial assistance to participate in classes to prepare students for college admission testing, such as the SAT or ACT, is available for high school juniors and seniors. The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep, through The Community Foundation of Frederick County, will select participants based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 point average is required. Students can apply for assistance at any time. Recipients arenotified within 45 days after submitting their application. Details are available

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Army conducts a National Scholarship process for high school seniors who want to be considered for both Four-Year & Three-Year Army ROTC High School Scholarships. The National Scholarship portal ( opens in mid-June for rising senior high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Army ROTC scholarships pay for full tuition and fees OR room and board ($10K/year - $5K/semester). The student makes the choice based on their family financial needs. Once contracted in either the fall of the freshman year for four-year recipients or fall of the sophomore year for three-year (advanced designee) recipients, students will also be eligible for $600/semester for books as well as the monthly ROTC stipend. The stipend pays $300, $350, $450 and $500 (tax-free) for the freshman through senior years, respectively. REQUIREMENTS Be a U.S. citizen Be between the ages of 17 and 26 Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 Have a high school diploma or equivalent Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) Meet physical standards Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard) YOUR COMMITMENT An eight-year service commitment with the Army through active, Guard/Reserve or IRR service.  Serve full time in the Army for a minimum of three or four years depending on the length of scholarship awarded. They will serve out the balance of the eight years in the Guard or Reserve or the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).  Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. Active duty is competitive, but Guard/Reserve service can be guaranteed with a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty contract. APPLY ONLINE FOR AN ARMY ROTC FOUR-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site. Students must have an account created by early January and must have their account complete by early March to meet the final board deadline. Students can major in any academic discipline while completing ROTC. They will take a Military Science (ROTC) leadership course each semester along with their chosen major. Cadets also participate in weekly (3x/week) physical training sessions and have a weekly experiential leadership lab where they learn military and leadership skills required of Soldiers and Officers.