Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting August 29, 2017 - Ending May 31, 2018

Link to applications available in Naviance



FCC Merit Scholarship - The FCC Merit Scholarship is a two-year scholarship awarded to one graduating senior from each Frederick County High School. The scholarship is valued at up to $8,800 ($2,200 per fall and spring semester for two years). Principal selects recipient. Applications should be turned in to the BHS Counseling Office by April 25th.  Click here for application or go to

FCC Post-Dual Enrollment Scholarship - The FCC Post-Dual Enrollment Scholarship is a one-year scholarship awarded to one graduating senior from each Frederick County Public High School who participated in the High School Based or Open Campus Dual Enrollment Program through FCC. The scholarship is valued at up to $4,400 ($2,200 per fall and spring semester for one year). Principal selects recipient. Applications should be returned to the BHS Counseling Office by April 25th.  Click here for application or go to

FCC Routzahn Family Business Scholarship - The Routzahn Family Business Scholarship is a two-year scholarship awarded to one graduating senior from each Frederick County Public High School. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 ($250 per fall and spring semester for two years). Applications should be returned to the BHS Counseling Office by April 25th.  Click here for application or go to

FCC Frederick Singles Scholarship - The Frederick Singles Scholarship is a one-year, need-based scholarship awarded to one graduating Frederick County High School senior from a single-parent household. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 ($500 per fall and spring semester for one year). Applications should be submitted to the BHS Counseling Office by April 25th.  Click here for application or go to


FASSE (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 April 27th.  Click here for application.

The OPHELIA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based on the principle of helping others, is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Class of 2018 Scholarships — The Ophelia Scholarship and the Gil and Jameece Pinckney Scholarship. We will award two $1,000 scholarships to deserving college-bound high school seniors in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area who need funds to help defray the costs of pursuing a higher education.  The Foundation’s mission is to create Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. For our first two years, our focus was on supporting children in the early school years. In 2017 and 2018, we have expanded our reach to encompass students in the later, but equally important, phase of their education.  To qualify for a scholarship, the student must be a graduating senior from a District of Columbia, Maryland, or Northern Virginia high school. The student must also meet all academic, citizenship, and other criteria set forth in the attached applications.  To be considered for a Class of 2018 Scholarship, students must download the applications from The OPHELIA Foundation website at: www.opheliafoundation.orgThe deadline to apply is April 27th.  


Brunswick Junior Railroaders Athletic Scholarship:  This scholarship is being offered by the Brunswick Junior Railroaders organization.  It is presented as an honor to student athletes who have shown good sportsmanship, leadership, and a passion for excellence through sports and academics.   A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a male and a female Brunswick High School student athlete that meet the requirements of the scholarship.  BJR reserves the right to award no scholarship(s) in the event the candidates do not meet the qualifications or there are no applicants.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.  Click here for application.

7th Annual Smiling Senior Scholarship -  Sponsored by Smile Frederick Orthodontics & Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick.  $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  To be considered for the scholarship, please submit a 500+ word essay (outlined in the application) and an application.  Go to or for more information and the application.  The deadline to apply is April 30th.

Shawn Carter Scholarship - April 30, 2018 (10 Awards - $2,500)

E-Waste Scholarship - April 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)


CARiD Scholarship Program - April 30, 2018 (2 Awards - $1,000)

AMVETS National Scholarships - April 30, 2018 (13 Awards - $4,000)

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.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is May 1, 2018.

Harrington/Thomas BHS Student Council Scholarship:  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 Friday, May 4th.  Click here for application.

PVYA - 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.  Deadline to apply 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.  Up to 4 student athletes will be awarded a maximum of   $200  scholarship funds for 1 year.  The club has the right to award NO funds if no worthy candidates meet the qualifications or the committee feels accomplishments do not equal the standard of high quality in the classroom, the community or in the sport.  Deadline to apply is May 9th Click here for application.

Ava Maria Whittemore Memorial Scholarship - The EAG Ava Maria Whittemore Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of a dedicated champion of education and one of EAG’s founding members. Ava Maria Whittemore, more commonly known as Maria, was a native of Frederick County, Maryland. To say Maria was passionate about education is an understatement. She dedicated her life to ensuring the educational needs of all students were addressed and their potential realized. Her journey to becoming a pioneer and champion for education began at an early age. In 1957, an eight-year old Maria Whittemore was among the first Black students to integrate the all-white Walkersville Elementary School, ending racial segregation of public schools in Frederick County. This major milestone was merely the beginning. Maria later graduated from Walkersville High School and went on to earn a BS in psychology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, followed by a MA in School Administration from Hood College. Upon her graduation from Lincoln University, Maria returned to Frederick County where she began her 45- year tenure with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). She worked as a teacher and later an Assistant Principal at several FCPS elementary and middle schools. She eventually transitioned to the Board of Education Central Office where she served as the FCPS Multicultural Education and Minority Achievement Coordinator.   The deadline to apply is May 16th.  Click here for application.

“B. Davis Scholarship”.  The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.

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, 2018

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

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


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program:  Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career or technical education. To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Education Scholarship Program, applicants mus fulfill the following criteria: Have completed high school by Spring 2018 Be enrolled in a 2-year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible Be under the age of 30 Be a United States Citizen.  Go to for application.  Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Deadline - June 19, 2018
Amount of Award - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

2018 “Recycle Right!” Activity Book Contest - Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management:  The goal of this contest is to generate material for use in an educational activity book. The book will be printed and distributed across Frederick County to help students learn more about the importance of recycling the right way. Please review our tips for better recycling and other background information before creating an entry. Details can be found online:  See flyer for complete details/entry form.

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 are notified within 45 days after submitting their application. Details are available at


Starting October 17, 2017 - Ending May 31, 2018

Check out these opportunities!

McDaniel College 2018 Summer Science Academy Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Marine Science
  • "Real World" Physical Science
  • Zombie Science
  • NEW! Environmental Science
  • NEW! Pre-health Science for those interested in careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, fitness, and sports training.

For course descriptions, available dates, and to apply, visit Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Students who attend, apply to McDaniel, are accepted and qualify are guaranteed a $40,000 scholarship!

Ithaca College:  Residential pre-college programs for high school students.  In Ithaca's residential pre-college programs, discover what campus life is like while you explore your interests with expert IC faculty.  Our one- and three-week summer college sessions offer courses from a variety of academic areas, or you can focus on specific subjects in the Ithaca Writers Institute or Pre-College STEM Institute.  Online applications are due by May 15th, but early application is recommended.  Admission decisions are made as applications are received.  Students who believe they will be eligible for financial aid when they apply to college are encouraged to apply for a limited number of need-based, partial-tuition scholarships for the three-week session.  Students should complete the online application and then complete the financial aid request form.  Apply today at


Exciting Summer Opportunities for high school students at Susquehanna University.  Learn more and apply today at  Discounts available on most programs prior to April 1.  Don't delay!

New York University Precollege:  NYE Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the amazing opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus in the heart of Manhattan.  For six exciting weeks, high schoolers can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student.  Our summer 2018 Precollege program runs from July 1 through August 11.  For scholarship consideration, students should apply by April 1, 2018.  For more details and the most up-to-date information, please visit

The 2018 Summer Business Institute at The Catholic University of America:  The Summer Business Institute (SBI) is a week-long summer program at teh Busch School for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  Throughout the week, participants are immersed in these subjects through the lens of Catholic social teaching.  SBI is an all inclusive week-long experience for only $300.  Scholarships to the program are available and awarded.  Applications are due by May 1st.  Go to for more information and to apply.

GW Pre-College 2018:  The George Washington University 2018 Summer Programs for high school students.  Go to for more details and to register.

Terp Young Scholars:  July 8-27, 2018.  College courses, college credits.  In Terp Young Scholars, students experience rigorous college courses, earn three college credits and appreciate the rich diversity of campus life at UMD.  Acceptance to this 3-week summer collegiate program is competitive, and based upon academic performance.  For more information and to apply go to


FCC Study Skills & Test Prep Classes:  Get ready for success this spring with personalized attention and guidance from experienced instructors.  Go to for more information and 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 practical exercise in Government that will have a positive influence on your life.  Application deadline is April 15, 2018  Click here for more information about applying or go directly to to complete the application.

At Duke Summer College and Academy, we believe in a simple formula. By combining rigorous academics with an incredibly fun residential program, we can create life-changing experiences. This past summer, we put this to the test and discovered that it is overwhelmingly true.

It's time for FCPS high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Engineering Innovation (EI) summer program, offered at Hood College this year.

EI will enable students to participate in a renowned college-level program that offers the potential to earn 3 college credits while exploring cutting-edge educational and career options. Students will also earn 1 FCPS elective credit.

The course will be offered from June 25 through July 20, Mondays-Fridays, 9-3. There will be no class on Wednesday, July 4.

Prerequisites are Algebra II, some trigonometry, a lab science (chemistry, biology, and/or physics) and experience with a spreadsheet application.

Application Fee: $75

Tuition: $2700 (Financial assistance is available! Apply early for Financial Aid.)

Applications are online at:

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Open Houses/College Fairs/Information Sessions

Starting August 28, 2017 - Ending June 15, 2018

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On Friday, April 20, our Knight for a Day tours begin at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center with an admissions information session, followed by a five-campus bus tour. During the bus tour, families will be able to view one of the first-year residence halls on the Busch campus. They will also break for lunch (on their own) before heading to the school-specific portion of the day at 1 p.m. A detailed itinerary will be provided once registered.

Department options include one of the following:

  • Biomedical & Chemical/Biochemical
  • Civil/Environmental & Materials Science
  • Electrical/Computer & Industrial Systems
  • Mechanical/Aerospace & Applied Science/Packaging

Families can register for these tours while space is available. To learn more about the engineering tours, please visit

2018 College Tour Day Trip - Spring Fest Open House (UMES Eastern Shore):  Parents, Students! Looking for a State-Funded HBCU, then Look no Further!
College Tour Day-Trip to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Spring Festival
Princess Anne, Maryland
Friday, April 27, 2018
Sponsored by Arrow Collegiate Tour
(18 years of Successful College Tours for Students in the DC Metro Area)
$50 Trip Includes:
+ Motor Coach Transportation (6am - 4pm)
+ Presentation & College Tour (Admissions Office)
+ Some Students will be Awarded On-the-Spot Acceptance (See Note Below.)
(Note: Bring Official High School Transcripts & ACT/SAT Score for Consideration)
+ Application Fee Waived
+ Letter Provided to Schools to Request Excused Absence for Educational Purposes
+ Snacks Included on Bus Ride (Lunch can be purchased on campus, separately, during
the festival.)
+ For more information and to register and submit payment, visit our website: or contact Ms. Sabrina Crowder, (240) 766-5407

Wellesley College Junior Open Campus:  Saturday, April 28th 8am - 3:30pm.  Experience a sample class, explore campus, meet current students, take a tour, have lunch.  Attend sessions on: perspectives on the Wellesley experience, navigating the admission process (with helpful tips!), affording college, and more.  Learn more at are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for Rutgers University, School of Engineering tours for the spring semester. There is only one tour date for prospective students left. Current applicants should not sign up for these tours.