Announcements

Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending June 30, 2020

Link to applications available in Naviance

ALL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON NAVIANCE(https://connection.naviance.com/brunswickhi)

FCC Foundation Scholarships:  Beginning April 1, 2020, seniors may start applying for FCC Foundation scholarships for the fall 2020 semester. The application will be open through June 30, 2020. Students will be asked to complete one general application which will identify any scholarships they may be qualified to receive. Students will be notified of awards in July. To accept the award, they will be asked to complete and turn in a thank you note prior to the award being made available in their student account. In order to expedite this process, a PerfectForm thank you note will be available for students to prepare, sign, and submit online. Students can only apply online. No paper applications will be accepted. Students can upload transcripts (official or unofficial), letters of recommendation, and other required documents directly into the system. BHS students who need digital copies of these items should e-mail their school counselor.  To apply, students will need an FCC student ID number, FCC email address, and password. If you do not already have an ID number/e-mail address/password you must first apply to FCC online at https://www.frederick.edu/admissions/credit-application.aspx to get this information. You may then fill out the scholarship application.

To complete the scholarship application process:

1. Go to: https://frederick.academicworks.com/

2. Click “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to begin.

3. Complete and submit the General Application.

4. Click on and complete any Special Scholarship Applications not covered by the General Scholarship.

Xi Xi Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.:  The Xi Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $400.00. Xi Xi Lambda desires to participate in the vehicle that allows our children to reach their scholastic significance and to be agents of change in our society.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Minds in Motion Scholarship:  This 13th annual program has been sponsored by The Allstate Foundation since its' inception in 2008 and recognizes those who have excelled on the playing field and in the classroom. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers.  For 2020, each of the nine MPSSAA districts will have at least one recipient selected along with "at-large" selections up to a total of 12-14 recipients. Applications consist of completing the online form in the link below. The for online applications for 2019-20 has been extended (as of 3/26/20) and they will now be accepted until 12 noon on Friday, April 10th. Applicants are reminded to fill out the form carefully and double-check that all requested information has been provided before clicking "Submit".  Go to:   http://bit.ly/2TyVGcL to apply.

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.  $ 1000.00  will be awarded to up to 2 student / athletes each, who meet the 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. Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is May 7, 2020.

Esperanza Fund:  In Spring 2020, the Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships of at least $5,000 and up to $20,000 to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

Eligibility Requirements
• Must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States.
• Must be a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia.
• Must enroll full-time at an accredited community college, public college or university in 2020-2021.
• Must have had a gross family income of under $100,000 in 2019

Go to:  http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship to apply.  Deadline to apply EXTENDED to April 1, 2020.

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. Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 6, 2020.

Central Scholarship:  Over 80 scholarships available to Maryland residents for the 2020-2021 school year! Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students.  Deadline EXTENDED to April 1 2020.  Go to:  APPLY NOW!

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 applicationDeadline to apply EXTENDED to APRIL 24, 2020.  Completed applications should be mailed to:  Brunswick High School Athletic Boosters, 28 Jennifer Lynne Dr., Knoxville, MD 21758.

Maryland Municipal League Scholarship:  The Frederick County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League is pleased to offer one $1000 academic scholarship opportunity to Frederick County high school students who have been accepted into a college or university in a graduate or undergraduate program.  Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in governmental or public service.  The scholarship is being provided through the Frederick County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League MML).  MML is a nonprofit nonpartisan association representing over 150 cities and towns throughout Maryland.   The MML works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through a variety of services to include legislative representation, research, training and technical assistance.  Please return this application by May 15, 2020 to Frederick County Chapter MML Attn: Mayor Deborah Burgoyne, PO Box 485, Burkittsville, MD 21718.  The application must be postmarked by that date or hand delivered on that date prior to 4 p.m.  Click here for application.

Nymeo Federal Credit Union:  A college education is one of the most important investments a person can make.  Nymeo is dedicated to helping youth in our communities as they begin this journey by offering two college scholarship opportunities:  Nymeo Believe & Achieve Scholarship - Deadline April 10, 2020 and Credit Union Foundation of MD/DC Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2020.  Visit nymeo.org/collegescholarship to apply.

Chi Theta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship:  Chi Theta Omega Chapter was chartered on May 17, 2003. In celebration of over 17 years of service to Frederick Community, we would be honored to award our High School graduating seniors with varying scholarship awards. It is evident that you are determined to succeed, you have demonstrated the drive to make a difference in society while articulating high aspirations. Our chapter believes in the pursuit of higher education, achieving academic excellence, and developing supreme young leaders. We understand the family financial burden of today and know how difficult it can be for students to obtain funding to fulfill goals of higher education. It is our hope that we can provide assistance to our seniors who want to “light the world on fire” with their contribution(s) to society and our community.   Please send the completed application, essay and transcript to Akacto1908@gmail.com or to the mailing address below by April 10.  Chi Theta Omega Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 564, Frederick, MD 20905.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 10 

Brunswick Masonic Lodge Scholarship:  Brunswick Lodge #191 will award one or more $500 scholarships to a student graduating from high school. Any student accepted into, and attending, a post-graduate institution may apply for this award. While the basis for selection lies primiarly in the information provided within the application, it is a subjective process and special consideration will be given tos tudents who have one, or more, of the following circumstances: 1) plan to attend a local college in the state of Maryland, 2) possess a substantial need for assistance that may not be met by other means, and 3) have a direct, current or past, familial connection to Freemasonry.  Click here for applicationA limited number of applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline to apply EXTENDED TO is APRIL 14, 2020.  Application should be mailed to the the Brunswick Masonic Lodge at P.O. Box 191, Brunswick, MD 21716 - postmarked by APRIL 14.

J. Elmer Harp Family Memorial Scholarship and the Gloria M. \"Stretch\" Grossnickle Scholarship Fund:  J. Elmer Harp Family Memorial Scholarship - The estate of the late Miss Jane E. Harp, daughter of Dr. J. Elmer Harp, funds the Dr. J. Elmer Harp Family Memorial Scholarship. It was established to honor Dr. Harp, a general practicioner who served Middletown Valley families over 50 years. Each year, the Board of Directors of the Medical Center selects three persons who are pursuing a career in the medical field to receive scholarships with a value of $9,000 each.  The Gloria M. \"Stretch\" Grossnickle Scholarship Fund - This fund honors Mrs. Grossnickle who was a charter member of the Harp Board of Directors.  Her friend, Mr. William H. Browning Jr., established the fund to honor her.  Each year one scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a career in the medical field.  The value of the yearly scholarship is $9,000.  Click here for application or go to http://www.harpmedicalcenter.org for application and more information.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Brunswick Railroaders Little League Scholarships:  Brunswick Railroaders Little League is committed to celebrating our youth, and we think helping them achieve their dreams of a higher education is a great way to start. Brunswick Railroaders Little League proudly awards scholarships up to $1,000 to deserving hard-working high school students who have participated in Brunswick Railroaders Little League and demonstrated excellence in and out of the classroom. Funds must be used for tuition, books, and/or room and board at the institution of higher education chosen by the recipient.  For more information go to:  http://brunswickrailroaderslittleleague.website.sportssignup.com/Site/League-Information/BRLL-Scholarship-ProgramTo apply go to:  https://siplay-website-content-user.s3.amazonaws.com/Portal/3094/Content/Documents/LEAGUE%20DOCUMENTS/2020LLScholarship.pdfDeadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

Army Emergency Relief Educational Scholarships:  DEERS-registered spouses and dependent children of Active Duty or Retired Soldiers, or Soldiers who died on Active Duty or while Retired, or National Guard and Reserve Soldiers on Title 10 Orders for the full academic year. Applicant must not be a member of any military branch or be enrolled at a military academy. Must maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Go to:  aerhq.org to apply.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

Navy Family Scholarship:  The Naval Officers' Spouses' Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to offer merit scholarships this year to graduating seniors.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.  Click here for application.

Miss Utility Scholarship:  Scholarship recipients from each of the eight zones outlined in the application form, covering Maryland and Washington, D.C., will receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship to a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school. Students must be on track to graduate by June 2020 to be considered for the scholarship program. Students must also be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school by fall 2020 to receive the scholarship.  The Miss Utility Scholarship Program will run from January 2020 to April 3, 2020. Winners will be notified via telephoneand/or email by early May 2020.  The Miss Utility Scholarship is open only to legal residents of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit all required information to be eligible for the scholarship program. Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C. has the right to verify the eligibility of each applicant.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply EXTENDED to May 29, 2020.

Community Foundation Of Frederick County:  Scholarship deadline extended to April 6, 2020.  Go to www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com to apply.  One application, more than 250 scholarships available.

Burkittsville Ruritan Scholarships:  The Burkittsville Ruritan Club and Ladies Auxiliary will be providing at least three scholarships in 2020.  The Ruritan Club will award at least one scholarship for $1,000 to a deserving students at Brunswick High School and at least one scholarship for $1,000 to a deserving student at Middletown High School.  In addition, the Ladies Auxiliary will be awarding one scholarship for $1,000.  To qualify for these scholarships, you must be graduating from high school in 2020 and planning to attend a college/university (2 or 4 year) or certified trade or business school.  Click here for applicationCompleted applications should be mailed to:  Warren Huffer, 5907 Broad Run Rd., Jefferson, MD 21755 postmarked by April 17, 2020Contact Mrs. Renn (rhonda.renn@fcps.org) for your transcript for this scholarship.

Fordham Lee Poffenbarger Memorial Scholarship:  Each year we award scholarships to deserving, graduating high school seniors attending a Frederick County High School to help support their academic and educational goals. The number of scholarships and the scholarship amount varies.  This memorial fund scholarship was established to honor the life of our son Fordham Lee Poffenbarger. His infectious smile, beautiful brown eyes and sweet nature touched everyone who knew him.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 4, 2020.

Brunswick FFA Alumni Scholarship:  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to those graduating FFA members who plan to pursue a post secondary education (University, Four Year College, Two Year College or Vocational/Technical School).  All scholarship applicants will be considered on an individual basis and will be awarded some financial aid as determined by the Scholarship Committee.  Applications should be turned in to the BHS Counseling Office by April 10, 2020.  Click here for application.

Brunswick Junior Railroaders Jay Caniford Athletic Scholarship:  The Jay Caniford Athletic Scholarship is being offered by the Brunswick Junior Railroaders Boosters 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 one male and one 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.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply EXTENDED TO April 30, 2020.  Completed applications can be emailed to M.Cornett03@gmail.com, or mailed to:  BJR Scholarship, c/o Michelle Cornett, 3968 Point of Rocks Road, Jefferson, MD 21755.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 2020 Scholarship Award:  This is a $500 Scholarship to a school of choice, open to all College-bound, High School Seniors in Frederick County, Maryland. RULES:  The essay must be titled:  “What does success mean to you and what is your plan to achieve it?"  The essay must be original, neither previously published nor secured by copyright.  The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.  Three typewritten, double-spaced copies must be submitted.   Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Catoctin Fish and Game Association Scholarship 2020:  The Catoctin Fish and Game Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a student who is planning to pursue a college degree in environmental science, natural/wildlife resources management or a related field. This scholarship is awarded to a student one (1) time only.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is April 15, 2020.  Scholarship should be mailed to: Catoctin Fish and Game Club, Scholarship Committee, 200 Lombardy Ct., Middletown, MD 21769

Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club (FSRC) Memorial Scholarship:  The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Memorial Scholarship is open to Frederick County, Maryland high school seniors who will be attending college, trade school, or enlisting in the US military.  An applicant will have participated as a runner in cross country or track, or will have demonstrated support for running as a team trainer or as an assistant to the coaching staff. In addition to participation in/around the sport of running, the applicant will have a demonstrated history of volunteerism within their school, church, or community.   Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.   To apply, go to: https://steeplechasers.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce20908f7ac9ffcc0d01936b5&id=5013809d76&e=c957109d4e

At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. For this year's We the Students Essay Contest (https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/ ), we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.  For this essay, we are asking students to not only share their comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps they will choose to include mention of a time when they, themselves, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did they go about it? We encourage them to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what they write. We the Students isn't your students' only opportunity to win scholarships and prizes by taking on the important issues of the day. Every two weeks on our Think the Vote (https://www.thinkthevote.com/join-the-debate/)debate platform, we ask students to share their opinion on a current events-related question. The students who make the strongest case for their position on both sides of the question win a gift card, swag, and a chance at a $1000 scholarship at the end of the school year. The latest question: Can the federal government find a balance between religious liberty and LGBTQ protections?  Go to: https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/ to apply.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority Scholarship:  Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority (a teaching sorority) is offering a $500.00 scholarship to an individual who is interested in a career in education.  All applicants must complete the enclosed application in its entirety.  The Scholarship Committee will review all applications. Committee members may conduct a personal interview if several applicants qualify equally. The recipient of the scholarship will be Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority’s lunch guest this summer.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, 2020.  Click here for application.

BHS Common Application for Local Scholarships:  Brunswick High School is pleased to offer the BHS Common Application on behalf of the Brunswick Eagles Club, Brunswick Lions Club and the Brunswick Family Vision Center.  Three local scholarships, only one application to complete.  Completed applications should be mailed to Brunswick High School, 101 Cummings Dr., Brunswick, MD 21716, Attn: Mrs. Wilton. Package must be postmarked by April 24th.  Click here for applicationNote:  Your transcript will be printed and added to your application once received.

Frederick County Farm Bureau Ag/Non-Ag Major Scholarships:  Frederick County Farm Bureau Scholarships have been established for Frederick County youth majoring in an agricultural or non-agricultural area of study. These scholarships are sponsored by Frederick County Farm Bureau, Frederick County Farm Bureau Women, and Frederick County Young Farmers.  Awards will be made annually and applicants may reapply; however, applicants can only apply a maximum of four years.  WHO MAY APPLY: Graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or university, accredited vocational or trade school or community college, or students currently attending any of the above. The applicant must major in an agricultural area of study.  Click here for AgMajorScholarshipApplication; click here for NonAgMajorScholarshipApplicationDeadline to apply is April 30, 2020.

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 1 to brunswickptsa@gmail.com or mailed to Allison Garman, 3629 Fry Rd., Jefferson, MD 21755. 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 applicationPlease note that the application has been replaced with a fillable pdf to ease electronic completion/submission.  Please ask for your letters of recommendation and transcript be emailed directly to the address above or mailed to Mrs. Garman at the address above.

OPHELIA Foundation Scholarships:  The OPHELIA Foundation Class of 2020 scholarships support graduating seniors from a high school in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area.  Click here for application.  Go to scholarships@opheliafoundation.org for more information.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

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.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is May 7, 2020.  Completed applications should be mailed to:  Lee Zumbach, 1019 Gristmill Ct., Knoxville, MD 21758.

The Lillie Morris Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship is in memory of Mrs. Lillie Morris. She was an educator for 40 years with the Frederick County Public School System. She devoted most of her life to helping and aiding in the lives of many students over those years. The scholarship is also designed to be rewarded to a student who has been an active member of the Minority Essence Club at Brunswick High School. Mrs. Morris was the founder of the club that was started approximately 25 years ago. Therefore, you must be a senior at Brunswick High School to apply.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is May 10, 2020.

The Frederick Community College (FCC) STEM Scholars Program provides students who have academic talent and financial need with additional support while they pursue their STEM-related academic and career goals on a full-time basis. STEM Scholars is designed to serve students with little or no prior college-level experience. The competitive scholarship program offers participants up to $13,000 in financial aid, as well as the training and mentoring needed to be successful in their STEM programs and prepares students to transition to the next stage of their educational and career pathways. The program will consist of three cohorts of ten students starting in Fall 2020, Fall 2021, and Fall 2022.  FCC STEM Scholars is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Go to:  https://www.frederick.edu/degrees-certificates/stem-scholars.aspx for more information and to apply.

B Davis Scholarship:  The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.  Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 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, 2020.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Big Sun ScholarshipThe 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.  Go to:  http://www.bigsunathletics.com to apply.  Deadeline to apply is June 19, 2020.

AES Engineering Scholarships:  The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.  We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Deadline to apply is October 5, 2020.

Kids Chance of Maryland - Since 1996, we have provided college scholarships to the children of Maryland's injured workers. Every year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries and, tragically, about 60 workers in Maryland lose their lives every year. Kids' Chance of Maryland provides an opportunity for the children of these workers to pursue their higher education, reach their goals, and fulfill their dreams for the future.  Go to http://www.kidschance-md.org/ for more information and to apply.

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 http://www.central-scholarship.org/scholarships/overview/ 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 www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.

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 (http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html) 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.

Open Houses/Contests/Summer Programs

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending June 15, 2020

Click here for complete listing

OPEN HOUSES:

FCC Spring Open House:  Saturday, March 21st 10am-12pm at the FCC Student Center.  Meet faculty and staff.  Take a tour with a student ambassador and learn about:

  • Academic Programs
  • Career & Transfer Programs
  • Counseling & Advising
  • Enrollment Steps
  • Financial Aid
  • Honors College
  • Student Services

For more information and to RSVP go to frederick.edu/openhouse or call 301-624-2716

Case Western Reserve University:  March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17.  Go to case.edu/admission/visit to register.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design:  Saturday, March 28.  All open houses run 11am-2:30pm.  Visit pcad.edu/openhouse to register.

Ithaca College:  April 25.  Learn more and register at ithaca.edu/visit

 

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

NACAC National College Fair:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 9:45am - 12:45pm and Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 9:45am-12:45pm.  Adventist Healthcare Field House in Montgomery County.  Register for free at gotomyncf.com.

NACAC National College Fair:  Friday, April 3, 2020; 9:30am - 12:30pm.  Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex.  Register for free at gotomyncf.com.

CONTESTS:

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest:  The main purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation and acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.  Visit www.legion.org or call Post 96 at 301-834-8121 for more information and to enter.

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Goucher College Young Writers' Camp:  This summer we are encouraging students to GO GOUCHER this summer and participate in our Young Writers’ Camp.  For high school students who love to write, this one-week creative writing camp will provide the opportunity to:

  • Participate in an intensive personal essay writing workshop as they prepare their college essays;
     
  • Learn about various genres of creative writing;
     
  • Explore Goucher campus and college life;
     
  • Create an anthology of student writing.

​​​​​​​The camp will be led by award-winning poet Will Schutt, whose 2013 work Westerly was selected as the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award.

WHEN: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2020, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Goucher College, Kratz Center for Creative Writing

CONTACT: camps@goucher.edu or go to https://www.goucher.edu/gogoucher/summer-camps/writing-workshop/ for more information

York College of Pennsylvania is hosting an 8-night/9-day residential summer program for U.S. and International college-bound high schools students (grades 10-12 in fall 2020): Business Not As Usual!, June 14-22, 2020.   Led by York College faculty and industry leaders, this program provides hands-on, real-world experiences that will inspire exploration in expansive areas of developing, managing, and succeeding in business.  Students will participate in fully-integrated workshops in diverse disciplines of management, visit economic industry zones and gain cross-cultural experiences.  Additionally as part of the curriculum, participants will visit Washington D.C. and Hershey, PA.  

Program workshops for all students:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Develop a business from idea to results.
  • Supply Chain Operations Management – Integrate material flow, financial flow, and information flow efficiently between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers for best products at lowest costs.
  • Cybersecurity Management – Protect data systems using skills from criminology, criminal justice, and computer science.
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management – Work in market-driven industries that serve global travelers and shape community economies.
  • Sport Management – Apply business skills to an ever-growing market in sport industries and media.
  • Business Analytics – Collect and analyze data so businesses can work smarter and more effectively.
  • Music Production and Industry – Explore capitalism through creativity, professionalism, and the future.
  • Arts Administration – Use the arts as economic drivers in the community while enriching the cultural society.

For additional information and a day-to-day tentative schedule, click HERE.   Click here to REGISTER.

University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience campus life, pursue challenging academic studies with leading faculty, and stand out on college applications. With residential and commuter options available for 2-, 3-, or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer at Penn.   Go to: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/high-school?utm_source=fred&utm_campaign=summer_hs_counselor_connect&cmp=1&utm_medium=email for more information and to apply.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

  • Penn Summer Prep: Experience college life in the 2-week, non-credit program
  • Penn Summer Academies: Dive deep into academic study for 3 intensive weeks in one of the non-credit academies
  • Pre-College Program: Take 6-week, for-credit summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates

Summer at Smith 2020:  Get a feel for college life and independent living this Summer at Smith!  Science & Engineering; sustainable futures; creative writing; women, gender and representation.  Explore the 147-acre campus.  Take a stroll in to nearby Northampton.  Go to: https://www.smith.edu/academics/precollege-programs/how-to-apply to learn more and apply.

William & Mary National Institute of American History & Democracy:  Start your future by studying the past.  Pre-college program in American History.  Live and study on the William & Mary campus.  Earn 4 hours of transferable college credit.  Visit historic sites and museums throughout Virginia and much, much more.  Visit www.wm.edu/as/niahd/precolsummer for more information and to apply.

Georgetown University Hoya Summer:  Challenging, hands-on educational experience.  Ranging in length from one to five weeks.  Summer High School Sessions offers studenets the opportunity to live on campus, earn college credit and engage with Washington, DC experts and policymakers.  Go to summer.georgetown.edu/dc2020 to learn more and apply.

LIM College Pre-College:  Since 1939, we’ve helped thousands of students graduate with both a degree and a resume. Our popular “Fashion Lab” programs give high school students the chance to test-drive a vast variety of fashion careers.

Summer Fashion Lab is a comprehensive pre-college program. With weeklong credit and non-credit courses, participants study fashion at the college level, experience New York City, and get a taste of life at LIM. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Saturday Fashion Lab is a series of workshops held on Saturdays in the spring. Participants are introduced to various areas of the fashion business, including buying, styling, marketing, merchandising, and product development.

Pre-College at Adelphi University in New York:  July 19-August 1, 2020.  Live on campus, learn from real University professors and earn college-level credits.  Apply today at precollege.adelphi.edu.

University of Delaware Edge Program Take summer courses taught by UD faculty.  Live in a residence hall on UD's beautiful campus.  Earn up to seven transferrable college credits.  Prepare for the college application process.  July 12-August 15, 2020.  Learn more and apply at www.udel.edu/edge.

2020 Four Star Leadership:  Four Star Leadership is a world-class summer leadership program allowing 70 top high school students to have face-to-face experiences with inspirational leaders.  Four Star Leadership 2020 will be held July 12-17 in Oklahoma City.  The deadline for applications is April 20.  Apply today at fourstarleader.com.

Waynesburg University CSI Camp 2020:  June 21-26, 2020.  Our CSI Camp is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensic science and criminal justice majors and, ultimately, occupations.  Students entering 11th or 12th grade, or who are spring 2020 high school graduates are eligible to attend CSI Camp.  Scholarships are available.  Registration deadline is May 8, 2020Scholarship deadline is April 10, 2020.  To register, go to:  www.waynesburg.edu/csi-camp or call 800-225-7393

Cornell University Summer College:  Precollege programs for high school students offered between June 20 and August 4, 2020.  Limited financial aid available.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.  Go to summercollege.cornell.edu to apply.

Stanford University pre-collegiate studies: To explore available programs and apply go to: spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself.

University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars Program:  July 12-31, 2020.  Terp Young Scholars students experience rigorous college courses, earn three college credits, and appreciate the rich diversity of campus life at UMD.  Learn more or apply at tys.umd.edu.

George Washington University Pre-College:  The GW Pre-Colelge Program hosts high school students from around the world to spend a summer in Washington, DC.  Students take advantage of the George Washington University's (GW) expertise in engineering and applied sciences, medicine and healthcare, business, global leadership, political commun ication, international relations and public policy.  For more information and to apply, visit:  go.gwu.edu/precollege.

Hollinsummer Programs 2020:  Looking for an adventure this summer?  Take a look at Hollinsummer, a residential program for high school girls, July 19-25.  It offers a great combination of learning and fun on one of Virginia's most beautiful campuses.  Visit hollins.edu/hollinsumer for more information and to register.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program:  Engineering Innovation (EI) is a pre-college summer program for high school students.  The course includes exciting and challenging hands-on lab activities in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering and materials science.  Students who earn an A or B in EI receive three college credits from Johns Hopkins.

EI is a rigorous college course for high school students.  Participants must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes.  They also must have taken the following classes to be eligible to apply:

  • algebra II
  • physics or chemistry
  • trigonometry or another math class that covered the use of the trig functions

Click here for more information about Academic Eligibility.

IMPORTANT DATES

EI Course:  Most locations will run June 22 to July 17 (Mon-Fri), but some sites will run June 15 to July 16 (Mon-Thu). Class will not be held on Friday, July 3rd.  You will find more details about course dates and times on our website.

First deadline: February 14, 2020
International student deadline:  April 10, 2020

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the location has filled.  Please see our website for more detailed deadline information.

 

Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

See you at Duke this summer!