Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending June 30, 2020

Link to applications available in Naviance


Maryland JCI Senate Scholarship:  This year the Maryland JCI Senate will award two $1,000 Scholarships to deserving seniors from Maryland high schools.  The Maryland winners are chosen based on merit and need.  The applications of the two Maryland winners are then forwarded to the US JCI SENATE FOUNDATION for consideration for a $1,000 Scholarship.  Information, applications, and instructions for these scholarships are located at the UNITED STATE JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION website at www.usjcisenate.orgThen click on SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

Please complete the application and send it by mail to:

Patrick Allison

C/O Maryland JCI Senate

303 Sydney Lane

Denton, MD 21629

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 25, 2020.

Please note that all directions in the scholarship application must be followed explicitly for consideration. Failure to comply will result in the application not being reviewed. Common errors in the past include not submitting on time, not numbering pages as stated, not stapling the application, etc.


The two Maryland winners will be notified and their winning applications will be sent to the US JCI SENATE FOUNDATION for consideration for the $1,000 Scholarship.

Any questions please contact: Patrick Allison 410-320-5509 or email to

Melvin Kruger Scholarship - January 30, 2020 (5 Awards - $20,000)

Ascend Scholarship - January 31, 2020 (1 Award - $1,000)

Union Plus Scholarship Program - January 31, 2020 (100 Awards - $4,000)

De Novo Scholarship - January 31, 2020 (1 Award - $500)

Maryland Farm Bureau Scholarship:  The Maryland Farm Bureau is awarding five $2,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must be current high school seniors with plans to start college autumn semester 2020, or may be current full-time college students at any accredited community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be members, in good standing, of the Maryland Farm Bureau to be eligible to apply. Three scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing academic degrees in food, agriculture and/or natural resources disciplines, and two scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in other academic disciplines or who are pursuing minors in food, agriculture and/or natural resources disciplines. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a designated committee of the Maryland Farm Bureau. To apply, students must submit an application online via the official application website. The application includes the following essay question to be answered by each applicant:  “Products like cell-based food products have demonstrated the food system is rapidly changing. How can future food technologies and related products be beneficially integrated into modern agricultural production without hampering the success of traditional products and the farmers and ranchers who grow them?”  Essay responses should not include any identifying information. For example, no college names, no 4-H club names, no town or county names, etc. Any identifying information appearing in the essay will disqualify the application. The selection committee will evaluate each essay anonymously. No student may receive a Maryland Farm Bureau scholarship more than four times during their academic career. Scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a photo for publication.  The application deadline is on February 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the scholarship application. Scholarships will be presented to selected applicants in conjunction with high school graduation programs or prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Scholarship checks will be made out to the student and the institution of higher education. The committee reserves the right to interview scholarship applicants if they feel it necessary for determination of final selection. Family members of Maryland Farm Bureau staff and directors are ineligible to participate.  Go to: to apply.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships:  Each year the DAR awards over $150,000 through more than 25 scholarships to young individuals for their outstanding academic achievements.  DAR Scholarships are offered for a wide range of disciplines including:  history, law, medical, nursing, music, education and many more.  The various DAR scholarships each have different requirements and procedures which must be followed to apply for the scholarship.  For additional information about specific scholarships or to obtain an application form, visit  Click here ( for more information.  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.

2020 Youth Appreciation Week Scholarship Contest:  The contest is limited to Frederick County Maryland high school juniors and seniors.  Students must complete the application with the following information inside a report cover or binder:  School transcript, school activities list, including any awards received and offices held, community and church activities list, home responsibilities and work experience list, a paper in paragraph format (not to exceed 300 words) summarizing your life goals.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is February 21, 2020.

LifeBridge Health and ExpressCare are excited to rollout the 4th Annual Community Scholarship Program. We believe that education is an investment in the future and we are sponsoring an essay contest to provide college scholarships to students in our communities. Each contest winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Go to: to apply. DEADLINE : March 1st by 11:59 pm

Masonic Charities of Maryland:  MCM sponors post high school education scholarships that are awarded to graduating high school students from each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore City who desire to continue with their education. The scholarship criteria consist of leadership skills, demonstrated civic involvement, and financial need. MCM reviews the scholarship applications and awards over $50,000 in scholarships each spring.  Click here for application.  A limited number of applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.  Application can be mailed to the the Brunswick Masonic Lodge at P.O. Box 191, Brunswick, MD 21716 - postmarked by March 1, or turned in to the Counseling Office by March 1.

Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarships of Excellence:  On January 13, 1913, twenty-two dynamic and visionary women founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the concern for social welfare, academic excellence, and cultural enrichment, our Founders committed themselves to social consciousness and public service.  On April 17, 2004, the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter (FCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was chartered at the Quinn Chapel Christian Life Center by sixteen women. Guided by the leadership of five chapter presidents since its inception, the membership has grown to over 50 women. The sorors of this chapter unselfishly dedicate themselves to continuing the legacy of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. We uphold educational development as a priority among our organization’s programmatic thrust.  African American students are strongly encouraged to submit an application to be considered for one of our Scholarships of Excellence. For additional information about FCAC and to apply, visit our website at  Application deadline: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Scholarship Criteria Checklist:
 Graduating Senior
 Minimum 2.75 Cumulative G.P.A. (Unweighted)
 Personal statement
 Essay: 500 words
 Letters of Recommendation (2)
 Official Transcript
 Wallet sized photo (photos are used for PR purposes)
 Completed application (Resume not accepted in lieu of application)
 Personal interview

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: for more information and to apply.

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 application.  A limited number of applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.  Application can be mailed to the the Brunswick Masonic Lodge at P.O. Box 191, Brunswick, MD 21716 - postmarked by March 31, or turned in to the Counseling Office by March 31.

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 for application and more information.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 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.

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.

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 ( ), 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 ( 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: 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.

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 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.

B Davis Scholarship:  The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.  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, 2020.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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: 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  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 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 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.

Open Houses/Contests/Summer Programs

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending June 15, 2020

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

Ithaca College:  April 25.  Learn more and register at




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


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 or call Post 96 at 301-834-8121 for more information and to enter.


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: 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 to apply.

Stanford University pre-collegiate studies: To explore available programs and apply go to:

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

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:

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 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.


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.


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