Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting August 29, 2017 - Ending May 31, 2018

Link to applications available in Naviance


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.

The Brunswick FFA Alumni Scholarship 2018:  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).  Click here for applicationThe deadline to apply is April 13, 2018.  Completed scholarship applications should be turned in to the BHS Counseling Office.

2018 Burkittsville Ruritan Scholarship - awarding at least three scholarships (one for $1,000 to a deserving BHS students). In addition, the Ladies Auxilliary will also be awarding one scholarships for $1,000. To qualify, you must be a graduating senior and plan to attend a college/university (2 or 4 year) or a certified trade or business school. Deadline to apply is March 23rd.  Click here for application.


Fort Detrick Thrift Shop Scholarship - The Fort Detrick Thrift Shop is a non-profit private organization.  Funds generated by the Thrift Shop are used to support military families, military community organizations, and for the general welfare of the Fort Detrick community. This year, the Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is responsible for distributing applications, coordinating the selection committee, publicizing, and awarding to qualified applicants the Thrift Shop at Fort Detrick Scholarship for $1000.00 and the Julie Parker Scholarship for $1000.00.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is March 16th.

Kids' Chance of Maryland Scholarship:  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.  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is July 1st.

Episcopal Orphan House Scholarship Fund:  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is March 31st.

2018-2019 Maryland House of Delegates Scholarship - Delegate David Vogt, III - Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is May 1st.

National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship:  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is March 17th.

  1. Students should be graduating high school seniors or students enrolled full-time in college or an accredited trade school with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average.
  2. Students must hold a current NWTF membership and must reside in Carroll, Frederick or Montgomery County, Maryland.
  3. Students must submit an essay exhibiting dedication to conservation (see application).
  4. Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports.

CTC Scholarship is Available Now:  The 2018 Career & Technology Center Scholarship application is available now. The application can be found:  Please follow all of the instructions for completing, saving, and turning in your application. All information can be found from the link, above.  All seniors who are currently enrolled in, or who have successfully completed a CTC technical program are eligible to apply.  All questions should be directed to Audra Jacob at Application deadline is February 23, 2018.

Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority Scholarship Award:  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 dinner guest at its May meeting.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 6, 2018.   Click here for application.


Rotary International 2018 Local Frederick & District 7620 Post-Secondary Scholarships:  

We appreciate your interest in applying for Post-Secondary Scholarships being offered by the Rotary organization.  Your submission of this application will provide you with two different scholarship opportunities.  First is a chance for one of two scholarships of $3,000 and $2,000 being provided by the local Rotary Club of Carroll Creek in Frederick.  The second opportunity is for a $5,000 scholarship from Rotary District 7620, which covers Central MD and DC.   District scholarship funds will be sent in the Fall of 2018 to the academic institution of winning scholars to cover tuition, room, board and books.  Local Rotary club scholarship funds will be given directly to the winners in May to use to their best advantage in covering their college expenses.   Click here for application.

Eligibility:      1.  Must be a U.S. Citizen

                        2.  Must reside in Frederick County

                        3.  Must be enrolling in an accredited U.S. college, university or technical school

                                    for the 2018-2019 school year

                        4.  Must NOT be related to a Rotarian

The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek will review all applicants, make their decision on winners of local club awards, and forward their top finalist to the District Post-Secondary Scholarship Review Committee.  This District Committee will conduct in-person interviews with finalists from clubs throughout the District on April 28th, 2018 - and the applicant advanced by the local club must agree to be available on that date.   Local club awards will be presented to the winners in May at a regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek. 

Instructions for Applicants - a completed application must include the following:

  1. A completed Application  for the scholarships described above.
  2. An essay explaining your educational objectives and subsequent occupational goals (300-500 words on a separate document)
  3. A summary/resume of your extracurricular and community activities, work experience, awards and honors received
  4. An official copy of your high school transcript including any college courses you took while in high school
  5. A copy of any test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL) used to qualify for admission at a post-secondary institution.

Application, and supporting materials should be submitted as one PDF document titled:

            “LastName,FirstName_RCCCS2018”  to:

                         with the subject line:  “RCCCS2018”.

Applications to be considered must be received no later than March 10, 2018.

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

2018 Miss Utility Scholarship Program:  Miss Utility will select one student from each of the eight regions outlined in the application covering Maryland and Washington, D.C., to receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. The application period will run from January 2018 to April 6, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2018.

To be eligible, applicants must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington, D.C., high school in spring 2018, intend to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2018, and have participated in extracurricular activities. A rigorous application review process will consider grades in relevant coursework, a personal essay and letter of recommendation.

Applicants for the Miss Utility Scholarship need to submit the following:

• Application form

• Extracurricular activities form

• Personal essay

• One letter of recommendation, no more than two, dated within one year of the application

• Official high school transcript

Please send application form and attachments to:

MGH for Miss Utility
Attn: Kimberly Francois

100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 600

Owings Mills, MD 21117

The application form and attachments must be postmarked by April 6, 2018 to be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Francois at or call (410) 581-5928. To learn more about the Miss Utility scholarship program, please visit:

Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Through Muse Fund

Through February 15, 2018, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend spring and summer 2018 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps through The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund. Scholarships support participation fees only, and payment will be made directly to the youth athletic organization and/or as a reimbursement to the parent/guardian with proof of payment. Applicants must be a Frederick County resident and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Visit to access the application.

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 applicationDeadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

Masonic Charities of MarylandMCM sponors post high school education scholarships that are awarded to graduate 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 applicationDeadline to apply is March 9, 2018.

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.  Applicant must be a Frederick County High School graduating senior, Applicant must include an original high school transcript, Application must include two (2) letters of recommendation with contact information for the references and include their email address, Applicant must provide an essay.  Click here for application.   The application must be received by: April 6, 2018

Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship:  This $2,000 scholarship fund was established to encourage and support students who have an interest in pursuing a teaching career. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should go to (click on "more") for further information. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.

Frederick County Alumnae Chapter 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 of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was chartered at the Quinn Chapel Christian Life Center by sixteen women. Guided by the leadership of four chapter presidents since its inception, the membership has grown to over 62 women. The Sorors of this chapter unselfishly dedicate themselves to continuing the legacy of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Our community service has a primary focus in the Black community and we uphold educational development as a priority among our organization’s programmatic thrusts. 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, visit  Click here for applicationDeadline to apply is March 26, 2018.

Esperanza Education Fund:  In Spring 2017, 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.   Deadline to apply is March 30th.  For more information  and to get application, go to:

Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) Essay/Presentation Scholarship:  


The WMCCAI Essay Contest is open to all high-school seniors within the WMCCAI service area (the immediate Washington metro area) living within a community (i.e., a neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium association, or cooperative association).  Deadline to apply is March 31st.  Click here for application.


    1. A 500-700 word essay on “How Do You See Your Community Best Utilizing Social Media?” Describe ways to implement social media in your community to tell a compelling story of a great place to live.  Include the potential pros and cons of using social media. Your community would include your neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative association.
      1. The essay must be submitted in Word format and include a word count.
      2. Include contact information on the essay in case it becomes separated from the application form.
    2. A completed contest application
    3. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
    4. A high school transcript
    5. A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or community association leader in the community where you reside.
    6. All applicants must submit a fully completed application form and all necessary statements, documents and references no later than March 31, 2018. Mail entries to WMCCAI, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100 West, Falls Church, VA 22043, Attn: Scholarship Program. It must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. Email applications are acceptable if submitted by the deadline and the original documents are received within 4 business days of the above stated deadline; additional information submitted with the hard copy of an emailed application will not be considered. Email applications must be sent to

Judging Criteria

Judges will base their final decision upon:

Best overall essay/presentation of the essay topic: How Do You See Your Community Best Utilizing Social Media?”

  1. Identification of the applicant’s community association within the essay.
  2. Applicant’s demonstration of knowledge of what a community association is and how it benefits the community and residents.


WMCCAI will grant one award of at least $1,000 for the best overall essay. The award winner will be announced within 60 days after the application deadline.


All submissions become property of WMCCAI and may be printed in the chapter’s magazine, Quorum and/or posted to WMCCAI’s website and social media sites.

Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading performance delivery and technology consulting firm that helps organizations better align strategy to execution, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 11th annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. Over the past decade, VIP has been proud to support over 90 women as they pursue a career in select technology fields.

 WITS offers multiple scholarships to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or another related field. Applicants must be enrolled at, or accepted to, a two or four-year college or university in the United States for the 2018 school year.

 Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance
  • Applicant Summary
  • Community Service and Extracurricular Activities
  • Leadership Experience and Qualities

The deadline for submission is April 1st, 2018.  Click here for application.


The Optimist Club of Frederick is offering a Youth Appreciation Scholarship. All juniors and seniors from Brunswick High School and surrounding high schools, who meet the criteria, may apply. Cash awards: $750.00 for first place to a male and female. $250.00 to the second place male and female. The money will be sent to the college or institution that you will attend. Click here for applicationDeadline to apply:  February 23, 2018.
Criteria for judging:
1. Academic achievement and school activities 25%
2. Community service/Religious activities 25%
3. Home responsibilities and Work experience 20%
* state amount of time dedicated to each activity
4. Financial need 30%

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.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
The establishment of the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund occurred in October 2001. This scholarship fund is named in honor of Janice Marie Scott. Why was this scholarship fund established? To recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. She was the daughter of Geraldine Holmes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Janice was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 12, 1954. Shortly after her birth, Janice moved with her family from Memphis to Milwaukee. She attended public school in Milwaukee until her mid-teen years. During the late 1960’s, she and most of her family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where one of her older sisters was assigned as a soldier to Fort Carson near the city of Colorado Springs. She graduated in 1972 from Harrison High School. Her sister was reassigned to a military installation in West Germany soon after she graduated from high school. Janice then took on the task of caring for her younger sister and the daughter of the sister who went to West Germany. She assumed this task in conjunction with taking classes at a business college and working on Fort Carson.

In 1975, Janice met 2nd Lieutenant Abraham Scott. He was assigned to the Finance Office on Fort Carson. After a brief engagement, Abraham and Janice traveled to his hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina and they were married by his father. They were blessed with two daughters, Crystal Marie and Angel Marie. In 1988, Janice earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the adult school of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She was a member of five organizations: Blacks-In-Government; Burke/Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated; American Society of Military Comptrollers; the Association of Government Accountants; and the 5-Star Toastmasters Club. She was also a member of Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia.  Click here for application.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

Scholarships Available for College Test Preparation:  High school students who are juniors or seniors can receive financial assistance to participate in classes that prepare them for college admission testing, such as the SAT or ACT. Up to $1000 is available through June 30. This opportunity is made possible through The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep, one of more than 679 component funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Participants will be selected based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. To apply, visit Recipients will be notified within 45 days of 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

Any Senior interested in being nominated for a scholarship to the University of Dayton, should see Mrs. Tuckey in the Counseling Office.

Levin Firm Scholarship - February 15, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

AFA Teens Awareness College Scholarship - February 15, 2018 (3 Awards - $5,000)

Christophers Poster Contest for High School Students - February 19, 2018 (8 Awards - $1,000)

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - February 20, 2018 (3 Awards - $10,000)

SEG Scholarships - March 1, 2018 (150 Awards - $10,000)

National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarship - March 1, 2018 (3 Awards - $1,000)

GreenIS Award - March 1, 2018 (3 Awards - $2,500)

Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship - March 1, 2018 (1 Award - $10,000)

USPAACC Scholarships - March 10, 2018 (10 Awards - $5,000)

AFSA National High School Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (2 Awards - $2,500)

Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships - March 15, 2018 (7 Awards - $3,000)

Beyond The Boroughs National Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (2 Awards - $20,000)

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (10 Awards - $20,000)

Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (1 Award - $2,500)

US Institute of Peace Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (2 Awards - $2,500)

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (1 Award - $10,000)

AFSA Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (90 Awards - $5,000)

Project Yellow Light Video Scholarship - April 1, 2018 (6 Awards - $5,000)