Albert Atlee and Elizabeth Lane Radcliffe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Founded by family members for graduates of Frederick High School.
Affectionately known as “Bud and Betty” throughout the community, the Frederick County natives had a passion for volunteering and were highly involved in many local organizations. Their three children, Helen Radcliffe Gregory, Albert Atlee “Lee” Radcliffe, III, and Andrew Lane “Andy” Radcliffe, established the fund to create a legacy for their parents that carries on their lifelong desire to help others. They were involved in many local organizations including All Saints Episcopal Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, The Garden Club of Frederick, The Historical Society of Frederick County and the Board of Associates at Hood College. The fund provides scholarships to graduates of Frederick High School, Bud and Betty’s alma mater.
Founded by Mehrle and Thelma Ramsburg for Frederick County public high school graduates to attend Frederick Community College.
To honor the life of their daughter, Judy, Mehrle and Thelma Ramsburg established The Judy Ramsburg Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarships for Frederick County residents who have graduated from a Frederick County high school to attend Frederick Community College. Judy brought joy to everyone she knew, and she loved to laugh and spend time with her friends and family. Judy loved serving her community and was especially fond of volunteering with the Thurmont Guardian Hose Company Carnival and Christmas Cash for Kids. The scholarship fund creates a legacy that honors her for her role as a beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.
Founded by mother Mary Alice Ramsburg and sister Sharon Gregory to support Literacy Council of Frederick County.
Kaye Elizabeth Ramsburg dedicated her life to education, serving as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, a reading specialist and an assistant principal. She taught at Green Valley Elementary, Walkersville Elementary, North Frederick Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Glade Elementary, and Yellow Springs Elementary, where she was appointed principal. She was a member of the Frederick County Teachers Association, Maryland State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. In addition to her passion for teaching and education, she was a member of Glade United Church of Christ and enjoyed golfing, biking, cross country skiing, walking, volleyball, flower gardening, and bird watching. Reflecting her commitment to education, her sister Sharon Gregory and her mother Mary Alice Ramsburg turned to the Community Foundation to establish The Kaye E. Ramsburg Memorial Fund after her passing in November 2004. The fund awards grants to the Literacy Council of Frederick County.
Founded by wife Elizabeth Randall for Frederick County residents studying journalism and/or photography, preferably Catoctin High School graduates attending Frederick Community College.
George Randall was an accomplished Frederick journalist, dedicated to integrity in reporting and publishing a successful newspaper. He was president of Randall Family LLC, as well as editor and publisher of The Frederick News-Post, the last wholly family-owned daily newspaper in Maryland. After he graduated from Middletown High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in history from Lynchburg College in Virginia and earned his master’s degree in photojournalism. Later he completed his law degree and passed the Maryland Bar. He began his newspaper career even before he owned a car, working in the photography department at The Frederick News-Post and as a reporter for The Lynchburg News & Advance. His dream job was to run the paper his great-grandfather started. In December 1985, he was appointed vice president of Great Southern Printing and Manufacturing Co., the paper’s parent company at that time. Under his leadership, the newspaper published its first Sunday edition. Mr. Randall loved The Frederick News-Post and the Frederick community. He was supportive of many local charities. He served on the boards of The Community Foundation of Frederick County, the Frederick Community College Fund Inc., the Frederick Mutual Insurance Company, and the Record Street Home, among others. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick. Even with his busy schedule, Mr. Randall found time to raise polled Herefords on his farms in Rocky Ridge and Thurmont. His passions included hunting and gardening, and fishing in Alaska, Canada, Venezuela, and the Bahamas. An accomplished musician, he played piano, organ and clarinet. He was a very genial person and made friends easily. Elizabeth Randall turned to the Community Foundation to establish The George E. Randall Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of her husband of 27 years who died after battling a malignant brain tumor for 19 months. In keeping with George Randall’s own career path and passions, the Fund provides scholarships to Frederick County residents studying at the post-secondary level who are interested in journalism and/or photography. Preference is given to Catoctin High School graduates who wish to attend Frederick Community College.