Community Foundation Awards $1.8 Million in Scholarships

FREDERICK, MD – July 25, 2023: The Community Foundation of Frederick County has awarded $1.8 million in post-secondary scholarships to 411 students for the 2023-2024 academic year. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors who believe in the value of education and who are committed to helping students achieve their educational dreams. This year, more than 185 different charitable funds at the Community Foundation provided scholarships to support local students.

The Community Foundation has been the leading source for post-secondary scholarship funding in Frederick County for more than three decades. Students from all ten of Frederick County’s public high schools as well as students from private schools and homeschool programs received scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. The scholarship recipients are studying everything from agriculture to the arts, business, education, engineering, nursing, science and more. Additionally, scholarships were awarded to students in all phases of their post-secondary careers including graduating high school seniors, students already enrolled in college or trade school, graduate students and non-traditional students.

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Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted online from Feb. 15 – March 15, 2024. Throughout the year, the Community Foundation offers other scholarship opportunities that support career education programs and athletic and music programs.