SCHOLARSHIPS

Community Foundation of Carroll County Scholarships & Applications

The 2023-2024 Scholarship Season is NOW OPEN.
The Community Foundation of Carroll County supports nearly 75 academic, sports, special circumstances, and 4-H scholarships. Search scholarships by name, or sort by application type. These scholarships fall into three application types (noted in the far right column):
Universal Portal Application
4-H Portal Application
Other Scholarships using individual applications

The Universal Portal application is an easy way for students to APPLY ONCE and see all the scholarship opportunities they are eligible for (application opens in January and closes mid-April each year). 4-H Club Participants – Use the 4-H/FFA Scholarship Portal application for scholarship opportunities just for you (opens in January and closes July 1 each year). You only apply once and complete the applications for the opportunities you want to pursue. 

There are additional scholarship opportunities found in the “Other” category. These are scholarships hosted by the Community Foundation, but the application, review and award process is managed entirely by the scholarship holder. These have individual deadlines, criteria and applications. All scholarships are listed below with criteria, donation information, and access to the application.

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 Scholarship Name  Scholarship Description Learn More / Apply  Scholarship Type  Field of Interest
4-H Brenda Barber 4-H Family Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of The Brenda Barber Family Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life and family of Brenda Barber by providing scholarship(s) for graduating high school seniors and continuing students who are members of Carroll County 4-H Clubs. The Fund may also make grants to nonprofit organizations supported by Brenda Barber during her lifetime.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, FFA
4-H Danielle Knell Memorial 4-H Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the life of DANIELLE K. KNELL by providing scholarship(s) for college bound students in Carroll County, Maryland who have shown academic achievement and participated in the Carroll County 4-H Horsemanship Programs and who have been accepted at an accredited College, University or Technical School. Applications will also be accepted from continuing students i.e. those already in college from the Carroll County 4-H Horsemanship Programs who meet the criteria established for this scholarship.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, Horses
4-H HTI Contractors 4-H Scholarship

The purpose of the HTI CONTRACTORS 4-H SCHOLARSHIP is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors or students already in college from any Carroll County Public high school accepted or already enrolled at an accredited college or technical school who has participated in the Carroll County 4-H Program for at least three years and has exhibited livestock during that time. The scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female who meet the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, livestock
4-H John J. Mazur, Jr. Memorial 4-H Scholarship

The purpose of John J. Mazur, Jr. Memorial 4-H Scholarship is to provide scholarships for high-school graduates who have participated in Carroll County 4-H programs in livestock and photography.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, Livestock, Photography
4-H Karen Macleod Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of Karen Macleod Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life of Karen Macleod by providing scholarships to graduating students in Carroll County who have participated in 4-H programs (sheep or horses) as outlined in the criteria.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, Sheep, Horses
4-H Nathan A. Blizzard Memorial 4-H/FFA Scholarship

The purpose of Nathan A. Blizzard Memorial 4-H/FFA Scholarship is to provide scholarships for high school graduates in Carroll County, Maryland, who are current or former 4-H or FFA members.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H
4-H Ryan MacKenzie Memorial 4-H Scholarship

The purpose of Ryan MacKenzie Memorial 4-H Scholarship is to provide scholarships for high-school graduates in Carroll County, Maryland who participate in the Carroll County 4-H Programs (sheep or horses) and meet the Fund’s criteria.

Learn More / Apply 4-H 4-H, Sheep, Horses
4-H Frank Feeser Memorial Carroll County 4-H/FFA Award

The purpose ofthe 4-H Frank Feeser Memorial Carroll County 4-H/FFA Award is to honor the life of FRANKLIN ELLSWORTH FEESER by providing an award to youth who has participated in the Carroll County 4-H or FFA programs specializing and showing excellence in swine knowledge and skills and who meets the criteria established for this award.

Learn More / Apply Other 4-H, swine
4-H Kelly Hale Memorial Award

This award is open to 4-H members in all Maryland Counties who are participants in the State Poultry Judging contest at the Maryland State fair. Kelly Hale, BA, MBA, CPA and her father Glenn Haines coached the Carroll County Poultry Judging Team for 17 years. She also attended the National Poultry and Egg Conference in Kentucky, when she was in 4-H. Kelly graduated from Francis Scott Key High School in 1998, Bridgewater College in 2002, and she received her Master’s Degree from Mt. St. Mary’s University. She was employed by Rager, Lehman & Houck, Carroll Hospital Center, and Legal & General America. She served on the Board of Directors of the Carroll County Community Media Center. Kelly died in 2014 leaving a husband and two young sons. This award is established in her honor.

Learn More / Apply Other 4-H, poultry
Baker-Yingling Athletic Scholarship

The Baker-Yingling Athletic Scholarship Fund was established by the St. John’s Boys Basketball Committee as a tribute to long-time coaches Larry Baker and Donald “Bo” Yingling. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships for children involved in the athletic programs at St. John’s Roman Catholic Community in Westminster, Maryland.

Learn More / Apply Other St. John Roman Catholic Community, athletics
Catherine Anne Mullikin Memorial Scholarship (Catherine's Cause)

The Catherine Anne Mullikin Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by “Catherine’s Cause” a Carroll Community Foundation Fund. A drunk driver killed Catherine in 1998 and her family is keeping her memory alive by offering scholarships for students pursuing a degree in education.Student must maintain full time enrollment status (12 or more credit hours) during the entire semester that the scholarship award has been designated. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities.

Learn More / Apply Other Education, All Carroll County HS
Dr. Saleem Shah Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Saleem A. Shah Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by Catherine’s Cause, a Carroll County Community Foundation Fund. Dr. Shah a leading Psychologist with the National Institute of Health was hit head on in November of 1992 by a Drunk Driver on his way home. He left a family with a wife, six daughters and eight grandchildren at that time. Dr. Shah’s daughters regularly volunteer with Catherine’s Cause and are strong advocates on working to alert the public on the dangers of Drinking and Driving. To honor Dr. Shah’s memory the family along with Catherine’s Cause are offering this Scholarship in the field of Mental Health in his honor.

Learn More / Apply Other Mental Health, All Carroll County HS
Emma Grace Jester Memorial Scholarship

The Emma Grace Jester Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by “Catherine’s Cause”, a Carroll County Community Foundation Fund. Emma Grace was killed by a drunk driver in 2008 on Kent County roads, at the young age of four years old. Emma has family in Carroll County and her mother, Jennifer Edwards, regularly volunteers with the Foundation. Jennifer is a Kent County resident and a Graduate of Queen Anne County High School. In an effort to keep Emma’s Memory alive, we offer scholarships to those interested in Criminal Justice Education.

Learn More / Apply Other Criminal Justice, Kent HS, Queen Anne HS
F. Lynn Mayer Memorial Scholarship

The F. Lynn Mayer Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to a student from Catonsville High School, Baltimore County, Maryland, to be determined based on the amount of money available in accordance with the terms of this agreement. In addition, if income in any given year is sufficient, grants for other charitable purposes may be made in Mr. Mayer’s memory.

Learn More / Apply Other Catonsville HS
Gina Maria Barnes Warrior's: Lacrosse

The purpose of the GINA MARIA BARNES WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is to honor her memory and legacy by providing a scholarship for a Carroll County graduating female senior lacrosse player. The GINA MARIA BARNES WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a graduating female lacrosse player who will be continuing the sport in college while pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college, university or technical school who meets the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply Other Female, Lacrosse, Any Carroll County HS
Gina Maria Barnes Warrior's: Winter's Mill

The purpose of the GINA MARIA BARNES WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is to honor her memory and legacy by providing a scholarship for a Winters Mill graduating senior. The GINA MARIA BARNES WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a graduating Senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college, university or technical school who meets the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply Other Winters Mill HS
Hannah M. R. Shunk Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the HANNAH M.R. SHUNK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, established in 1945 by Hanna M.R. Shunk, is to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors at Francis Scott Key High School in Carroll County, Maryland to encourage students to pursue a college education. The scholarship winner will be nominated by the Francis Scott Key High School Scholarship Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. Applications are available at the Francis Scott Key High School guidance office.

Learn More / Apply Other FSK High School, Francis Scott Key HS
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 37 Scholarship

This scholarship is to provide scholarships for continuing education, undergraduate or graduate study to current and retired members of IUOE, Local 37, their sposes, dependent children (as defined by IRS regulation) and grandchildren. If the applicant is a Union Member he or she must have at least one year of continuous Union Membership. If the applicant is a spouse, dependent child or grandchild, the Union Member must fulfill the eligibility requirements.

Learn More / Apply Other IUOE Local 37
John Grason Steffey Scholarship

The purpose of the John Grason Steffey Scholarship is to provide scholarships for two graduates of Williamsport, Maryland, public high school, and if none qualify, then unto two high school students residing within Williamsport and the general vicinity thereof in Washington County, Maryland. The scholarships shall be for those students who may need or request assistance to attend schools of higher learning appropriate to develop their capacities and capabilities. Need for financial assistance shall be taken into consideration.

Learn More / Apply Other Washington County, MD
Kiwanis Club of Westminster Scholarship Fund

Providing scholarships for graduating seniors in Carroll County, Maryland who have attained their secondary school diploma from the Carroll County Career & Technology Center. The scholarships shall be for those students to attend schools of higher learning or a certified program appropriate to further devcelop their capacities and capabilities. Need for finalncial assistance, academic record, achievements and awards, and written or verbal presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Westminster Scholarship Committee shall be taken into consideration.

And, providing scholarships for college bound seniors graduating from Winters Mill High School in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland. The scholarship shall be for those students who have demonstrated community involvement, school involvement, leadership and academic achievement.

Learn More / Apply Other Carroll County Career & Technology Center, CCT&C, Winters Mill HS
Larry E. Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1998, Mrs. Larry Pickett established the Larry E. Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit a student at Catonsville High School in Science and in Music and Theater. The criteria for the scholarship required that the recipient be selected by a Scholarship Committee at the high school, and approved by the Board of Directors at the Community Foundation. Please contact the Catonsville HS Guidance office for application criteria and information.

Learn More / Apply Other Catonsville HS
Liberty High School Vocal Music Booster Scholarship

A scholarship offered by the Liberty High School Vocal Music Boosters. Contact the Liberty High School Vocal Music Boosters for more information.

Learn More / Apply Other Vocal, Music, Performing Arts, Liberty HS
Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Scholarship

This will be a scholarship for a Westminster High School graduating senior, starting with the class of 2026, specifically for a female student who supports animal shelters and going to college, and participates in sports (Sarah played soccer). Donations are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted in early 2026.

Learn More / Apply Other Westminster HS; sports; animals
Scott E. Shipley Memorial Tool Award

The Scott E. Shipley Memorial Tool Award is given to an applicant to help pay for the tools necessary to begin their career.

Learn More / Apply Other Tools, CCC&TC, Carroll County Career & Technology Center
Union Bridge Lions Club Scholarship Fund

The Union Bridge Lions Club has established the Fund for the purpose of providing an annual scholarship to a graduating Senior of Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, Maryland. The winner shall be that student who displays the following qualities: good citizenship, academic striving and performance and class loyalty and participation. The winner will have been accepted at a college, university, trade or technical school, and shall be chosen by the graduating Senior Class of Francis Scott Key High School by secret ballot. Said balloting to be supervised by the appropriate faculty and staff of the school and tabulated by the Union Bridge Lions Club Scholarship Committee. All scholarships monies shall be transmitted by the Community Foundation of Carroll County directly to the college or university on or about July 1 of each year and applied directly to the student’s tuition and/or books. The monies shall not be remitted to the scholarship winner.

Learn More / Apply Other FSK High School, Francis Scott Key HS
 Scholarship Name  Scholarship Description Learn More / Apply  Scholarship Type  Field of Interest

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