Community Foundation of Carroll County Scholarships & Applications

The 2023 Scholarship Season is closed.
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
Denion Family Scholarship Fund

The Denion Family Scholarship was created to provide a $500 scholarship to 10 (ten) graduating seniors from Westminster High School (WHS). The scholarship salutes the many hard-working educators in WHS who go the extra mile to help students become successful, productive members of our community. The awardees of this scholarship will be chosen based on demonstrated attributes related to creativity, work ethic, determination, character, attitude, and a willingness to help others. Any graduating senior of WHS who has a weighted GPA of 2.75 or better and is pursuing further education through a two- or four-year university or trade school is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Learn More / Apply Other Westminster High School
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
Danele Shipley Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Danele Shipley Scholarship Award Fund will provide financial assistance to a number of students from Carroll County to be determined based on the amount of money available in accordance with the terms of this agreement. The student must have shown outstanding citizenship traits and have been involved in student service activities and extra-curricular activities during his or her high school career.

Learn More / Apply Portal All Carroll County HS
Dream Big Union Bridge

The Dream Big Union Bridge Scholarship was established in 2021 by Dream Big Union Bridge for a Union Bridge resident to pursue higher education. Dream Big Union Bridge is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 with the focus of connecting neighbors and businesses to celebrate, beautify and improve the historic town located within Carroll County, Maryland. The scholarship fund is to honor the values and dedication of the community in promoting continual opportunities for growth by supporting higher learning opportunities for selected recipient(s).

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

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