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
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
School Nurses Association of Carroll County (SNACC) Scholarship

The purpose of the School Nurses Association of Carroll County (SNACC) Scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from any Carroll County Public High School planning to pursue a career in nursing. The scholarship is intended to help defray first year college expenses.

Learn More / Apply Portal Any Carroll County HS, Nursing
Scott M. Adelman Memorial Scholarship

The Purpose of the SCOTT M. ADELMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is to honor the memory of a founding member of the Carroll County Technology Council by providing a scholarship for a graduating senior or continuing education student from any Carroll County High School or College pursuing an undergraduate degree in marketing, business, computer science, information technology, cyber security, or other technology related field, who meets the criteria established for this fund. Continuing students in these fields currently attending Carroll Community College or McDaniel College are also eligible.

Learn More / Apply Portal All Carroll County HS, College Students, Computer Science, IT, Cyber Security, Marketing, Business
Stephen A. Toop Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Stephen E Toop Memorial Scholarship is to provide a scholarship for a Francis Scott Key or Westminster High School graduating senior who has been accepted at an accredited college, university, or technical school.

Learn More / Apply Portal Westminster HS, FSK High School, Francis Scott Key HS
Sunshine Flower Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Sunshine Flower Memorial Scholarship is to honor the memory of Katherine Michelle McCarthy by providing a scholarship for a Student at South College in Knoxville TN who has dropped out of the Nursing program far at least one quarter of the year and wishes to return to school. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the criteria and who has written a five hundred word essay on who they are, why they chose the nursing profession and why they believe they can finish the race.

Learn More / Apply Portal South College
Susie Badders Memorial Scholarship

The Susie Badders Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of Susie Badders by providing scholarships for a female graduating Senior of Manchester Valley High School who has shown outstanding leadership, hereinafter known as ‘BOSS,’ on the sport field, in the classroom and in the community, and who has been accepted at an accredited College, University or Technical school.

Learn More / Apply Portal Manchester Valley HS, Female, Leadership, Sports
Sydney E Holcomb Memorial South Carroll Stagelighters Scholarship

This fund is established in memory of Sydney Holcomb. Sydney was a member of the South Carroll Stagelighters from 2016-2019. Stegelighters was a group in which Sydney felt she belonged and was accepted. Stagelighters allowed her to share her love of dance. She greatly enjoyed the mentors and fellow thespians in this club.

Learn More / Apply Portal South Carroll HS, Stagelighters, Performing Arts
 Scholarship Name  Scholarship Description Learn More / Apply  Scholarship Type  Field of Interest

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