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
Meghan Lynn Rippeon Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Meghan Lynn Rippeon Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life of Meghan Lynn Rippeon by providing a scholarship for any senior graduating from a Carroll County, Maryland high school who has shown academic achievement and is pursuing an education in early childhood development and who has been accepted at an accredited College, University, or Technical School. Applications will also be accepted from continuing students, i.e. those that are already in college, who meet the criteria established for this scholarship.

Learn More / Apply Portal Early Childhood Education, Any Carroll County HS
Michael W. Wantz Scholarship

The purpose of the Michael W. Wantz Scholarship is to honor the values, attributes, and dedication of Michael W. Wantz, the diesel teacher at Carroll County Career & Technology Center. This award is to provide scholarships for graduating seniors in Carroll County, Maryland who have attained their secondary-school diploma from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Diesel Technology. The scholarships shall be for those students to attend schools of higher learning or a certified program appropriate to enhance their capacities and capabilities in Diesel Technology.

Learn More / Apply Portal Diesel Technology, Carroll County Career &Technology Center, CCC&TC
Rita M Medeiros (Rita's Closet) Scholarship

The purpose of the RITA’S CLOSET SCHOLARSHIP is to honor the memory of Rita Marie Medeiros by providing scholarship (s) for graduating seniors at any public High School in Carroll County, Maryland, and the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Because Rita was a very caring friend and spent much of her short life, giving others her time, her friendship and ultimately her organ donor gift, the RITA’S CLOSET SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a graduating student (s) pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college, university or technical school who meets the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply Portal Any Carroll County HS
Robert T. Scott Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Robert T. Scott Memorial Scholarship is to honor the memory of DR. ROBERT T. SCOTT by providing a scholarship to a graduating senior or continuing student from any Carroll County, MD high school pursuing an undergraduate degree in health sciences at an accredited college or university who meets the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply Portal Health Science, Nursing, Medical, Any Carroll County HS
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
Taylor W. Barnes Agricultural Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Taylor W. Barnes Agricultural Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life Taylor Wayne Barnes by providing $5,000 scholarship(s) for Carroll County High School graduating senior(s) or continuing student in Carroll County, Maryland who are pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field.

Learn More / Apply Portal Agriculture, Farming, All Carroll County HS
The Cro Foundation in Memory of Ryan Crochunis

The Cro Foundation will accomplish its mission of celebrating and memorializing the life of Ryan Crochunis through fundraising and impactful donations to the local Sykesville community. Each year, The Cro Foundation board will determine the focus of their efforts in alignment of their mission.

Learn More / Apply Portal Liberty High School
The Margaret Taylor Kiracofe Memorial Scholarship

The Margaret T. Kiracofe Scholarship Fund was created to honor Mrs. Kiracofe, an outstanding teacher. The majority of her career was spent in elementary schools. She had the ability to excite and inspire learning by engaging students in creative projects. As someone who worked to put herself through college, Margy’s friends and colleagues felt a scholarship would be the best way to honor her legacy.

Learn More / Apply Portal Elementary Education, All CC HS
Thomas Beyard Charitable Fund Scholarship

The purpose of the THOMAS BEYARD CHARITABLE FUND SCHOLARSHIP is to provide an annual scholarship for a deserving student-athlete in good academic standing who is a full-time student pursuing a degree at Carroll Community College and meets the criteria established for the fund.

Learn More / Apply Portal Carroll Community College, Student-Athlete
Wesley Martin Manchester Valley Lacrosse Memorial Scholarship

The Purpose of the Wesley John Arbaugh Martin Lacrosse Memorial Scholarship is to honor Wes’ passion for lacrosse with assistance of college cost to a deserving senior. The Scholarship will be given to a graduating Manchester Valley High School (MVHS) student who has played lacrosse for at least two years at MVHS.

Learn More / Apply Portal Lacrosse, Manchester Valley HS
WHS Class of 1930/ E. Rita Kolb Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1981 by the Westminster High School Class of 1930 to provide scholarships for graduating seniors of the Carroll County Career & Technology Center in the Nursing program. It is open to ALL students in the Nursing program.

Learn More / Apply Portal Nursing, Carroll County Career & Technology Center, CCC&TC
WHS Marching Band Scholarship

The Westminster High School Marching Band Scholarship was established in May 2007 by Lynn A. and Paul M. Campbell as an incentive to students of Westminster High School to join and remain in the Marching Band, and to encourage and reward academic excellence. The Scholarship will provide one or two scholarships each year to graduating seniors at Westminster High School.

Learn More / Apply Portal Westminster HS, Marching Band, Performing Arts, Music
WHS Student Senate James Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the WHS Student Senate James Barnes Memorial Scholarship is to provide a yearly scholarship(s) for a college- bound WHS senior(s) who will attend an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate community involvement through volunteer work in a club, religious, and/or civic organization. School involvement would be demonstrated through work in school-sanctioned clubs, sport teams, or other recognized school extra-curricular activities. Leadership must be demonstrated by holding a position of authority within the school and/or community. (i.e., Student Senate, school-sanctioned club or community/civic organization, etc.) Although academics are an important component of this scholarship, the primary emphasis for recipient determination deals with how active a student’s participation is in his or her school and community.

Learn More / Apply Portal Westminster HS, Leadership, Volunteer
William Granville "Mike" Eaton Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of The William Granville “Mike” Eaton Memorial Scholarship is to honor the memory of William Granville “Mike” Eaton, English teacher at Westminster High School from 1935 to 1971, with a student scholarship and through recognition of outstanding teachers for a graduating senior of Westminster HS.

Learn More / Apply Portal Westminster HS
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