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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
North Carroll Business Alliance

NORTH CARROLL BUSINESS ALLIANCE
$1,000.00 – SCHOLARSHIP for a Carroll County high school graduating senior

Learn More / Apply Other Any CC High School
Megan Branscome Memorial Fund

The purpose of The Megan Branscome Memorial Scholarship is to honor the life of Megan Branscome by providing scholarship(s) for graduating high school seniors enrolled in Manchester Valley High School. These graduating seniors must plan on enrolling in either degree oriented or certification programs at Carroll Community College OR a Maryland college or university. The Megan Branscome Memorial Fund will recognize graduating MVHS seniors who, similar to Megan, have demonstrated resilience and determination with a positive attitude in overcoming physical, emotional, health or other obstacles or challenges in their life.

Learn More / Apply Portal Carroll Community College, Manchester Valley 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
Manufacturing and Machine Technology

The purpose of the Manufacturing and Machine Technology Scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from The Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster, Maryland, planning to pursue a career in Manufacturing and Machining technology. The scholarship is intended to help defray the cost of technical school or college expenses with the intent of creating tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Learn More / Apply Portal Carroll County Career & Technology Center, CCC&TC, Manufacturing, Machining
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
CASE Scholarship for Higher Learning

In an effort to encourage and retain membership, the Carroll Association of School Employees has established the CASE SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER LEARNING, a scholarship fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships for members of CASE who wish to pursue higher learning. Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of the Carroll Association of School Employees may also apply and if qualified, may be awarded scholarships from the Fund.

Learn More / Apply Portal CASE, Carroll Association School Employees, All Carroll County 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
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
Harvey R. Shipley and Sons Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Harvey R. Shipley and Sons Scholarship is to encourage and promote the Truck Driving Industry by providing financial assistance in the form of Scholarships to individuals who wish to pursue training/education at an appropriate educational institution, with the intent of becoming professional truck drivers.

Learn More / Apply Portal CDL, Trucking, Truck Driver
Christopher H Knorr Memorial Scholarship

In July of 2022, Chris Knorr unexpectedly passed away. Chris Knorr was a loving father, baseball/softball/basketball coach in the area, an active member of his church, and a friendly face to all in the community. Chris always believed everyone should follow their heart and make an impact in any way possible. Our goal is to raise money for scholarships for South Carroll, Century and Liberty High School that goes to 1 or 2 seniors at each school who is involved in the community and made an impact, and to continue on his legacy.

Learn More / Apply Portal Century HS, Liberty HS, South Carroll 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
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