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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Legacy Septic and Excavation Scholarships

The purpose of the Legacy Septic and Excavation Scholarships is to provide scholarships for current students of Winter’s Mill High School, Manchester Valley High School, Westminster High School and Carroll County Career and Technology Center who are pursuing an interest in environmental science or environmental engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements set up for this scholarship.

Learn More / Apply Portal Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Winters Mill HS, Westminster HS, Manchester Valley HS, CCC&TC, Carroll County Career & Technology Center
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
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
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
Kaitlyn Taylor McDaniel Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this Fund is to honor the life of KAITLYN TAYLOR MCDANIEL by providing scholarship(s) who wish to pursue a career in nursing or nursing students already enrolled in a program. The Fund will also make grants from time to time to charities or for projects that would have been important to Kaitlyn.

Learn More / Apply Portal Nursing
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
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
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
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
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
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
Grace I. Cookson Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of Grace I Cookson Memorial Scholarship is to offer college scholarships to worthy graduating seniors and members of the United Methodist Church, Baltimore Suburban District (formerly the West Baltimore District), in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, or its successor.

Learn More / Apply Portal United Methodist Church, All Carroll County HS
Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship

The purpose of the Jay A. Graybeal Scholarship is to provide scholarships to college bound high school students, or students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies or pursuing post-graduate studies in general history or a specialty area of studies in history to include but not limited to; museum studies, archival management, library science, historic preservation, material culture, American Studies, archaeology, anthropology, art or architectural history or preservation technology; or to students pursuing a recognized certification or apprentice program dedicated to traditional arts, industries, trades or crafts.

Learn More / Apply Portal History, All Carroll County HS
 Scholarship Name  Scholarship Description Learn More / Apply  Scholarship Type  Field of Interest

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