Dozens of local scholarship funds are available for Carroll County high school students through the Community Foundation of Carroll County.
Scholarships based on college major, athletics, academics, and character among other things, are available. Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship fund.
Some of the more than 70 funds available include:
The Gretchen Brandt Character Award was established to honor and pay tribute to Gretchen, a student athlete, who was a member of the Class of 2006 at Century High School. Her life was cut short, but her character remains in the halls of Century.
The recipient of this award will be someone with the same values, morals, and dedication to life. Teachers and coaches will nominate deserving, college-bound senior athletes, based on the character exhibited every day, when they thought no one was looking. It will be their attitude, camaraderie, friendships, and sportsmanship that will be noticed, not their athletic or academic achievements.
The award will be given to a college-bound athlete who played at least two team sports at Century, showed compassion and respect toward others, built a rapport with those he/she came in contact with, and exemplified school spirit and dedication on and off the court or field.
The Charlie Diegel History Award has been established by his family, in memory of Charlie Diegel, a member of the Westminster High School Class of 2007. Charlie loved history and was planning to major in history in college. The $500 award is made to a graduating senior from Westminster High School who has shown both a passion for and proficiency in the study of history, and who plans to pursue a career in the history field.
The purpose of the Everybody’s Quilt Guild Textile Arts Scholarship is to provide a scholarship for a student who is a resident of Carroll County, Maryland, graduating from a Carroll County high school, private high school, or home-school program. This student must have been accepted at an accredited College or University with plans to pursue studies in the field of Textile Arts. In addition, the student must meet all of the requirements listed for the Fund at the link below.
To learn more about these scholarships and others, visit the Community Foundation of Carroll County website.