|SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION|
|The Community Foundation of Frederick County|
312 East Church Street
The Community Foundation of Frederick County, a public charity, was founded in 1986 by a group of community citizens as a conduit for donors to fulfill their charitable dreams by establishing permanent, named, component funds that award grants and scholarships to nonprofits and deserving students. To date, the Community Foundation has more than 600 funds that support health care, the arts, human service agencies, animal welfare groups, environmental organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, scholarship programs, and other civic causes.
The universal grant application is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, groups that have organized on a temporary basis to address a specific need, faith-based organizations proposing funding for non-sectarian activities, and long-standing community service or civic groups. The application period opens on August 15 and closes October 1 each year. The online application can be accessed through the Community Foundation's website. Funding for one-time purchases, capital expenditures, fulfillment of wishes, camperships, activity subsidies, or other purposes as outlined in the application is available. Applicants must show the direct and positive impact their grant will create in Frederick County. Other grants are available for application throughout the year and these can found using the link listed above.
The universal scholarship online application is open to students about to complete their senior year of high school; students already enrolled in a trade school, college or, university; and non-traditional students over the age of 21. The application period opens December 15 and closes February 1 each year. Students are advised to check these dates on the website in case of changes. Over 200 scholarships are available, with the criteria established by the scholarship fund's founding donors. Some scholarships do not consider financial need, and all students are encouraged to apply.
|Project Forward Step|
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Project Forward Step is a counseling, information, and referral program designed to meet the needs of returning adult students. Program services are designed to help individuals increase and upgrade skills leading to employment or a career change. Services provided include intake interview and needs assessment; career counseling and academic advisement; support during transition; workshops for adult students; referral to college and community services; financial assistance with tuition, books, child care, and transportation to qualified single parents and displaced homemakers; job placement referrals.
The following websites provide useful information and/or free scholarship searches.
American Student Assistance (Information on Student Loans)
|Women's Opportunity Award|
The Women's Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist's major women's education project. Through the program, clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. The program provides women with cash grants to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education and additional skills training. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas' 19 member countries and territories.
|Last updated 09/30/2011|