Scholarship opportunities available for county students

Scholarship opportunities available for county students

The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering more than 50 scholarships to Charles County high school students. Applications for scholarships are available at all county high schools and must be submitted by Monday, March 2, to the student’s College & Career Advisor. Award notification will be announced at each high school’s senior awards ceremony later this spring.

Applications are also available on the school system website,, under the students/parents section. Click on the Scholarship & College information link. Students can contact the school counselor or college and career advisor at their school for more information.

Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria and information regarding eligibility is located on page three of the application. The following scholarships are available:

  • Apartments of St. Charles Scholarship, $500;
  • Ashley Jayne Younger Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for Westlake High School students);
  • Charles County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Charles County Health Department and School Nurses’ Scholarship, $250;
  • Charles County Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship, $500 (one for each Charles County public high school);
  • Charles County Teacher Education Assistance Grant, $1,000 (renewable);
  • Edward Rorer Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Eric Sawchak Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;
  • GFWC, Charles County Woman’s Club, $500;
  • Grote Memorial Scholarship, $500 (for La Plata High School students);
  • Harding Memorial Future Educator Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Harold Allen Levy Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Jeremiah and Elijah Borgnis Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • John H. Cox Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;
  • John Howie Memorial Scholarship, $500 (two awards);
  • Kate Donahue Scholarship, $400 (for Henry E. Lackey High School students);
  • Katherine D. Racey Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 (for Lackey and Maurice J. McDonough high school students);
  • Ken Stump Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Kenneth Bernard Proctor, Sr. Scholarship, $500;
  • La Plata Garden Club Scholarship, $1,000 (two awards);
  • Lizbeth Frazer-Fatig Helping Hand Scholarship, $4,000 (for North Point High School students);
  • Maria A. Torres Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for Thomas Stone High School students);
  • Mary H. Matula Scholarship, $500 (for La Plata students);
  • Michael J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for La Plata students);
  • Michael S. Tayman Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for McDonough students);
  • Michael S. Tayman Memorial Music Scholarship, $1,000 (for McDonough students);
  • Michael S. Tayman Memorial Nursing Scholarship, $1,000 (for McDonough students);
  • Mildred Rice O’Callaghan Scholarship, $500 (for Lackey students, two awards);
  • Nicole Pitonyak Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for North Point students);
  • Parker Financial Literacy Scholarship, $250;
  • Patricia Sugg Weiers Memorial Scholarship, $250;
  • Professor V. Phillips Weaver Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Rachel Myers Trade School Scholarship, $500;
  • Richard J. Abela Scholarship, $2,000 (for North Point students);
  • Robert Dean Stethem National Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;
  • Robert Dean Stethem Thomas Stone Scholarship, $1,000 (for Thomas Stone students);
  • Ronald G. Cunningham Scholarship, $2,500 (one for each Charles County public high school);
  • Ronald G. Cunningham Nursing Scholarship, $500;
  • St. Charles Community Scholarship, $500 (three awards);
  • Starkey Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Stephen E. Mitchell Educational Scholarship, $500;
  • Thomas B.R. Mudd Nurse Scholarship, College of Southern Maryland, full two years;
  • Thomas B.R. Mudd Teacher Scholarship, College of Southern Maryland, full two years;
  • Thomas Kurtz Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 (for Lackey students);
  • Thomas W. Weirich Scholar-Athlete Award, $1,000;
  • Timothy Minor Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Timothy Minor Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • Tiny Hopes Scholarship, $1,000 (three awards);
  • Unnae Pak-Borgnis Memorial Scholarship, $500;
  • William and Vivian King Scholarship, $1,000 (one for each Charles County public high school); and
  • Zonta of Charles County Scholarship, $1,000 (two awards).

The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County students. The Charles County Commissioners, Charles County Public Schools, the College of Southern Maryland and the Chamber of Commerce are always represented on the Scholarship Fund Board. All other community members are selected from the community at large.

Contact Alicia Jones, Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc., at 301-934-7334 or, for more information.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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