Scholarships available for seniors, deadline is March 1

Scholarships available for seniors, deadline is March 1

The Charles County Scholarship Fund offers more than 50 scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. The application window is now open and closes March 1. Interested students can visit the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website,, to view available scholarships, eligibility criteria and additional requirements. Applications must be complete and submitted online by March 1. Students need only to submit one application; late submissions are not accepted.

The application is posted at Requirements include a resume, a personal statement that details a student’s academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript and copy of the first semester senior year report card.

Students who have received either SAT/ACT score reports can also include them with their application. Application progress cannot be saved; interested students should have the required documents ready prior to completing the application.

Students who apply for any scholarship that lists demonstrated financial need as criteria should include a student aid report (SAR) form for the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is available at The deadline to complete the FAFSA for Maryland students is March 1. Students in need of assistance with the form or completing the FAFSA should contact their college and career advisor.

Award notification is made at high school senior awards ceremonies held in the spring.

The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. Representatives from CCPS, the Charles County Commissioners, College of Southern Maryland and the Chamber of Commerce are part of the Scholarship Fund Board. All other members of the Board are selected from the community at large.

Seniors should see the college and career advisor at their school with questions about the Scholarship Fund. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 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 Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, 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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