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Educational Scholarships Available for Carroll County Students; Trumpower Foundation Scholarship Application Open Through April 15


The Harold Glen and Audrey G. Benson Trumpower Foundation Scholarship Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Founded by the Trumpower Foundation, the fund provides educational scholarships to Carroll County residents.

Last year, the fund awarded 71 scholarships totaling close to $700,000.

The scholarships support students who exceed the maximum income threshold for government financial aid programs but who still have financial need or lack resources to pay for their education.

The scholarships are intended to include two-and four-year colleges and trade and technical schools, as well as non-credit certificate programs. Preference will be given to students who previously received the scholarship for up to an additional three years of financial support for a maximum total support of four years, pending the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average or higher and continues to meet the scholarship requirements.

The Community Foundation is making adjustments to the application process to account for delays with the Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Important details about this and the scholarship program can be found at www.TrumpowerScholarships.org. Online applications will be accepted through April 15.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is a recognized leader in providing scholarships to area students, made possible by generous donors who establish funds or add to existing funds. For more information about creating lasting impact in Frederick County, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org.


Information above via press release from Community Foundation of Frederick County to The Observer on February 15, 2024.


Additional details from the website: https://www.frederickcountygives.org/apply/scholarships/#available-scholarships

Who can apply:

Applicants must be a resident of Carroll County, Maryland. Applications may be submitted by students who are about to complete their senior year of high school; by students already enrolled in a trade, technical, vocational school, college or university, or certificate program; and by nontraditional students over the age of 21 who have waited a number of years before starting their post-secondary education. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and certification study. Scholarships may be used for part-time or full- time study, unless full-time study is noted in the description.

When is scholarship application open:

The Trumpower Foundation Scholarship application is open from Feb. 15 through April 15.

How do I apply:

Every scholarship applicant must first create an online account, and then submit an online application. If you previously applied for our scholarships, you already have an account. If you have an existing account, it is IMPERATIVE that you NOT create a new account. Use the username and/or password retrieval system if you have forgotten your username or password.

What can scholarship award be used for:

Scholarship awards can be used for tuition, room and board, books, and other fees associated with the upcoming school year.

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