About Our Scholarships

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is committed to helping students pursue higher education and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have the largest scholarship program in the region. Our scholarships are awarded to area students with various backgrounds and educational goals, and priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The majority of our scholarships are managed through our Pooled Scholarship Program which allows students to apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application. The Foundation manages the application, selection and award processes for those scholarships. The 2019/20 Pooled Scholarship Program will open on September 1, 2019.

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation provides oversight and administers the payment process for several scholarships whose application and selection processes are managed by external committees. To apply for these scholarships, contact the individual or organization that is listed.

Pooled Scholarships

Colt Abbott Scholarship

Colt Abbott was a Cambridge-South Dorchester High School student athlete who died unexpectedly in 2014. His family and the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Sports Boosters established the scholarship and participate in the selection process. Applicants must have participated in a high school sport and demonstrated community outreach while at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.

Artistic Insights Scholarship

The Artistic Insights Scholarship was established to support students with an interest and aptitude for the visual, literary, performing and/or experimental arts. Applicants must submit recommendations from art teachers or art mentors, speaking to their creative talents and merits. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

B.A.A.M. College Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded each year to African-American males graduating from North Caroline and Easton High Schools. Each award provides up to $4,000, paid over eight semesters at a 4-year institution, for books and supplies.

Centreville High School Alumni Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for descendants of Centreville High School alumni.

Chestertown Wildlife Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Chestertown Wildlife Exhibition to recognize Kent and Queen Anne's County high school students who demonstrate an interest in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Cold Day Scholarship

This scholarship is for a Kent County student to use for tuition, fees, and/or books.

Reade and Mary Corr Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the advisors of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation Reade and Mary Corr Fund. It is a legacy to their lifelong dedication to education for people of all ages. Reade Corr was superintendent of Kent County Public Schools for 31 years and a founding member of Chesapeake College. This scholarship is for the benefit of a Kent County resident continuing his or her post­-secondary education.

Michaela D. Coulbourn Memorial Scholarship

Michaela Coulbourn was a dedicated teacher in the Caroline County Public School System for almost 30 years, 20 of them as a Special Education teacher. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a Caroline County student pursuing a degree in Education.

Count Me In! Scholarship
This scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to a graduate of a Mid-Shore high school continuing his or her education at an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student.

Marvin B. Coppage Scholarship

Jane Coppage and her children established the Marvin B. Coppage Children's Hunter Education Fund in memory of their husband and father, Marvin, who died as a result of a hunting accident. Marvin was an avid hunter and taught his family about gun safety and hunting.

Brendan Davis Memorial Culinary Scholarship

Susan Merriken Haggerty established this scholarship in memory of her son, Brendan Davis, who loved to cook and worked in various restaurants in Talbot County before passing away unexpectedly in 2015. This scholarship is renewable for a second year and is awarded to a Kent or Talbot County graduate pursuing a career in the culinary arts.

Marci Bee Dayton Memorial Scholarship

Marci was a student at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School when she succumbed to brain cancer. Each year we work with Marci's family and school personnel to support a Cambridge-South Dorchester High School student planning to major in the medical field.

Dorchester Heritage Museum/Dale Price Memorial Scholarship

Dale Price was a former president, docent, and long-time volunteer with the Dorchester Heritage Museum. This $500 scholarship is awarded in Dale's honor to a graduating Cambridge-South Dorchester High School student who has demonstrated a strong interest, understanding and proficiency in History.

Fellowes Trades and Workforce Scholarship

Up to $2,500 scholarship for a Talbot County resident continuing his/her post-secondary education at an accredited institute of technology, vocational school, trade school or career college that awards professional certifications; or for current employees of Talbot County businesses developing their skills through accredited seminars, workshops, courses or customized training. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Green card holders, be high school graduates or hold a GED, show evidence of a strong academic performance history and demonstrate community involvement.

Margaret Ferree Memorial Scholarship

Margaret Ferree was a long-time Talbot County resident who was deeply committed to education. Her scholarship, established by her estate, is awarded to a Talbot County Public High School graduate and is based on academic achievement.

Dr. Elizabeth P. Hagen, Centreville High School Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the late Dr. Elizabeth P. Hagen, a 1932 graduate of Centreville High School. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Psychology and coauthored psychological tests and scales that are still being used today.

Dr. Jay Harper Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Jay Harper in his memory and in honor of his commitment to education. This scholarship, paid over four years, is for a student graduating from North Dorchester High School.

Brooke & Trish Harwood Trades and Workforce Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year, renewable with reapplication. Scholarship for a Kent County resident continuing his/her post-secondary education at an accredited institute of technology, vocational school, trade school or career college that awards professional certifications; or for current employees of Kent County businesses developing their skills through accredited seminars, workshops, courses or customized training. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Green card holders, be high school graduates or hold a GED, show evidence of a strong academic performance history, demonstrate community involvement, and have financial need.

Grover Bert Hastings and Bernice Wooters Hastings Scholarship

Bernice Hastings, a librarian at Colonel Richardson High School, and Grover Hastings, a retired Caroline County school administrator,established this scholarship to benefit graduates of Colonel Richardson High School. This $5,500 award, paid over 4 years, is based on academic achievement and good moral character.

Carter and Marion Hickman Memorial Scholarship

Suzanne Hickman Pratt and David Hickman established this scholarship to honor their parents, both of whom were raised and educated in Queen Anne's County and very active in their Church Hill/ Ingleside community. Carter Hickman worked with the Queen Anne's County Public School system and then represented Queen Anne's County in the Maryland House of Delegates for 20 years. This award supports a Queen Anne's County High School student who has demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of service to his or her community.

Roberta B. Holt Scholarship

Roberta Holt was a native of Caroline County and a graduate of Federalsburg High School. She went on to have a successful career as a psycho therapist in a family-oriented practice. This scholarship was established by Ms. Holt's family to support Caroline County traditional and non-traditional students. Awards are based on academic achievement, a demonstrated history of community engagement, volunteerism, and need.

Roberta B. Holt Trades and Workforce Scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable with reapplication. Scholarship for graduates of Caroline County public high schools, continuing their education at an eligible institute of technology, vocational school, trade school, or career college that awards academic degrees or professional certifications, and for existing employees or members of Caroline County businesses or industries developing or enhancing their skills through accredited seminars, workshops, courses, customized trainings, etc. Applicant must have a strong academic history, demonstrate community engagement, and have financial need. Priority for workforce scholarships will be given to unemployed and underemployed residents of Caroline County. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 2 years, so long as applicant demonstrates satisfactory progress in his/her course of study.

Jochheim & Knotts Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a legacy gift from the Estate of Fritz Jochheim and named for him and his wife, Gwendolyn Knotts Jochheim, longtime residents of Royal Oak.

Drs. Kenneth and Michael Judd Health Professions Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Michael Judd, an Easton physician who died unexpectedly in 2014. This memorial scholarship supports a Mid-Shore resident pursuing a career in a health care profession.

Bobi Kendall Scholarship

Barbara Marion "Bobi" Kendall was very active in various aspects of politics. This scholarship honors her memory with a one-time award to a Mid-Shore student interested in politics and/or pursuing a career in public service.

Mary B. Lynch Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of Mary Lynch, a life-long resident of the Eastern Shore who spent most of her adult life in Caroline County. This scholarship is for a Caroline County Public School student pursuing a 4-year degree. Caroline County Public Schools guidance counselors select the recipient based on academic excellence, outstanding character, a proven work ethic, a history of community involvement, and the promise of useful citizenship.

Barbara L. Manley Scholarship

Barbara L.Manley established this scholarship fora graduate of a Caroline County public high school attending, or planning to attend, an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree in Education with the intent of becoming a teacher.

Donald E. Marvel Memorial Scholarship

Don Marvel was a lifelong resident of Talbot County. He graduated from Easton High School in 1960 and was revered as a coach and teacher there for 32 years. He was a world-class marathon runner and a well-respected wrestling coach. After he died of kidney cancer in 2015, Don 's friends and family created the Running Marvel SK race as a celebration of his life and a means to sponsor this scholarship for an Easton High School Wrestling or Track and Field participant.

Mid-Shore Community Foundation Trades and Workforce Scholarship

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation strongly supports students pursuing education and/or training in occupational fields that have a demand for qualified workers by providing scholarships for post-secondary education at a career college or technical school.

Mid Shore Recovering Veterans Scholarship

The Mid Shore Recovering Veterans Group created this scholarship for children and grandchildren of active or retired Veterans throughout the five counties.

Beverley A. Pattenden Scholarship

Penny and Colin Pattenden created this memorial scholarship to honor their daughter, Beverley. This one­-time award of $1,000 is for a Mid-Shore resident planning to continue his or her education in a medical profession.

Andrew M. Radcliffe Scholarship

This scholarship honors writer and professor, Andy Radcliffe, a 1993 graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, who died unexpectedly at the age of 27. This one-time award of $1,000 is for a Cambridge-South Dorchester High School student who exhibits leadership skills and community involvement.

Kate Elliott Shannahan Career and Technology Scholarship

This scholarship, established in honor of Kate Elliott Shannahan, is awarded to a graduate of a Talbot County public high school who is continuing his or her education at a career college or technical school.

PFC Bryan “Nicholas” Spry Memorial Award

$500 award for a student graduating from Kent County High School with a minimum 2.0 GPA, enlisting in military service or attending a United States Service Academy.

Austin & Martha Steele Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one high school student from each of our five counties, based on academic achievement and a history of community service. Winners receive a $20,000 scholarship paid over four years.

Austin & Martha Steele Trades Scholarship

The Austin and Martha Steele Trades Scholarship was established to support Mid-Shore students continuing their education at a career college or technical school.

TCPS Education Foundation Career and Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student pursuing education or training in an occupational field at a career college or technical school. The recipient is selected by the Advisory Board of the TCPS Education Foundation.

George B. Todd Trades and Workforce Scholarship

George Todd was a hard-working businessman from Dorchester County. When he died, he left his estate to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation and appointed his closest friends as advisors. This scholarship supports Dorchester County traditional and non-traditional students continuing their education at a career college or technical school.

Robert F. Walls Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by co-workers in memory of Robert Walls, who was fatally injured, in 1994, while on the job at the former Saulsbury Brothers in Ridgely. It is intended for Caroline County residents wishing to continue their education and is awarded based on academic achievement.

Sarah H. Willis Scholarship

$12,000 paid over 4 years at Washington College. Scholarship for Talbot County student attending Washington College.

Constance Wolcott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Connie Wolcott, a devoted and beloved school teacher with a love of history. Connie's true calling was teaching, and this scholarship benefits a North Caroline High School senior who shares her passion and plans to major in Education.

Wolin Scholarship

Up to $2,500 per year, renewable with reapplication. Scholarship for current year high school graduates and nontraditional students (defined as those who do not enter college directly from high school) enrolled or enrolling in a degree or certificate program. Applicant must have been in the Foster Care system, or be legally declared an emancipated minor, homeless, an unaccompanied homeless youth, or qualified as independent due to compelling circumstances. Applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in a degree or certificate program in Radiology, Technology, National Registered Paramedic, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, or Surgical Technology, and must have a 2.5 GPA at entry in qualified programs.

Daniel H. and G. Ruth Wright Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Estate of Daniel H. and G. Ruth Wright to benefit Dorchester County students pursuing a college education.

Marlin U. Zimmerman Scholarship

Marlin U. Zimmerman, Jr. established this scholarship in honor of his father, who served as a teacher and principal at Easton High School. Mr. Zimmerman delighted in broadening students' horizons. This $11,000 scholarship, paid over four years, is awarded to a graduate of a Talbot County Public School who is pursuing a career in education, business, or history.


Other Scholarships

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation provides oversight and administers the payment process for several scholarships whose application and selection processes are managed by external committees. To apply for these scholarships, contact the individual or organization that is listed.

Dorothy Webb Black Memorial Scholarship

Dorothy Webb Black, founder of the Neighborhood Service Center, was a tireless fighter for human and civil rights in Talbot County. This scholarship was established in cooperation with the Talbot County NAACP to honor Ms. Black 's commitment to community service. This scholarship is awarded to low income, minority students graduating from Talbot County high schools. For additional information, contact Clairdean Black, (410) 822-1751.

Nicholas E. Bramble “Ironman” Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for students graduating from St. Michaels or Easton High School. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have an interest in athletics. For additional information, contact the guidance office at St. Michaels or Easton High School.

Frederick Douglass Honor Society Scholarship

This scholarship was created to help promote educational opportunities to students in Talbot County and to inform the young and old of the legacy of Frederick Douglass. This $500 scholarship is awarded to minority students graduating from Talbot County high schools. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. For additional information, visit: http://www.frederickdouglasshonorsociety.org/

Timothy Kern Memorial Scholarship

As a lasting tribute to Tim's passion for life and sports, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who displays strong character and work ethic, leadership abilities, and a passion and dedication to his or her school's team sports. For additional information, visit: http://www.tkmemorialfund.com/scholarship

Michael P. Morse Scholarship

Michael was a three-sport athlete and 1975 graduate of St. Michaels High School. He went on to play collegiate soccer at Salisbury State College and then returned to Talbot County as a coach and a teacher. He expected the best of his players and students and helped many of them earn scholarships and playing opportunities at the collegiate level. His family and community honor him with this scholarship for high school athletes planning to play collegiate sports. This scholarship is awarded to students who plan to participate in a Division I, II or III athletic program. In addition to participating in sports, applicants must demonstrate community involvement, financial need and leadership traits. For additional information, contact Debbie McQuaid (410) 924-4482.

Lauralea T. Goodall Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 renewable scholarship is for former students of the Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s program. Applicant must have been a Horizons student/or faculty intern for a minimum of 4 years. Applicant must be from Kent County high school and must have a 2.75 or greater GPA. This scholarship may be renewed for up to 4 years, so long as the applicant attends an accredited college or university as a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 GPA. For additional information, contact Robbin Hill (410) 820-8175 x 103.