Donor Involved Scholarships

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

Dorothy Webb Black Memorial Scholarship
Dorothy Webb Black was a tireless fighter for human and civil rights in Talbot County. This scholarship was established in cooperation with the Talbot County NAACP to support low income, minority students graduating from Talbot County high schools. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must demonstrate community service. Contact: Clairdean Black at 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. Contact St. Michaels or Easton High School guidance office.

Frederick Douglass Honor Society Scholarship
$500 scholarship for minority students graduating from a Talbot County high school. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Application available:

Timothy Kern Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from a Cecil, Kent, Talbot or Queen Anne’s county high school. Applicants must have participated on one or more sports teams for four years of high school, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and display strong character, work ethic and leadership abilities. Application available:

Michael P. Morse Scholarship
This scholarship is available to mid-shore students who wish to further their development in athletics. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university while participating in a Division I, II or III athletic program. Applicants must participate in one or more varsity sports, and demonstrate community involvement, financial need, and leadership traits. Application available: Morse Application, Pdf.

Lauralea T. Goodall Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 per year, renewable. Scholarship 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 graduating, or have graduated from, Kent County High School. Applicant must have maintained a 2.75 or greater GPA during his/her final two years in high school. Scholarship may be renewed for up to 4 years, so long as applicant attends an accredited college or university as a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 GPA. Contact: Megan Cook at 410-820-8175 x 104 or

Pauline and Shirley T. Smith Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot County public high schools who are attending Chesapeake College, Salisbury University or the University of Maryland at College Park. Applicants must have evidence of at least one semester of college work with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance and must work to contribute to the cost of his/her education. Application available: Smith Application.