Monday, February 25, 2008

County offers local scholarship opportunities

The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering more than 35 scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. Applications are available at all county high schools and must be submitted by March 1.

Applications are also available on the school system website,, under the students section, located on the left-hand side of the home page. Click on the Scholarship & College information tab. Seniors can also contact their guidance counselor or Career Center coordinator for more information.

Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria and information regarding eligibility is located on page two of the applications. The following scholarships are available through the scholarship fund:

American Rental Management Company, $1000;

Apartments of St. Charles, $1000;

Jeremiah and Elijah Borgnis Memorial, $500;

Unnae Pak Borgnis Memorial, $500;

Charles County Chamber of Commerce, $1000;

Charles County Health Department and School Nurses, $250;

Charles County Retired School Personnel Association, $500;

Charles County Teacher Education Assistance Grant, $1000 (renewable);

Charles County Retired School Personnel Association, $500 (five awards);

Kiwanis Club of La Plata, $500 (two awards);

John H. Cox Memorial Scholarship, $500;

Kate Donahue Memorial, $400;

Lisa Michele Duckett Achievement Award, $1000;

William and Vivian King, $1000;

Thomas Kurtz Memorial, $1000;

Harold Allen Levy, $1000;

Mary Matula, $300;

Grote Memorial, $500;

Timothy Minor Memorial, $1,000;

Timothy Minor Criminal Justice, $500;

Stephen E. Mitchell Educational Scholarship, $500;

Thomas B.R. Mudd, nurse, College of Southern Maryland, full two years;

Thomas B. R. Mudd, teacher, College of Southern Maryland, full two years;

Mildred Rice O'Callaghan Memorial, $500 (two awards);

Katherine D. Racey Memorial, $1500;

Edward Rorer Memorial, $500;

St. Charles Community, $1000 (three awards);

Starkey Memorial, $500;

Robert Dean Stethem National Memorial, $1000;

Robert Dean Stethem Thomas Stone, $1000;

Patricia Sugg Weiers Memorial, $250;

Woman's Club of Southern Maryland, $1000; and

Zonta of Charles County, $1000 (two awards).

Contact Jeannette Kaufman, Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc., at 301-934-7314, for more information.

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