Fund Type: Scholarship

Mary-Kathryn Abernathy Memorial Scholarship Fund

For Long Reach High School seniors

These two $500 scholarships are offered in memory of Mary-Kathryn Abernathy for Long Reach High School students. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school and either pursue a career in education or have been involved in fine arts in the school or community.

Karen and Howard Carolan Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors who have participated in the Howard County Youth Program

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in loving memory of Howard T. Carolan, Jr., and Karen R. Carolan, longtime residents of Howard County.  Applicants must have participated in the Howard County Youth Program and must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Michael Chang Sunshine Fund

For Hammond High School seniors

This $500 scholarship is offered in memory of Mike Chang, a 1995 graduate of Hammond High School. Candidates must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school and must respond with care and concern towards the needs of others and have the ability to bring humor to the serious business of life.

Michael Joseph Deets Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Michael Joseph Deets for a Wilde Lake High School senior. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university. First preference will be given to students planning to attend The College of William and Mary.

 

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Robert J. Gaw Memorial Scholarship

For high school seniors who attend a Howard County public school

This scholarship is offered in memory of Robert J. Gaw, co-founder of the Ryland Group, Inc. It provides $1,000 towards the cost of tuition to a two- or four-year college/university or trade school for a Howard County public high school student.

Applications will be available in December 2014.

Freeman K. Hill Teen Scholarship

For high school seniors who attend a Howard County public or private school

This $1,500 scholarship is for a Howard County student who demonstrates his or her religious faith through good citizenship, service to others and the community and academic achievement – values that were exemplified in the life of Freeman K. Hill, an engineer at the Applied Physics Lab. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship Fund

For Marriotts Ridge High School seniors

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Mark Hollingsworth, a devoted family man and hard-working entrepreneur whose compassionate spirit and positive attitude left a strong impression on those who knew and loved him. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Fund

The Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Fund provides up to $2,000 scholarships to African American or Latino males who are enrolled in a Howard County middle school for the costs of tuition and related expenses associated with participating in “qualified programs” that provide opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and unique experiences to enable them to successfully complete school and become life-long leaders in their community.

Bob Kittleman Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors attending a Howard County public or private school

This up to $21,000 scholarship is offered, in honor of Bob Kittleman, for high school seniors who have shown potential in or are accomplished in engineering and the applied sciences. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Mary Ann Levant Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors attending the Homewood Center

This $500 scholarship is offered in loving memory of Mary Ann Levant, a dedicated educator who gave in abundance throughout her career to the Howard County Public School System. Applicants must plan to attend or take a class at a two- or four-year college/university or trade school to further their educational interests.

Doug Parker Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors attending a Howard County public or private school

This $2,500 scholarship was established to honor and pay tribute to “Big Doug” Parker, a big man with a big heart. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Wilbon and Mary J. Pulliam Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors attending a Howard County public or private school

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Wilbon H. and Mary J. Pulliam for Howard County high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school in Maryland.

Kit Sfekas Memorial Scholarship Fund

For Mt. Hebron High School female athletes who are currently in their senior year

This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a Mt. Hebron female athlete in memory of Judge Kit Sfekas, who was known to many as “Coach Kit.” Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

Christina and Lawrence Tarbell III Scholarship Fund

For Howard High School seniors

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in appreciation by Christina and Lawrence Tarbell III for the fine education provided to them by the faculty of Howard High School. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.

The Pumphrey Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors attending a Howard County Public school or Chapelgate


The Pumphrey Family offers scholarships in memory of C. Merritt Pumphrey and Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey.

In odd years, the C. Merritt Pumphrey Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a graduating senior that plans to pursue an education in agriculture, animal husbandry and/or a field related to farming.

In even years, the Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a graduating senior that plans to pursue a career in the fine arts or who has been involved in the fine arts in the school or community.

Tropf Family Scholarship Fund

For Atholton, Long Reach, Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake High School seniors

The Tropf family wishes to promote the study of science by awarding $1,000 scholarships to Howard County public school seniors who intend to study mathematics, the physical sciences or engineering at a four-year college or university. These scholarships honor Cheryl Griffiths Tropf, a great believer in learning and academic achievement.

Phyllis Utterback Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors who attend a Howard County public school

This $2,000 scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Phyllis Utterback in recognition of her remarkable commitment to education, youth and family. She epitomized the impact and value of education and the positive role it can play in the lives of young and old.

Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund

Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund

 

Vision Financial Group, based in Columbia, Maryland, was founded by three long-time Howard County residents and graduates of Glenelg High School. Two brothers and a lifelong friend had a goal of creating a wealth advisory firm that was focused on building long-term relationships within their community.

The founding members remain extremely involved in the local community and wanted to further give back, which stemmed a partnership with the Community Foundation of Howard County and the launch of the Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund.

The Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund will award a graduating senior of the Howard County Public School System with a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year for 4 years). The first scholarship will be awarded to a Glenelg High School graduating senior, with the long-term goal of providing one scholarship per year to a graduating senior from every high school in Howard County.

Aaron Worley Memorial Scholarship Fund

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Aaron Worley for high school seniors with a commitment to community involvement, academics and sportsmanship. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.