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We will do a more in-depth look at some scholarships, but here is a good overview with links to a bunch of available scholarships, courtesy of the MCPS website.


W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial
in partnership with The W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, DRS Signal Solutions and Rodgers Consulting, Inc., Covenant Life Church and City of Gaithersburg Student Union.

Applicants must be seniors in high school and residents of the City of Gaithersburg.

In tribute to former Mayor Ed Bohrer’s commitment to character education, the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship Program was established with the support of his family. In the past 16 years, 73 high school seniors have received more than $139,000 in college scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

These scholarships are intended for exceptional individuals who embody the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The recipients must be high school seniors who will be pursuing post high school education at a college, university or trade school and who are residents of the City of Gaithersburg. Please see application form for selection criteria and instructions.

Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee. Previous scholarships have ranged from $500 to $2,000.

Timeline of Scholarship

February 2014
Applications available online and through school guidance counselors, principals and senior class sponsors, or by calling the Gaithersburg Community Services Division Program Coordinator at 301-258-6395 x3.

March 3, 2014
Applications are due by 4 p.m. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

April 1, 2014
Notifications made to finalists.

April/May 2014
An awards luncheon will be held with program sponsors and City officials. Recognition will occur at Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, 31 S. Summit Avenue.

Winners of the scholarships who are involved in illegal, unethical or immoral activities between time of announcement and time of presentation, or any other activities deemed to be detrimental to the CHARACTER COUNTS! Philosophy, may forfeit the scholarship.


Central Scholarship Bureau

The Central Scholarship Bureau is a nonprofit organization founded in 1924 with the mission of providing grants, scholarships, and interest-free loans for postsecondary education.

Matches individual preferences and profiles to private, public and need-based award money.

Compares your background with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches.

MHEC Financial Aid and Scholarships
Research into Maryland state financial assistance programs for which you may be eligible. The State of Maryland offers legislative scholarships, merit and career based scholarships, and need-based grants.

Unusual Scholarships – FinAid
A compilation of interesting, esoteric and unusual scholarships such as the Left-handed Scholarship, scholarships for twins, etc.

Search the Mach25 database containing over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion.

FinAid: Specific Majors or Course of Study Scholarship Opportunities
A list of several scholarship databases as well individual scholarships and awards aimed at assisting students pursuing specific majors or courses of study.


Has over $11 billion in scholarships included in their database.

Christian Connector

A free Christian college resource providing over $150 million in scholarships to Christian Colleges.

Merit Aid

A directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

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Posted by | February 27, 2014 | Scholarships

We’ll be posting scholarship information that we find… coming soon!  Please email with any scholarship information that you would like posted on the FORCE!