Education & Scholarships

Funds that support education and scholarship initiatives in Southern Maryland through:

  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • More Scholarships and Access to Assistance
  • Help Parents Increase School Readiness
  • Enhance Specific Programs – Math, Science, Engineering, Health & Wellness, and Arts
  • Increase Collaboration Among School Systems

Click on the name of a fund to learn more about how its education and scholarship programs serve the residents of Southern Maryland.

  • Alice Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund - A non-endowed fund that offers scholarships to students graduating from the Academy of Health Professions at the Calvert County Career and Technology Academy and who are planning to continue their course of study in a Health related field.Learn More →
  • Cody Micheal Lacey Scholarship Fund - A non-endowed fund that offers scholarships to students who are pursuing an alternative high school diploma or enrolled in a vocational and trade school in Southern Maryland. “Life is simple, it’s just not easy.“ “So tonight I’ve done a lot of thinking and figured out that all the good things in life are things you have to work the hardest for. Life can be hard but we got one chance to live it so letsLearn More →
  • Community Grant Fund - Meeting everchanging community needs The Community Grant Fund was established in March 2008 to support the residents of Southern Maryland. CFSOMD’s unrestricted fund is sustained by broad-based public donations for use in meeting the changing and emerging needs of Southern Maryland. These dollars allow us to invest in organizations who are making our community stronger every day. Community Foundation of Southern Maryland evaluates all aspects of community well-being —arts and culture, education and scholarships, environment, general communityLearn More →
  • Deb Sheftz Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Deb Sheftz Memorial Scholarship Fund – to provide a one-year, non-recurring scholarship up to $2500/per student annually to assist the student in attending college for his/her first year. Attention will be focused on a commitment to social justice with a commitment to assisting those individuals who are disadvantaged, protecting those who are marginalized, and speaking for those without a voice. Scholarship Details NewsLearn More →
  • Elaine’s Gift Fund - Elaine's Gift is a Scholarship Fund (non-endowed) to support scholarships for the children of single mothers and single mothers.Learn More →
  • F. George Heinze III Family Fund - The F. George Heinze III Family Fund is a Designated Fund to support St. Mary’s School, Bryantown, MD NewsLearn More →
  • Green Apple Grant Fund - Green Apple Grant Fund was created in 2014 to support first through eighth grade classroom teachers in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties who spend their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Established with donations from the Community Grant Fund, an anonymous retired teacher, the Kimble family and the Chaney Team Fund. Grant Details NewsLearn More →
  • Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, Agency Endowment Fund - As Maryland’s premier Leadership Academy, we develop confidence and Leadership skills in a co-ed, structured, professional military environment. Our endowment fund supports scholarships for under-served youth in the Tri-County area, operating expenses, and mission-oriented programs. The focused attention from our staff, small class sizes, and less chaotic environment has proven successful for students struggling in traditional, large student body schools. NewsLearn More →
  • Phil and Mary Woodruff Charitable Fund - NewsLearn More →
  • Southern Maryland Women’s League Fund - The Southern Maryland Women’s League Fund was created in November 2008 to “promote, strengthen and support women and issues in the areas of health, education, economics, and other related issues, as they arise, and where a need is demonstrated.’ A donor-advised endowment fund established through a collaboration between Southern Maryland Women’s League and the Chaney Foundation.   News    Learn More →
  • St. John’s School Scholarship Fund - Designated Endowment Fund established to support scholarships at St. John’s School, Hollywood, MD. Mike and Barbara Thompson of Hollywood established a growing endowment that will provide scholarships for students attending St. John’s School now and forever. The new fund, named St. John’s School Scholarship Fund, was established to fund students’ tuition and fees based on financial need to be allocated at the discretion of the school principal. Parents, family, alumni & friends are encouraged toLearn More →
  • The Annette Quigg Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - Annette was a 1984 graduate of Leonardtown High School and went on to earn her teaching degree and then a Master’s degree. She spent her career as a dedicated teacher, holding many positions throughout the state of Maryland. Her greatest love was for her family and children. She loved all children: her own, her nieces and nephews and the many students she taught over the years. The Leonardtown High School Class of 1984 has establishedLearn More →
  • The Saint Nicholas Scholarship Fund - The Saint Nicholas Scholarship Fund is a non-endowed fund that offers scholarships to support students identified by the Donor with financial support to attend a college, university, technical or vocational school. The funds will be distributed annually or semi-annually, or as required and provided directly to the education institution Background: The Scholarship is created to assist high school graduating students to continue their education, or training. Purpose: To provide financial support to current high schoolLearn More →
  • The SaMercy Fund - The SaMercy Fund, a donor advised component fund, was established by Samantha Warden and Denise Bayer in memory of Sam and Mercy McCawley, who were tragically killed in a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) accident while visiting relatives in Texas. The family and friends who have pooled their resources to put this Fund together strongly believe “no other family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because they were not aware of theLearn More →
  • The St. Johns School (of Hollywood, MD) Endowment Fund - The St. Johns School (of Hollywood, MD) Endowment Fund is a designated endowed fund, designated to provide support to St. Johns School to further its educational mission. The St. Johns School can utilize the funds at their discretion. St. John’s School (SJS) in Hollywood, Maryland have been providing an excellent Catholic education for almost 90 years. SJS is located in the Southern Maryland Technology Corridor, their curriculum focuses on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion Engineering, Arts,Learn More →