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FCC and FCPS Partner on New Scholarships

02/02/2018

Representatives from Frederick Community College and Frederick County Public Schools recently signed an agreement to create two new scholarships for graduating high school seniors at each Frederick County public high school.
 
The first is a two-year merit scholarship valued at up to $8,800, and the second is a one-year award at up to $4,400 for students who participated in the FCC Dual Enrollment Program. The scholarships were made possible by generous donations to the FCC Foundation Inc., and managed by the FCC Office of Institutional Advancement.
 
For the FCC Merit Scholarship, high school principals may select one graduating senior in good standing who has a minimum GPA of 3.6, and enrolls at FCC as a degree-seeking student with 15 or more credits. To be eligible for the second year award, recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at FCC.
 
The Post-Dual Enrollment Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior who participated in the high school-based or Open Campus Dual Enrollment Program through FCC.  Principals may select one graduating senior in good standing who has a minimum GPA of 3.6, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all FCC dual enrollment coursework. In order to receive the award, recipients must enroll at FCC as a degree-seeking student with 15 or more credits.
 
For more information, contact Michael Thornton, FCC Scholarship Program Manager, 301.624.2851.

Pictured at the signing were, from left: Dr. Terry Alban, Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools; Elizabeth Burmaster, President of FCC; and Myrna Whitworth, Vice Chair of the FCC Board of Trustees, and trustee liaison to the FCC Foundation Inc.