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Foundation announces scholarship recipients

October 31, 2005

Four funds at The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. have awarded scholarships to area students for the 2005-06 school year.

  • Jamie Fowler, a South Hagerstown High School graduate, was awarded the Ralph Stottlemyer Sr. Scholarship created in honor of Ralph "Coach" Stottlemyer, a 2002 People's Choice Award winner. The scholarship is for South Hagerstown High School students lettering in athletics. Fowler is a freshman at Mount Saint Mary's University.

  • Elizabeth Hill, a freshman at Hagerstown Community College, and Jamie Fowler were awarded the Sherrill Koontz Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Washington County teacher and activist Sherry Koontz, to provide scholarships to young women graduating from South Hagerstown High School.

  • Ben Calimer, a second-year graphic design student at Hagerstown Community College, received the Mildred A. Schmid 4-H Scholarship in 2004 and 2005. The scholarship fund was created by the late Mildred Schmid to provide financial support to students active in Washington County Area 4-H programs, with a special consideration given to students involved in projects related to dogs.


The Community Foundation also administers several other scholarship funds. They include:

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  • Boonsboro High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, established by the Boonsboro High School Class of 1970 Reunion Committee to provide annual educational scholarships for Boonsboro High School.

  • 4-H Dairy Scholarship Fund, established to provide financial support to students involved in Washington County area 4-H dairy programs.

  • 4-H Market Livestock Scholarship Fund, established to provide financial support to students involved in Washington County area 4-H market livestock programs.

  • Helen & Gene Kline Scholarship Fund, a new scholarship fund established by the Klines to provide financial assistance to students at Hagerstown Community College who have chosen a career in either engineering or teaching.


To contribute to scholarship funds or to learn more about establishing a named scholarship, call Community Foundation Executive Director Brad Sell at 301-745-5210.

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