The Peg and Orley Bourland Educational Assistance Fund is awarded annually through the Community Foundation of Frederick and Glade Valley Community Services (GVCS). Its purpose is to provide need-based funds for post-secondary education in trade or technical fields (such as Cosmetology, HVAC, Culinary, Mechanical, Computer, Construction, etc.) to help with expenses such as trade tools, tuition, testing, tutoring, supplies, etc.
To be eligible, applicants must live in the Walkersville / Woodsboro feeder school district, provide a description of financial need, career goals, how the money will be used, and be enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary education program. Applicants do not need to be a graduate of Walkersville High School. Preference is given to applicants who are entering a trade field (not 4 year degrees).
The award will either be one $1000 or two $500 scholarships paid to the program.
Previous recipients and adults are encouraged to apply as well as high school seniors.
Applications are due in The Community Foundation’s office by Friday, March 29th by 4:00 p.m. (not post-marked but received).
Applications will be available for pick up at the following locations:
- Walkersville High School Career Center;
- Career and Technology Center (CTC);
- Glade Valley Food Bank;
- Walkersville Public Library;
- Walkersville Town Hall;
- Woodsboro Town Hall;
- FCC Career Office; and
- The Community Foundation of Frederick.