Community Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) awarded a record $452,000 in scholarships to 320 students in the region this past year. The Community Foundation administers 157 scholarship funds that provide financial assistance for college students throughout the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

“During 2016 the Community Foundation reached new records in the amount of scholarships awarded, the total amount of financial assistance for scholarships and the number of scholarship funds administered,” said Eric Joseph, CFES President. “Meeting the rising need for college scholarship assistance and the rising tuition costs is an essential part of the Community Foundation’s mission.”

BJ Summers, the Foundation’s director of Development and Donor Services, said, “helping young people here on the Lower Shore fulfill their dreams and realize their potential is among the highest goals of the Community Foundation.” Some of the Foundation’s scholarships are available for students in particular high schools, while others target specific college majors and professional careers.

While most Foundation scholarships do not limit students to a particular course of study, there are scholarships available for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching, architecture, engineering or healthcare. A complete listing of Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore scholarships is available by visiting

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