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Our Community, Our School
Leonardtown High School is located in St. Mary’s County, “where the Potomac meets the Chesapeake.” As the oldest county in Maryland, St. Mary’s is filled with rich history such as lighthouses, Civil War sites, and monuments commemorating our African-American heritage. Our current population stands strong at 109,000. As a county that supports the U.S. Navy, we continue to have an influx of growth.

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Before beginning the process of filling out the FAFSA and looking for scholarships read the link below on the Federal Student Aid page regarding financial aid scams to watch out for. 

Federal and Maryland State Financial Aid Information


A Step-by-Step Guide to the FAFSA

12 Common Mistakes People Make on the FAFSA

Creating an FSA ID

MDCAPS (Maryland College Aid Processing System)

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List of Popular Scholarship WEBSITES


BIGFUTURE Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Raise Me Scholarship Search

Maryland Higher Education (MHEC) Scholarships



1. Read ALL the eligibility requirements
2. Collect ALL of the required documentation
3. Request letters of recommendation, especially from school counselors, ahead of due dates
4. Do ALL the required paperwork
5. Deadlines are REALLY important!
6. If you have questions please stop by the College and Career Center to speak with Mrs. Bussler

Abbott and Fenner business consultant-

AED Superstore-

AES Engineers Scholarship-

Alpha Beta Chapter, Delta kappa Gamma Frances Lancaster Grant for teacher’s education-

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), southern Maryland chapter-

Ann Houston Green Scholarships-

Association of Naval

B. Davis Scholarship-

Big Sun Scholarship-

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program-

Business, Education, and Community Alliance Inc. (BECA)-

Capitol College Merit Scholarships-

Carson Scholars Program-

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union-

Charlotte Hall Fellows Scholarship-

Charlotte Hall Rotary Scholarship-

The Chesapeake Bay NCMA chapter-

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation-

CSM Stem Scholarship-

Colonial Agriculture Educational Foundation, Inc.-

Compass Systems, Inc.-

Diabetes Scholars Foundation-

College Board Scholarship search-

Desert Storm Veterans Association-

Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.

Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 93

Frostburg Music Scholarship Audition - Feb. 15th

Gates Millennium Scholars

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Grams Promise Scholarship

Greg Clarke Aviation Scholarship

Harvard University Tuition Waiver

Herbert Lehman Scholarships

Hollywood Elementary School PTA/Retired Teacher Scholarship

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

International Women in Media Scholarship

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Junior Achievement Essay Competition

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship Program

Koh’ls Cares Scholarship Program www.kohl’

Leonardtown Lions Club, Raymond Stone Memorial Awards

Leonardtown Rotary Scholarship

Lettie Marshall Dent Scholarship

Lexington Park Lions Club

Lexington Park Rotary Scholarship

Lillian Medas Scholarship

MAHPERD Scholarship Program

Margaret Brent High School Alumni Association Scholarship Program

Marine Corps Aviation Association—John Glenn Squadron Scholarship www.

Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools (MAPCCS)

Maryland PTA Scholarship Fund

Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association

Maryland State Financial Assistance Program

Mensa Foundation Scholarships

McDonald’s Scholarships

Meyerhoff Scholarship Program—UMBC

Mike Marley Service Award Scholarship

Minds in Motion Scholarship Program

NAACP Claudia Pickeral Scholarship www.

Nam Knight Darrell “Stone Cold” Canter Scholarship

National Co-op Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland—John T. McCraw Scholarship Program

Naval Officer’s Spouses Club of Washington DC (NOSC) Scholarship

Nordstrom Scholarship Program then search “Scholarship”

Northrup Grumman Engineering Scholarships

Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Nursing Schools Almanac

Pathways Student Employment Program (U. of Maryland/NAVAIR/CSM)

Pat Kepferle Friendship Memorial Scholarship

Patuxent Dental Society Scholarship

Princeton Prize in Race Relations search “Princeton Prize in Race Relations”

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Robert and Rita I. Merritts Scholarships

Robert Fugera Memorial Scholarship

Rotary Clubs of Southern Maryland or

SAE Engineering Scholarships

SAMMY (Scholar Athlete Milk Moustache of the Year)

Sheila Y. Tolson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Shire ADHD Scholarship

SMECO (Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative) Scholarship

William A. Smith Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Society of Women Engineers

Southern Maryland Corvette Club

St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Retirees Association

St. Mary’s Garden Club Scholarship

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship or and search “Human Resources”

Southern Maryland Online Scholarship

Stephen Mattingly II Memorial Scholarship

Strouth Scholarship Fund

Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omege Psi Phi Fraternity and the John Lancaster and W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation Award

Taylor Hubbard Memorial Scholarship

ThanksUSA Scholarships www./

Turbush Scholarship

United Negro College Fund Scholarship Programs

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

U. of Maryland

Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades

GFWC (Women’s Club of St. Mary’s)

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

In addition to scholarships available to the general public, minorities and people pursuing a particular field of study, there are many scholarships specifically for stuents with disabilities.

Click the link below for a comprehensive list from the Federal Government for students that are blind, deaf or hard of hearing, students with learning disabilities, students with physical disabilities, students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, students with other disabilities or health conditions, and for students with other disabilities or health concerns.


Click below for scholarship listings for students with ADHD as well as students with learning disorders.


Scholarships for Minority Students

Click below for the U.S. Department of Education's listing of scholarship opportunities for minority students. 

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The United Negro College Fund awards over 100 millions dollars of scholarship money every year.  See below to apply.

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Scholarships for Military Children

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC scholarships are available at many colleges and universities

Military Academies

Military Academies are highly competitive and generally require nominations from US Senators or Representative (For a detailed look at the nomination process see our STUDENT CORNER link at the top of this page).  In addition, there may be appointments to the service academy of their choice for otherwise qualified students who are sons or daughters of Medal of Honor recipients, deceased or disabled veterans, or active or retired members of the US Armed Forces.
Navy and Marine Corps -  US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Army - United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Air Force -  Air Foce Academy, near Colorado Spring, CO
Coast Guard -  US Coast Guard Academy, near London, CT
Merchant Marines -  US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

Local Scholarships


Big Sun Scholarship:

Elks Scholarship

Marine Corps Aviation Association John Glenn Squadron:

Sabre STEM Scholarship:

Additional sources of financial aid/scholarships available for ALL: scholarships.shtml