Scholarships

Scholarships Available for 2021:

Applications deadline extended to May 14, 2021!

Click below to find application information about women’s scholarship opportunities:

Maureen R. Sharps Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is for a woman pursuing education or related academic programs and at least two years past their high school or equivalent graduation. Access scholarship information here!

GCCW Scholarships

These five, $500 scholarships are for women pursuing a vocational, technical or academic or related academic programs and at least two years past their high school or equivalent graduation. Access scholarship information here!

2020 Scholarships

The Garrett County Commission for Women (GCCW) has awarded $500 scholarships to four outstanding young women. Each year through a special Commissioners grant, the GCCW is able to provide scholarships to female students from Garrett County. The 2020 recipients were Bethany Rae Evans, Lauryn Marie Moon, Christie M. Reckart and Jenna Nicole Yommer.

Bethany Evans, Oakland, attended Garrett College, transferred to Frostburg State University to pursue her Bachelors of Science degree and is now dual-enrolled at Allegany College of Maryland to also obtain her R.N. degree. She hopes to work in a NICU.
Lauryn Moon, Oakland, is a student at West Virginia University-Health Sciences Campus. She is in her second year studying in the health field with a goal to earn both a Bachelors Degree in Human Performance and Health and her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy a year later.
Christie Reckart, Oakland, is attending Frostburg State University. She entered the Masters of Arts teaching-secondary program for a teacher certification with Social Sciences as her content area. She hopes to teach in a middle or high school.
Jenna Yommer, Grantsville, is attending Frostburg State University, working toward dual certification in early childhood and elementary education for her Bachelors of Science degree. She plans to pursue a masters degree and aspires to teach in Garrett County.
Due to Covid-19 and the safety of the community, the 2020 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast was cancelled. 2020 Scholarship winners will be invited to the 2020 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast for acknowledgement. C

2019 Scholarships

We celebrated the 2019 Scholarship Recipients at the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast held Saturday, May 4, at Dutch’s at Silver Tree.  Congratulations to the scholarship recipients:

Gabriella Faith White – awarded general $500 scholarship

Shay Lynn Rae Tasker – awarded general $500 scholarship

Olivia Shaffer – awarded general $500 scholarship

Sarah D. Holtschneider – awarded general $500 scholarship

Mackenzie Rae Smith – awarded general $500 scholarship

Laura Ann Weinberger – awarded Maureen R Sharps Memorial Scholarship