The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Applications & Donations Sought for CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship Program

Applications & Donations Sought for CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship Program

High school seniors who are residents of the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to apply for a W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship. Since the program’s inception in 1998, 59 high school seniors have received more than $125,000 to help with their continuing education costs. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the City of Gaithersburg’s Educational Enrichment Committee, and are based on the embodiment of the Six Pillars of Character, personal merit, financial need, and the student’s commitment to further education.Previous scholarship awards have ranged from $1,500 to $3,000 each.

Applications are available through school guidance counselors, principals, senior class sponsors, and on the CHARACTER COUNTS! page of the City’s website at The deadline for application is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012.

This program is funded in part by the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, DRS Signal Solutions and Rodgers Consulting, Inc. Individuals, businesses and organizations within the Gaithersburg community are also invited to acknowledge and support the character development of our young people by making a contribution to this fund.

For information please contact the Gaithersburg Community Services Division at 301-258-6395 ext. 3.

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