Gaithersburg City Hall

Gaithersburg Character Counts! Scholarships

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, 63 high school seniors have received more than $130,000 to help with their continuing education costs.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Educational Enrichment Committee, and are based on the embodiment of the Six Pillars of Character, personal merit, community service, financial need, and the student’s commitment to further education. Previous scholarships 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, March 1, 2013.

This program is funded in part by the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, DRS Signal Solutions and Rodgers Consulting, Inc. For more information please contact the Gaithersburg Community Services Division at 301-258-6395 ext. 3.


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