Character Counts! Scholarships Available in Gaithersburg

High school seniors who are residents of the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to apply for a W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! character counts emblemScholarship.

Since the program’s inception in 1998, 74 high school seniors have received more than $140,000 to help with their continuing education costs, according to a news release from Gaithersburg.

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. Applications are now available and should be completed online. Visit the CHARACTER COUNTS! web page for the application. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Friday, May 22.

This program is funded in part by the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, DRS Signal Solutions, Rodgers Consulting, Inc., the City of Gaithersburg Student Union and private donors. Individuals, businesses and organizations within the Gaithersburg community are also invited to acknowledge and support the character development of  young people by making a contribution to this fund. For information please contact the Gaithersburg Community Services Division.

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