The Community Foundation manages more than 100 scholarships available to high school students from Adams County, PA. 

How do I apply?

  • Visit to start your application. The 2025 scholarship application portal opens January 1, 2025.

When is the deadline?

  • The application deadline is March 14, 2025.

Do I have to apply for each scholarship?

  • The Community Foundation will match your application to most eligible competitive scholarships; those requiring a separate application are listed below.

Do I need to provide letters of recommendation? 

  • No. Letters of recommendation are no longer required.

When will I receive my award?

The following scholarship awards require a separate application available at

The Returning Student Scholarship - For current Adams County residents with at least one completed year of a post-secondary school or accredited technical program, and is now returning to school after a hiatus of one year or longer.

Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter Scholarship Fund - For descendants of Casper Glattfelder who was the first of his family to arrive in the United States in 1743.

The Emory H. & Luther D. Snyder Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Scholarship -For students who are a direct descendant of a current full-time employee or official retiree of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Students may live outside of Adams County. Owners or family members of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. stockholders are ineligible for this scholarship. 

Learn about our Scholarships.

For help with your online scholarship application, the following guides are available:

Setting up the Student Profile

Counselors - Transcript

For Parents - Consent and Financial Information