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 2024 scholarship application portal opens January 1, 2024.

When is the deadline?

  • The application deadline is March 15.

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 references or letters of recommendations? 

  • No. References or letters of recommendations are no longer required.

When will I receive my award?

  • We announced our 2023 scholarship winners at our Scholarship Award Breakfast on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. You can see view the list of 2023 award recipients here​

  • Scholars: please return your award acknowledgement form, including thank you notes and photo to the Community Foundation no later than June 16, 2023. If you miss this deadline, you will lose your award. 

  • Returning scholars: If you received a renewable award in 2022, 2021 or 2020, please return your academic intention form and most recent transcripts by June 16, 2023. 

  • You will be notified by mail when your award is processed. Awards are sent directly to your school beginning in July.

  • If you have questions or if your contact information changes (or you change schools) please email Ash Bievenour at 


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