Harford County Education Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships


Harford County Education Foundation recently provided $16,000 to Harford County Public Schools graduating seniors for scholarships.

Since 2007, over 102 scholarships totaling $192,300 have been awarded by Harford County Education Foundation to help deserving students reach their educational and professional goals.

Harford County Education Foundation scholarships are offered annually based on a variety of criteria, including community service, academic achievement, leadership, and school attendance.  Harford County Public Schools graduating seniors are eligible to apply each year, beginning in January. 

“I am extremely grateful for the Harford County Education Foundation Scholarship I received this year.  This and the previous scholarships have increased my ability to focus on academics and community by lessening the financial burden of college attendance.” said Samantha Marzullo, a 2019 C. Milton Wright High School graduate entering her junior year at Towson University, where she is studying middle school education with a concentration in social studies and science.  Ms. Marzullo was awarded a multi-year scholarship through her participation in Harford County Public Schools Growing Exceptional Teachers (GET) Program.

2021 Scholarship Winners:

The Dresher Foundation Scholarship:  Avani Patel

The Frank Mezzanotte Scholarship:  Travis Burton

The Ted Hyson Memorial Scholarship:  McKayla Donovan

The William V. Chizmar Memorial Scholarship:  Madison Furrow, Candace Fender

Harford County Education Foundation Scholarship:  Adelaide Sudbrink, Emma Sanza, Samantha Marzullo

Money is raised through donations and annual fundraisers.

“We truly appreciate the individuals and businesses that host their scholarships with Harford County Education Foundation. Their contributions support the next generation of innovators, creators, and dreamers,” said Debora Gavin Merlock, President.

Harford County Education Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization that provides programs and resources to compliment the learning and growth of the 38,000 youth in Harford County Public Schools.  Harford County Education Foundation works in partnership with the community to bring critical resources to help students succeed in their academic and personal goals through free school supplies for low income students, early literacy initiatives, digital technologies, school and classroom enrichment, scholarships, and celebrating the education profession with the community.

To learn more about Harford County Education Foundation, visit www.harfordeducation.org.

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