The Adams County Scholarship Fund is an endowment created in 2020 from a contribution of $100,000 by a couple who are Adams County High School graduates. This scholarship fund is for all Adams County residents interested in attending college or vocational training. This fund welcomes students from all backgrounds with varying interests in academic or vocational training.

Anyone can give to this fund. You can contribute to the Adams County Scholarship Fund through the ACCF website or directly with a check to the Adams County Community Foundation. When you give, the endowment grows to make more scholarships available. We also accept a variety of assets including appreciated stocks, real estate and other assets.


The Adams County Scholarship Fund accepts applications from persons who:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Are a resident of Adams County or have received a diploma from a high school in Adams County;
  • Will be enrolled in an accredited, nonproprietary college or certified vocational training program in a full-time capacity;
  • The applicant’s history of extracurricular activities, community service, employment, and school attendance will be considered along with financial need.

When possible, scholarships from this fund will be allocated equally among the Adams County Schools.


Postsecondary education has never been more important – the gap in earnings between high school graduates and college or vocational trade’s graduates continues to grow, as does the demand for advanced training. You can help Adams County’s youth reduce this pay gap by contributing to this scholarship fund. Please give to the Adams County Scholarship Fund or call us today to create your own scholarship fund.


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