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Scholarships/Resources for Students

Post high-school planning for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students begins at the elementary school level. Each Charles County public schools has at least once school counselor who provide guidance for post-high-school planning. At the elementary school level, counselors work with students during events such as Career Day and College Awareness Week to educate students on future career possibilities. Middle school students also participate in Career Day and College Awareness Week events, and work with their grade-level counselors to select elective choices and academic courses to prepare them for study at the high school level. 

All seven Charles County high schools feature College and Career Centers for student use and include a variety of resources including college handbooks, scholarship listings and financial aid applications. Each center is staffed by a full-time college and career advisor, who is available for one-on-one assistance for students as they examine their career goals and objectives. College and career advisors also provide information sessions for parents and students on the financial aid and scholarship search processes, arrange school visits from local college representatives, military and business representatives and maintain updated lists of available scholarships and job opportunities for students.  

College Planning: Tools for Students and Parents

Career Awareness Tools

Pay for College

Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Charles County high school students can apply for college assistance and scholarships through the Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. The application window is January through March annually. Applications are sent to the College and Career Advisor at all seven Charles County high schools.

The 2017 application is now closed.

Questions about the college planning process? Contact the college and career advisor at your child's school or Alicia Jones, supervising school counselor for Charles County Public Schools, at:

5980 Radio Station Road
P.O. Box 2770
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Phone: 301-934-7334
Fax: 301-392-7511


Career Cruising Website

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Croft Scholarship Awards

Fast Web-College & Scholarship Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

High School College and Career Centers

List of Colleges and Universities in Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission/ Financial Aid

Maryland College Application Campaign Week

Petersons Guide to College Information