Gordon Croft Scholarships

Gordon Croft is a longtime supporter of Charles County Public Schools and students and families who reside in southern Charles County. Mr. Croft has endowed nine scholarships for eligible Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students.  Each scholarship is administered by the college, with the admissions and financial aid staff selecting the recipient(s) from among students who meet specific eligibility criteria, including financial need.

To be eligible for the Croft Scholarship awards, students must reside in the southern Charles County, south of Route 225 from La Plata to Indian Head and south of Route 6 from La Plata to the St. Mary’s County line, as well as students residing in La Plata and Indian Head. Students who reside in this defined area and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply. Students can check their eligibility with their College and Career Advisor.

University of Maryland Scholarships

College of Southern Maryland

  • The two College of Southern Maryland Croft Scholarships were established in 2000 and provide tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are up to $2,200 per year for each of the two scholarships.

Washington and Lee University

  • The Russell Croft ’96 Scholarship provides tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and who physically attend the Lexington, Va. campus. The scholarship awards up to $9,000 per year.

Randolph College

  • The Jane Aurell Croft Scholarship provides tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship awards up to $8,000 per year. The scholarship is awarded by the Director of Financial Planning and Assistance.

Johns Hopkins University

  • The Russell Gordon Croft Southern Charles County Scholarship provides a tuition scholarship to students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship awards up to $12,000 per year.

Dartmouth College

It is important for children in elementary school and middle school to recognize that there are scholarships available for them when they get to their junior and senior years in high school. This will provide an incentive for them to work harder from elementary school onward as they will know that these endowed scholarships are available now, and when they graduate, and into perpetuity.

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
Email: aajones@ccboe.com