The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship is available to residents of Allegany County, Maryland (minimum three-year residency requirement) to study at Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University.
The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship was established by the Allegany County Commissioners and is administered by Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University.
For information contact:
Allegany College of Maryland
Attention: Allegany College Foundation, Inc.
12401 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
Email Allegany College Foundation, Inc.
Frostburg State University
Attention: Financial Aid Office
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Email Frostburg State University Financial Aid Office
Rocky Gap Casino Resort Video Lottery Terminal Proceeds
Resolution No. 17-32 (PDF)
William R. Valentine, Board of County Commissioners, center, accepted the award. Allegany College of Maryland President, Cynthia S Bambara, left, and Frostburg State University Interim President Thomas L. Bowling, right, also made remarks at the awards presentation.
Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship
The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship Program received the Academy for Excellence In Local Governance County Best Practices Award at the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference on December 10, 2015 in Cambridge, Maryland. Read in this News Release from December 17, 2015 (PDF).
Commissioners Establish Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship
Benefits County Residents at Allegany College of Maryland & Frostburg State University
Allegany County Commissioners Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine at their December 19, 2013, public business meeting voted to establish the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, designed to benefit Allegany County residents attending either Allegany College of Maryland or Frostburg State University. Funds for the scholarship will be provided from a portion of Allegany County Government's share - 2.25% - of the annual gross revenue generated by the video lottery machines at Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The County receives revenue on a monthly basis from the state. Read more in this News Release from December 19, 2013 (PDF).
Memorandum of Understanding Signed
A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Allegany College of Maryland was signed during the Allegany County Commissioners December 19, 2013 public business meeting. Seated from left are Commissioners William R. Valentine and Michael W McKay, ACM President Dr. Cynthia S Bambara, and Commissioner Creade V. Brodie, Jr. Standing from left are Allegany College of ACM Foundation Board of Directors President Dr. Audie G. Klinger, ACM Board of Trustees Chair Kim B. Leonard, and ACM Foundation Executive Director David Jones.
Further Memorandum of Understanding Signed
A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Frostburg State University was signed during the Allegany County Commissioners January 16, 2014 public business meeting. Seated from left are Commissioner William R. Valentine, FSU President Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, and Commissioners Michael W McKay and Creade V. Brodie, Jr. Standing from left are FSU Interim Provost Dr. William P. Childs, FSU Foundation Director of Finance and Administration Alicia White, FSU Vice President of Student and Educational Services Dr. Thomas L. Bowling and Allegany County Administrator David A. Eberly.
The memorandum pertained to the creation and administration of the scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the foundations of the educational institutions. For additional information about the scholarship, contact:
Allegany College of Maryland Foundation
Cumberland, MD 21502
Allegany College of Maryland Foundation Website
Frostburg State University Foundation
Frostburg, MD 21532
Frostburg State University Foundation Website
First Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships Awarded to ACM, FSU Students
With the beginning of the fall semester, local students at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) or Frostburg State University (FSU) are now receiving the first Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships. The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, established the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, benefitting Allegany County residents attending either ACM or FSU. The county's investment in higher and continuing education is already greatly enhancing economic opportunities for its citizens and thus supporting families and the community at large, according to representatives from the ACM and FSU foundations. Classes for ACM begin Monday, August 25, and FSU classes start Tuesday, September 2. Most of the scholarships at both institutions have been awarded, but some are still to be disbursed. Read more in this News Release from August 22, 2014 (PDF).