Carroll County Times

Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund announced

The Gamber and Community Fire Company in cooperation with the Oscar Brothers family will once again be offering a four year college scholarship to a student who lives within the primary area serviced by the fire company.

4 Year Scholarship - Up to $5,000 1st year; Up to $2,500 2nd through 4th year; $12,500 Maximum payout per student over four years (tuition & books only). Eligibility: Students applying must have their primary residence within the "first due" geographical area serviced by the Gamber and Community Fire Company.


Financial need will be a primary consideration for recipients. Applicants must provide the most recent two years of total family income plus the number of children in the family.

Students from Westminster High, Liberty High, South Carroll High, Century High, Winters Mill High as well as any student from any other private or home school are eligible as long as their primary residence is within the "first-due" geographical area serviced by the Gamber and Community Fire Co. A minimum course load of 12 credit hours is required. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in order to remain eligible for funding each semester for the entire 4 years. Students attending 2 year programs are also eligible and must maintain a 2.5 grade point average as well to remain eligible. Student must perform 40 hours of community service during each year of eligibility within the Gamber & Community Fire Company service area.


Maintaining honors can earn recipients an extra $500 per semester when submitted with the appropriate documentation. Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2012 in order to be eligible to receive consideration for scholarship funding annually.

The Oscar Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company assume responsibility for all costs and expenses of the scholarship and for the management and operation of the program. The family and the fire company reserve the right to accept or decline any or all applicants, and selection and decisions are final.

Location of Forms:

OR by mail at: Scholarship Committee, Gamber & Community Fire Co., 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD 21048; Please be sure to include the student's name, address, and telephone and email address.

Deadline: April 15, 2014