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Gamber fire co. and Oscar Brothers family offers scholarship

The Gamber and Community Fire Company, in cooperation with the Oscar Brothers family, is once again offering a four-year college scholarship for up to $12,500 maximum payout per student over four years for tuition and books only. Maintaining honors can earn recipients an extra $500 per semester when submitted with the appropriate documentation.

Students from Carroll County high schools as well as students from any other private or home-school program are eligible as long as their primary residence is within the "first-due" geographical area serviced by the Gamber and Community Fire Company. A map of the district is available at www.gambervfd.org.

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

A minimum course load of 12 credit hours per semester is required, and students must maintain a 2.5 minimum grade point average in order to remain eligible for funding each semester for the entire four years. Students attending two-year programs are also welcome to apply and must also maintain a 2.5 grade point average to remain eligible. Student must perform 40 hours of community service during each year of eligibility, preferably within the Gamber & Community Fire Company service area.

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The family and the fire company reserve the right to accept or decline any or all applicants, and all decisions are final.

Forms can be obtained by emailing cmyers@gambervfd.org or by mail at Scholarship Committee, Gamber & Community Fire Co., 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD 21048. Please include student's name, address, telephone and email address. The application deadline is April 15.

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