The Sheriff Gary Hofmann Scholarship Program
The Sheriff Gary Hofmann Scholarship Program offers numerous scholarships funded by donations from individuals, “in memory of”, service clubs, corporations, and foundations to provide financial assistance to students or employees who are pursuing a career in law enforcement, public safety or a related field and meet the criteria established by the scholarship donors or program.
- Be new or returning students depending upon the scholarship awarded
- Reside in or out of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland depending upon the scholarship awarded
- Be full-time or part-time depending upon the scholarship awarded
A student, spouse or family member who wishes to be considered for a specific scholarship must meet the qualifications and fill out the scholarship application form. An applicant must have a high school diploma or GED or demonstrate the ability to benefit from a particular program of study. Some scholarships require letters of recommendation and/or essays.
Scholarship awards are applied to the student’s account in equal amounts over the fall and/or spring semesters. If the scholarship recipient does not attend the spring or fall semester, the scholarship award will be forfeited.
Student Scholarships may be awarded up to $500.00 per semester, but not less than $100.00 depending on the number of applicants per semester with a maximum of $2000.00 in total awards to applicants per semester. If applicants exceed the allotted funding, you will be encouraged to reapply in the next semester. Applications are stamped with the date when received at our Office and no late submissions will be accepted or returned. Anyone who does not receive funding is encouraged to reapply.
Employee/family/ Friends of Scholarships may be awarded up to $500.00, but not less than $100.00 depending on the number of applicants per semester with a maximum $1000.00 in total awards to applicants per semester. This is open to all current employees and their families.
An employee may sponsor a community member. The employee will include the Sponsor attachment with the applicant's submission. (This form is available from the Office of the Sheriff, Scholarship Chairperson)
Application Acceptance Guideline: All Applications will be stamped with the date received at our Office and no late submissions will be accepted, no late submissions will be returned. Anyone who does not receive funding will be encouraged to reapply.
PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship Applications are due by November 30, 2021, to be eligible to receive this funding for the Winter/Spring Semester.
Student Scholarships Applications are only accepted from January through April for Summer/Fall Semester and September through November for the Winter/Spring Semester of each calendar year.
Employee / Family / Friends of Scholarships Applications are accepted June thru August for Fall semester and October thru December for Spring Semester.
You must submit your student ID and complete and accurate of the college name where your Scholarship may be sent if awarded. Checks will not be delivered to students but mailed to the named college. The student agrees to accept a letter at our Office or School at the, allow photograph and/or name used in or on the website and promotional information at any time within 365 days of acceptance.
Print and mail application form to:
Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Gary Hofmann Scholarship Fund
505 Railroad Avenue
Centreville, Maryland 21617
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: Close of business on the last day of the months of April or November, may be mailed or hand-delivered.