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Student Scholarship Information

High school seniors and college students who have been committed to the Special Olympics Howard County program as a volunteer and advocate of the athletes can apply to four scholarships provided through the generosity of four families.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2023 Outstanding Student Volunteers Scholarships is March 31, 2023.  Applications can be dropped off at the office (8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045) and placed in the mailbox or emailed to and must be received by March 31.

Scholarships under Special Olympics Howard County

There are four scholarships to which you can apply:


Jackie Burk Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Student Volunteer (up to $1,500)

Created in 2004 by Jack and Linda Burk in memory of their daughter, Jackie, a special friend and volunteer to Special Olympics Howard County.

Allan Homes Outstanding Student Scholarship (up to $1,500)

Created in 2006 by Allan and Kathy Waschak. Formerly open only to volunteers in the swimming program, it is now open to student volunteers in all our sports program.

Kathy Lindner Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Student Volunteer ($500)

Created in 2012 in memory of Special Olympics Howard County’s first Volunteer Coordinator.

Schnorf Family Scholarship for Outstanding Student Volunteer (up to $1,500)

Created in 2018 by Cole and Joan Schnorf to honor outstanding student volunteers.


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