The TowerCares Foundation offers an annual college scholarship program for STEM and Foreign Language Linguistics majors.

TowerCares is proud to invest in the next generation of STEM leaders throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The scholarship program provides opportunity for all students who want to change and improve the world, with special consideration given to children of active duty military and Veterans. More than half of last year’s winners have an affiliation with the DoD or military.

This year, we will award up to 30 $5,000 scholarships! Since 2018, the TowerCares Foundation has awarded $360,000 in college scholarships to 70 exceptional young men and women.

The application period for the 2024-25 Scholarship Program has ended. Please check back in the spring for details about our 2025-26 program.

Who is Eligible

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements*:

  • The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Foreign Language Linguistics major.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania or Virginia.
  • Must be attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university full-time for the current academic year.
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Applicant is not a previous TowerCares scholarship winner.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2024-25 Scholarship Program begins April 1, 2024 and ends May 15, 2024. Only online applications will be accepted.

Click here to register and apply.  Scholarship FAQs.

Scholarship entries are evaluated by an independent selection committee and recipients are selected based on consideration of the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives

Additional consideration is given to children/dependents of active duty military and Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, including Reserve and Guard units.

The scholarship must be used for tuition and tuition-related expenses at accredited, two- or four-year colleges/universities. Award checks will be made payable to the college or university.

*TowerCares Foundation and Tower Federal Credit Union employees, board members, committee members, and their immediate family members are also ineligible. Selection of recipients is made by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.; in no instance does any officer or employee of Towercares Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


I continue to be amazed by our scholarship winners and how much they have all achieved at such a young age. We know how expensive college can be, and the TowerCares Foundation is pleased to relieve some of the financial burden of the cost of higher education for these exceptional students and their families.”

~ Richard Stafford, President, TowerCares Foundation