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Memorial Scholarships

The J.O.S.H. Foundation was initially founded in memory of Joshua Samuel Hughes who died tragically at the age of 21. However, as Cindy Hughes began the foundation, she realized that there are so many children of all ages who have passed away due to any number of circumstances. Loss affects the entire family in ways that cannot even be imagined.


The J.O.S.H. Foundation believes the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one can have a devastating affect on ones life and can forever alter the person you are. Grief makes it more difficult to achieve your goals of furthering your education, through emotional, physical and financial hardships.


The J.O.S.H. Foundation would like to assist you in reaching your goals by offering two scholarships in the amount of $500.00, to a graduating high school senior who wishes to further educational pursuits at a college, university, business, or vocational training facility in 2013.


Past Scholarship Awards

These high school seniors received scholarships of $500 or $1,000:







Jenifer Fink

Carly Sachs

Jessica Vossler

Kaci Miller

Lindsey Bishop

Emily Davis


How to Apply

We welcome applications from students who:


Are a graduating high school senior in a public school in Carroll County, Maryland who wishes to attend a college, university, business or vocational training facility, 


Have suffered the loss of an immediate family member (parent, step-parent, sibling) or someone very close,


Have at least a 2.5 grade point average.


To apply, submit a written essay explaining who in your family passed away and how the loss has impacted your life and affected your future. Complete and sign an application form and submit your form and essay by April 30 for consideration for the fall semester of college for that year.

Send your completed application via email or mail it to:

Cynthia A. Hughes
The J.O.S.H. Foundation
612 Falmouth Court
Sykesville, MD 21784
[email protected]