Our Support2024-04-16T12:16:17+00:00

Our Support for MSD Students


To apply for funds, please complete this form and email it to info@msd-foundation.org. The Foundation has three rolling deadlines during each academic year: November 1, February 1, and May 1. Requests submitted between May 1 and June 30 will be considered only based on fund availability. Applications received after June 30 will be reviewed the following November.

Applicants will be notified approximately two weeks after each deadline; please do not contact the Foundation to request a status update.

If you are an MSD employee or contractor, please check with your department principal before contacting us.

MSD Foundation supports the students of the Maryland School for the Deaf through the provision of scholarships and awards, leadership initiatives, enhanced computer technologies and equipment.  This support is made possible by general donations, memorial donations and by donations received in our Annual Giving Campaign.

Scholarships and Awards

During the 2018-2019 academic year, MSDF assisted more than 50 students to attend leadership, sports and special interest camps beyond the school curriculum. In addition, the Foundation enabled an MSD Senior to travel to China with the International Orioles,  provided support to the MSD Academic Bowl Team, facilitated the involvement of 11 pre-K students in a local theater production and presented end of year merit awards and scholarships to 14 deserving students.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the 2019-2020 academic year, MSDF was still able to assist more than 45 students directly and more than 200 hundred indirectly through purchases for the school, such as new technology for the math department and assisting on a purchase of a new scoreboard.

MSD Foundation will accept student and staff scholarship requests from September 1 through June 1 annually. The program is open to all current MSD students, regardless of age or financial status. Non-financial need requests will generally be held over until June 1 and will then be considered in the order received.


Equipment Donations

MSD Foundation has made the following recent, major donations of equipment to the Maryland School for the Deaf:

  • 2021 — MSD logo masks for all students at both campuses for a safe return to school

  • 2020 — High School Chromebooks to ensure students had adequate technology for remote learning

  • 2019-2020 – Special math calculators to assist students in standardized testing situations

  • 2018 Elementary School iPads – provision of 40 tablet devices for in-classroom use by elementary students, Frederick and Columbia campuses

  • 2018 MSD Health Centre – donation of vision screening equipment

  • 2018 – donation of Rev2Go magnification device for vision impaired students Columbia Campus

Grant Funding

MSD Foundation is indebted to the following grantors for additional equipment donations provided to the Maryland School for the Deaf

  • 2016 Capital Bank provision of 3D printer, Career, Technology & Education Department, Frederick campus
  • 2017 Safeway Foundation provision of Rev2Go magnification device for use by sight impaired students Frederick campus
  • 2018 Safeway Foundation provision of four sensory carts for use by MSD students affected by autism

To reach the Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation, please click to visit the Contact page.