crittenton services scholarship

Sarah P. McBride and Paul E. Kovar Scholarship

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington is pleased to offer the Sarah P. McBride and Paul E. Kovar Scholarship fund to eligible Crittenton girls looking to continue their education at Montgomery College. 

How to Apply

Any current or past Crittenton girl that is registered to attend Montgomery College, either as an existing student or an incoming student, is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applying for the scholarship will only take a few moments of your time.

To apply, click on this link that will take you to the Montgomery College scholarship application. Look for the McBride/Kovar scholarship and click on the link to complete the application. 

If you need assistance in completing the application, please contact Paty Lopez at Montgomery College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (240) 567-7552.

Scholarship Winners

If you a current scholarship winner, please click here to accept your award.

About the Donors

The Sarah P. McBride and Paul E. Kovar Scholarship fund is made available by the generous donation of a Crittenton Board Member, Peter Kovar and his wife, Paula Kowalczuk, and is named in honor of their children.

Peter and Paula

Mr. Kovar and Ms. Kowalczuk are parents to children who graduated from Montgomery County Public Schools. Their daughter, Sarah, also attended Montgomery College. Mr. Kovar and Ms. Kowalczuk are strong supporters of public school education and believe that every student should have the opportunity to attend college regardless of their circumstances.

As a current board member of Crittenton Services, Mr. Kovar has experienced first-hand the benefit that the Crittenton programs have on helping young women succeed. As Ms. Kowalczuk explained, “Peter and I established this scholarship fund as a way to combine our admiration of public education with our strong support and belief in Crittenton’s programs. People who attend community colleges go on to do amazing things with their lives. We hope that by establishing this scholarship and naming Crittenton girls as the first recipient of the funds, they too can do amazing things with their lives. If we can play, even a small part, in establishing a foundation to help these girls succeed in life, then we have achieved our goal”.