Founded by parents A. Patrick and Sharon L. Linton for full-time students residing in Frederick County majoring in finance or economics.
Frederick native, Alan Linton had a gift for analyzing numbers. Mr. Linton pursued a career on Wall Street as an associate director of a financial firm. Although he lived in New York, he traveled back to Frederick on most Sundays to teach adult classes at the Frederick Church of the Brethren. He was a man committed to philanthropy and once told his parents that if people who accumulated great wealth didn’t give it away, they were failures. Unfortunately, the September 11, 2001 tragedy claimed Mr. Linton’s life. In his memory, his parents, Pat and Sharon Linton, established The Alan Linton, Jr. Scholarship Fund. The Fund awards scholarships to Frederick County residents who are studying at an accredited college or university with intentions of pursuing a career in finance or economics.