Founded by son William H. Browning, Jr. for Frederick County residents attending Frederick Community College.
Mrs. Browning graduated from Mount Airy High School and married during her senior year at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). She spent her life as a farmwife and homemaker. She was a charter member of the Kemptown and New Market Homemakers clubs, and the New Market Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active member of Kemptown United Methodist Church. She volunteered as often as she could, and even volunteered at the voting polls. Marianne and her husband, William, will be remembered as generous people. The William H. and Marianne E. Browning Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Frederick County residents who attend Frederick Community College.