Founded by mother Sonja Sperlich for Frederick County residents, specifically to help individuals in becoming self-sufficient despite any disabilities or obstacles.
Winfield Scott Rodney was a 1991 high school graduate, enjoyed archery and won awards for his talent, and also held interests in science fiction, literature and television. The Renaissance period particularly interested Mr. Rodney and he enjoyed attending the annual Renaissance Festival, sometimes wishing he had been born in a different period. He continued his education at Towson University for a few years and then pursued computer-related careers. A tragic motor vehicle accident took his life in March 2001. To honor his memory and to aid others in need his mother, Sonja Sperlich, established The Winfield Scott Rodney, IV, Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient despite any disabilities and obstacles they might face.