Students Honored at Event

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 89 students, totaling $304,700, to support their continuing higher education beginning in the fall. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

2017 Scholarship RecipientsThe following scholarships are managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. A volunteer grants panel determines the recipients of each scholarship:



Ashworth Grogan Scholarship (Medicine)
Angela Boakye- Danqua
Maeov Saadee
Sheza Shaikh

Ashworth Grogan Scholarship (Education)
Jordan Perlish
Brenda Quintanilla
Pierina Rossini

Charles Homer Barton Memorial Scholarship
Eric Allen
Jessica Cummings
Sean Hardy
Ashley Kinkead 
William Tucker

Booz Allen Hamilton Vision Scholarship
Anna Ayre*
Shivam Bhatt*
Lauren Bishop
Robin Brown*
Michelle Chen*
Joyce Duan*
Conrad Gehrki*
Angelica Griggs-Demmin*
Jahnavi Muralidharan*
Hudson Pearce*
Megan Rossano
Tonima Saleh*
Divya Shan
Aurko Shaw*
Shreya Shaw
Sarah Strong*
Kevin Zhang*
Lucy Zheng

Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship
Carter Forinash
Tyler LaPointe
Geovanny Morales

Leslie V. Forte Scholarship
Tina Jefferies

Louise Lightner Jamison Scholarship
Megan Meade
Kelly Tinney

Elizabeth Koury Scholarship
Madihah Alam*
Emnet Atlabachew*
Suferah Khan
James Ma 
Inveer Nijjar*
Kayla Stannard*

Rose Koury Scholarship
Anna Adere*
Samantha Callejas*
Janine Lorenzo*
Eric Nelson*
Pateley Nichols
Monica Tobaldo
Allison Winkeler*

William “Bill” Purdy STEM Scholarship
Sitara Weerasuriya

Vance International, Inc.  Scholarship
Sean Lohr
Yadel Schnabel 

The following scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  These application processes are managed outside the organization:

Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship
Juliann Maroyka

John Borden Memorial Scholarship
Anny Arroyo-Pena

Anna M. Davison Scholarship
Jasmine Himmelberg

Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship
Jared Dobro

William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship
Karen Aldana Batres
Gurinder Singh
Shernay Sawuthaji

John Franklin Hiller Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Woods

Woodell “Woody” Marshall  Memorial Scholarship
Alex Townsend

Michell Merhige Scholarship
Yusra Mohammed

Yuthud Oberdick Scholarship
Alana DeVoe
Kennedy Jenkins

Wilens-Chu Memorial Scholarship
Danielle Barr
Matthew Degutis
Jack Dunne
Jenna Kaufman
Ashley Mietlicki
Natalie Pritz

Reston Scholarship Fund
Sofia Abdala*
Tasmia Dia
Daniel Ennis
Omer Gorashi
Amna Kayani
Dounia Lazreq
Ana Martinez*
Emmeline Mejia
Joell Nkwantchoa Toundji
Razan Salih
Rabiya Sharieff
Aditya Sorot
Qianyi Yang

Reema J. Samaha Scholarship (Westfield High School)
Allison Bush
Kaley Haller
Lauren Kohout

Reema J. Samaha  Scholarship (Herndon High School)
Ximmena Nicolle
Alvarez Salinas
Ahmad Amin
Jordan Perlish

Alex Thomas Effort Award Scholarship
Katie Rooney

*Previous scholarship award winners with renewed support in 2017.

Scholarship recipients were honored at an event on July 10, 2017 and photos from the event may be viewed at https://goo.gl/photos/tTVgELavhGUE4mjE9.

For more information about scholarships at the Community Foundation, contact Krysta Pearce, Manager of Grants and Scholarships at krysta.pearce@cfnvoa.org  or visit http://www.cfnova.org/scholarships.