Oakton, VA – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently awarded scholarships to 110 area students, totaling $304,040 to support their higher education goals beginning this fall. This year’s awards went to students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate degrees in areas like STEM, medicine, health, and education, as well as students planning to attend Northern Virginia Community College.
Scholarships recipients were recognized for academic achievement, financial need, and for demonstrating good citizenship at school, at home and in the community
“We are thrilled to be able to help the students in our region as they pursue their academic dreams,” said Cheryl Janey, Board Member, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
The Community Foundation manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students.
“These scholarships represent Northern Virginia’s caring culture of giving back and paying it forward by investing in the next generation,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
The following scholarships are managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. A volunteer grants panel determines the recipients of each scholarship:
Charles Homer Barton Memorial Scholarship
Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship
Mariel Andrea Dayan
Leslie V. Forte Scholarship
Ashworth Grogan Scholarship
Booz Allen Hamilton Vision Scholarship
Vance International, Inc. Scholarship
Louise Lightner Jamison Scholarship
Elizabeth Koury Scholarship
Rose Koury Scholarship
The following scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. A volunteer grants panel determines the recipients of each scholarship:
Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship
Celebrate Cherie Scholarship
Anna M. Davison Scholarship
Kathryn Louise Davison Scholarship
William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship
John Franklin Hiller Memorial Scholarship
Woodell “Woody” Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Michell Merhige Scholarship
Maria Ribera Sites
Yuthud Oberdick Scholarship
William “Bill” Purdy Scholarship
Reston Scholarship Fund
Arnoldo Alejandro Alvalos Alvarenga
Alberto Luis Garate Zevallos*
Joelle Nkwantchoa Toundji*
Hamdi Feisal Sharif*
Reema J. Samaha Memorial Scholarship
Robert Spencer Smith Memorial Scholarship
Alex Thomas Effort Award
Wilens-Chu Memorial Scholarship
*Previous Scholarship Award Winners with Renewed Support in 2019
About the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia: The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia grows philanthropy to respond to critical need, seed innovation and lead and convene the community. Comprised of donor advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation connects donors to community and promotes a more equitable and inclusive prosperity that marries our economic strength with the full breadth of our diverse community.
In 2018, the Community Foundation awarded more than $7.1 million in grants and scholarships and reported $70 million in managed philanthropic assets. For more information please visit us at www.cfnova.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CommunityFoundationforNOVA/ and on Twitter @CFNova.
Community Foundation Awards $304,040 to high school, college students for 2019
July 23, 2019