William J. ForemanThe William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship was first awarded in 2007 to honor the memory of Will Foreman, the 18 year old beloved son of Louise and Mark Foreman who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on February 24, 2006.  Will had just graduated from high school seven days before the fatal accident. 

Will had a generous heart, a loving spirit and was drawn to helping those less fortunate than himself.  He had faced personal adversity during his high school years but successfully overcame it to graduate and begin his college studies in computer science.  This scholarship in Will's memory was founded to help other high school seniors who faced significant adversity during their high school experiences yet successfully overcame the challenges to graduate and now need financial assistance to attend college.

Scholarship amount

Up to $2,000, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

The William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Fairfax County, VA, who are unaccompanied (not living under custody of parent(s) or legal guardian(s)) and/or are homeless and demonstrate financial need.  The selection criteria is as follows: Students who have successfully overcome adversity, demonstrate academic achievement, serve as a mentor to others and display a positive attitude.  


Eligible students should contact their High School Career Center or Social Worker from the applicable Fairfax County High School or online via the Family Connection section of the Fairfax County Public Schools website (www.fcps.edu).  If you have questions after you have downloaded and read the complete application, contact Emily Emery, Fairfax County Career Connections Specialist, at ewemery@fcps.edu or call 571-421-4430. Applications are available beginning February 1st.

Donate to this scholarship fund here.