Impact Stories

Scholarships

July 14, 2021
Higher education costs and student loan debt continues to climb as a new crop of students prepare to head off to college this upcoming fall semester. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, a leader in philanthropy in the region announced today that it has awarded more than $332,500 in college scholarships to 122 recent high school graduates and current college students to support their higher education goals in the upcoming academic school year. This year’s recipients, who were recognized for academic achievement, character, financial need, and for demonstrating good citizenship at school, at home, and in the community.

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June 17, 2021

A college education gets more expensive every year. Tuitions have skyrocketed in the past decade forcing students to take on more borrowing debt to finance their higher education dreams. Here at Community Foundation one of the many scholarships available to help offset the rising cost of college is the Northern Virginia First Responders Scholarship Fund.

The fund benefits first responders and dependents of active first responders in the Northern Virginia area. Scholarship recipients receive up to $20,000 in funds spread over four years. The fund was established by Aaron Kinworthy. We asked Aaron to share some thoughts on why it’s important to create higher learning opportunities through this scholarship.

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January 19, 2021

If you’re a high school senior or current college student looking for funds to help cover the cost of college, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students in Northern Virginia.

Community Foundation manages twelve scholarships and administers the funds for 18 other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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July 30, 2020
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced today that it has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to more than one hundred area students 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.

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February 6, 2020

College Funds for Northern Virginia High School and College Students

(Oakton, VA) - The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has opened its scholarship applications for the 2020 – 2021 school year. The scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia, and current college students.

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July 23, 2019
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.

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July 23, 2019
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.

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July 12, 2018

Supports 93 Students in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 93 students, totaling $296,008 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.

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July 11, 2017

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.

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July 1, 2016
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia was pleased to award $249,625 in scholarships to 80 students in June 2016. Congratulations to all the scholarship award winners!

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January 11, 2016
michellMichell Merhige, in honor of whom Marcy Mager established her scholarship.Marcy Mager is a donor advisor at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. The Michell Merhige Scholarship Fund provides an award of up to $1,500 to a graduating senior attending a Fairfax County public school and honors the memory of her daughter - a young woman who overcame great obstacles in her life and went on to graduate from college, establish a successful career and give back to her community in numerous ways.

We asked her about why she chose to open a fund with us here at the Community Foundation.

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July 1, 2015
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia was pleased to award $234,600 in scholarships to 79 students in June 2015. Congratulations to all the scholarship award winners!

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September 11, 2014
Bernice Murray, previous recipient of the Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, has been inspired to give back to her community. She shared her story with the Foundation.

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July 1, 2014
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia was pleased to award $208,200 in scholarships to 79 students in June 2014. Congratulations to all the scholarship award winners!

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June 12, 2013
Four outstanding students in Northern Virginia have been awarded an Elizabeth Koury or Rose Koury Scholarship, both of which are administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. These scholarships each award up to $5,000 a year for four years. The Elizabeth Koury Scholarship was created to support graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia who plan to pursue a career in medicine while the Rose Koury Scholarship was created to support graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia who plan to pursue a career in elementary or early childhood education.

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