Annual Scholars Award Ceremony
Greenspring's Hunters Crossing Conference Center
Wednesday, May 25, 2016/7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Greenspring will host family, friends, residents, staff, and local school officials for the presentation of 47 Scholars Fund scholarships and five donor endowed scholarships. In attendance will be former scholarship winner Molly Everett who returned to Greenspring last year to serve as the community's philanthropy coordinator. In this position she's helped raise a record-breaking $485,000 in awards.
"I'm coming full circle to give back to something that gave so much to me," said Molly, who worked for five years as a dining associate before graduating from the University of Mary Washington last May.
This year, Greenspring residents and staff members donated $485,000 to the Greenspring Scholars' Fund, more than any other previous year, and surpassing last year's donations by almost 50%. Since the Scholar's Fund began in 1999, generous Greenspring residents have raised $3 million dollars in support of more than 250 exemplary high school employees who demonstrate a commitment to serving the Greenspring community.
Students eligible for a Greenspring Scholar's Fund scholarship must work at least 1000 hours at the community during their junior and senior years of high school, achieve satisfactory grades, and maintain a disciplinary record free of adverse actions at their high school. Eligible students must plan on attending a college or professional school full time in the fall.
"The Scholar's Fund is so important because it demonstrates the pride we have in our young people, says community member Sally Pritchett, the chair of the Philanthropy Committee. "These students are so full of life and so kind to all of us it would be hard not to participate in the program."
In addition to the 47 Scholars Fund scholarships, five students will receive donor-designated scholarships as part of Greenspring's educational endowments. For the second consecutive year Margaret O'Meara, a Communications Studies major at Virginia Tech, will receive the Steve and Renie Guback Scholarship ($5,000), awarded annually to a student focusing on a major or minor in communications, including, but not limited to, the fields of journalism and public relations. As winner, O'Meara will be required to perform 150 hours of volunteer service at Greenspring's Channel 6 television studio.
Helen Weldemichael and Joshua Toth will each receive The Victor N. Coleman Scholarship ($2000) awarded to students attending a community college or technical school. Joshua Toth and Menahil Rauf will receive The Kathryn Coleman Scholarship ($3,000) awarded to students studying accounting.
Joining the students, their families, and the Greenspring community at the ceremony, Maribeth Luftglass, Assistant Superintendent of the Fairfax County School Board, whose father lives at Greenspring, will assist in the presentation of the awards on May 25th.
2016 Greenspring Scholarship Winners
Student Name School
Salem Ergetie Robert E. Lee High School
Marcelle Popal Robert E. Lee High School
Abdullah Abdelhalim West Springfield High School
Ananda Poudel Annandale High School
Michelle Park West Springfield High School
Gunim Elkhebri Hayfield Secondary
Lindsey Kim West Springfield High School
Daniel Zoccoli-Rodriguez Robert E. Lee High School
Kayanat Tanveer Robert E. Lee High School
Shady Fahal Hayfield Secondary
John Harvey Hayfield Secondary
Trent Silva Hayfield Secondary
Elizabeth Oliver Hayfield Secondary
Nebiy Ogbamicael Hayfield Secondary
Melissa Yeboah West Springfield High School
Sami Beshir Hayfield Secondary
Toka Morsy West Springfield High School
Tauseef Manj Robert E. Lee High School
Joshua Toth Toth Academy
Claudia Flores Romero Robert E. Lee High School
Negus Assefa Robert E. Lee High School
Hunter Fetterolf Robert E. Lee High School
Mohamed Kamoul Hayfield Secondary
Usama Abid South County High School
Troy Hoffman Hayfield Secondary
Sobia Choudhry Robert E. Lee High School
Farhaj Murshed Hayfield Secondary
Isaac Kyei-Mensah Hayfield Secondary
Nicholas Cata South County High School
Brianna Ahmad West Springfield High School
Victoria Bangura Woodbridge Senior High School
Omar Abdelhalim West Springfield High School
Abigail Vanessa Poroj Lake Braddock Secondary School
King Nsiah Hayfield Secondary
Atta Gyebi, Jr. Hayfield Secondary
Darwin Quiroz-Dorado Robert E. Lee High School
Atifa Hameed Robert E. Lee High School
Ahmed Mahmoud South County High School
Donia Hossain Marshall High School
Quan Hossain Robert E. Lee High School
Fabiola Ossio Robert E. Lee High School
Betelehem Fekadu Hayfield Secondary
Menna Kassa Hayfield Secondary
Essey Abebe Hayfield Secondary
Roba Katemtou Lake Braddock Secondary School
Ashli Hill Hayfield Secondary
Kerim Idris Annandale High School