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Riderwood Awards 78 Collegiate Scholarships to Employees

April 18, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- This fall local students working at Riderwood, an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, will head to college and for some, continue on with their college/trade school education. Thanks to the over 2500 people who live at Riderwood, 78 employees at Riderwood will receive the Riderwood Student Scholarship.

"This year more than $228,000 was raised for the students mainly by resident contributions," said Fiona Divecha, resident life manager, Riderwood. "The students become eligible for the Riderwood Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here over a consecutive 2-year period. The students and the residents build strong bonds of friendship. They enjoy their conversations, daily interactions and learning from each other. The scholarship program is a wonderful benefit for students working at Riderwood."

The students were honored at a Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Riderwood. The students and their families enjoyed hearing a speech from one of the students along with a Bangladeshi dance performance by another student.

For more information about career opportunities at Riderwood, please visit  Visitors can register for email alerts about job postings by field of expertise and location.

(Photo:  Chris Taydus)

About Riderwood, Riderwood, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The community is located in Montgomery County and is home to more than 2,500 residents. Additional information about Riderwood can be found at