Cindy Anderson, Alexandria School Board chair, presents scholarships to Hannah Woube (left), recipient of the Jack Esformes Scholarship and student keynote speaker Divine Tsasa Nzita (right), recipient of the Class of 1989 Scholarship. Tsasa Nzita will attend Northern Virginia Community College and Woube will attend Virginia Tech.
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria held its 2019 awards presentation ceremony June 5 at T.C. Williams High School. Since its inception, SFA has awarded more than $16.5 million with the current class of seniors earning more scholarship money than any class to date.
The Scholarship Fund’s largest 2019 scholarship, The Madelyn Anderson Memorial Scholarship, was awarded to T.C. Williams senior Amaiya Howard. The scholarship is worth $40,000 over four-years and will support Howard’s studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Scholarships were presented to 170 students during the 33rd annual Scholarship Award Ceremony. The graduating seniors received $460,000 in scholarships, the highest amount of scholarship aid in the organization’s 33-year history.
The SFA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works with the Alexandria City Public Schools and the Alexandria community to provide scholarships to ACPS students with financial need and financial hardship. Since 1986, SFA has awarded scholarships to 4,750 students.