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$460,000 to 170 Students in Alexandria
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$460,000 to 170 Students in Alexandria

TC seniors awarded record scholarships.

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.

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. ACPS Photo

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Beth Lovain, left, executive director of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, is with Sirawit Srakaew at the June 5 SFA awards presentation ceremony at T.C. Williams High School. Sirawit is the recipient of the Lou Cook Scholarship.

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Tinsae Alem, recipient of The Gazette Packet Corporate Partnership Scholarship, plans to attend Longwood College to study chemistry.

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T.C. Williams senior Reese Hardman, right, is with former School Board member Marc Williams and his wife Nancy at the June 5 Scholarship Fund of Alexandria awards ceremony. Reese is the recipient of the Kenneth A. Barnett Girls Athletic Scholarship and plans to attend York College to study nursing.

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Yaw Opoku-Boakye, general manager of Southern Towers in Alexandria, a 2002 Scholarship Fund recipient, T.C. Williams graduate, and a 2012 "SFA Portrait of Success" presents The Southern Towers Scholarship to T.C. Williams senior Mariesha Koroma, who will attend Old Dominion University in the fall.

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.

See www.alexscholarshipfund.org