SPARK, the education foundation, awards more than 30 scholarships to 2021 seniors
Posted on 06/02/2021
SPARK

SPARK, the education foundation for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), has awarded scholarships to 47 graduating high school seniors. While SPARK manages over 20 scholarship funds, the Foundation manages the following scholarships:
The Dr. Edward L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship supports three graduating high school seniors who intend to become teachers. Dr. Kelly served as Superintendent of PWCS for 18 years. The recipients are:

  • Zachary Salter – Patriot High School

  • Caroline Silvera – C.D. Hylton High School

  • Amiya Williams – Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

The Micron and Lockheed Martin Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Scholarships award five or more graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue professional certification or careers in STEM fields. The recipients are: 
Micron STEM

  • Benjamin Kim – Unity Reed High School

  • Meagan Lim – Patriot High School

  • Logan Shreve – Woodbridge High School

Lockheed Martin STEM

  • Alex Pixton – Woodbridge High School

  • Andrea Rhee – Osbourn Park High School

The Chick-fil-A Prince William County Scholarship awards a $4,000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior. The recipient is:

  • Merom Author – Battlefield High School

The Yorkshire Elementary School (YES) scholarship awards $5,000 to one graduating high school senior who attended Yorkshire Elementary for at least one year. This year’s recipient is:

  • Tamra Green – Unity Reed High School

The Lillian M. Orlich Scholarship honors one male and one female senior who attend Osbourn Park High School and demonstrate leadership, hard work and perseverance, integrity, compassion, and sincere desire to serve others, especially the youth of our society. The recipients are:

  • Ashish Pothireddy

  • Seemeen Hanan

The Red Lawson Scholarship Program provides scholarships to graduates of PWCS who completed a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) sequence of courses and plan to pursue a professional certification, an Associate in Science degree, or Associate in Applied Science degree, or pursue a CTE plan of study at a post-secondary institute. The recipients are:

  • Aidan Benek – Battlefield High School

  • Kimiya Farzinfar – Woodbridge High School

  • Alexandra Huszcza – Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

  • Ryan Kim – Battlefield High School

  • Jacqueline Mitchell – C.D. Hylton High School

  • Zachary Salter – Patriot High School

The Nursing Scholarship offered through the CTE program is awarded to one graduate of PWCS who participated in the Licensed Practical Nursing program and is continuing a plan of study in nursing. This year’s recipient is:

  • Cierra Davis – Osbourn Park High School

New this year, the CTE Scholarship for Students Attending Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), awards one graduate of PWCS who completed a VDOE approved CTE sequence of courses and plans to pursue a CTE plan of study at NVCCThe scholarship award is from the Lake Ridge Rotary. This year’s recipient is:

  • Kimiya Farzinfar – Woodbridge High School