Starting today (Feb. 15), South Lakes High School students can apply to the Reston Scholarship Fund of the Community College of Northern Virginia.
Liz Blankespoor, a Restonian and co-founder of the scholarship fund, told Reston Now in an email that the scholarship is currently supporting 22 graduates of South Lakes High School who are working on their post-secondary degrees.
The scholarship awards 10 scholarships each year to seniors planning to attend the community college before transferring to a four-year college.
South Lakes High School senior graduating in June must:
- be attending the Northern Virginia Community College in this fall
- have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
- demonstrate financial need
The scholarships vary amounts, with a possible award of up to $16,000. They are spread over the course of six years and are renewable for students who maintain a GPA at or above 2.75 and continue to demonstrate financial need, Blankespoor wrote.
Submissions are due by May 1.