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Class of 2021 Receives $525K from the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria

An Alexandria student is surprised with a big scholarship check from The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.(Zebra file photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-During a recent virtual ceremony, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) awarded 183 graduates from the class of 2021 with $525,000 in scholarships. This is the largest amount for first-year scholarships in the nonprofit’s 35-year history.

The SFA program provides assistance to students who are in financial need. It also ensures that they can achieve a four-year degree.

“I am so grateful and so honored to have been awarded a scholarship and I’m so proud of each and every one
of you for being awarded one as well,” said Karam Burjas, TC senior class president and 2021 SFA Scholarship
said to fellow recipients.. “I also want to give a big thank you to all of the donors and people who supported the Scholarship
Fund of Alexandria this past year; without your gracious support none of this would’ve been possible.”

This group of students who have benefited from the SFA are headed to colleges across the country, including Virginia Tech, William and Mary, and Duke University.

“We are so very proud of the next generation of nurses, doctors, business leaders, computer scientists,
biologists, and professors who are heading off to college this fall thanks to the generosity of this community,”
said Beth Lovain, SFA Executive Director. “What I want to convey most is that in a year wrought with
challenges, our class of 2021 SFA Scholars have not only endured, but they have triumphed.”

Later this summer, the SFA will award an additional $550,000 in renewal scholarships to help past scholarship recipients from the Titan Classes of 2018-2020 during their sophomore, junior and senior years of college.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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