The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, awarded 56 Howard County students with 61 scholarships totaling $68,110. The awards come after a thorough review of applications and scholarship committee recommendations.

“These scholarships are another example of the many donors in our caring community and the value they place on education,” said Dee Athey, director of grants and community engagement for the Community Foundation of Howard County. “In an extraordinary time, this tradition of giving is especially meaningful, given the challenges and the sacrifices so many of the graduating seniors will make this year. Although they may not have a graduation ceremony, they can know the community continues to support and reward their hard work.”

The Community Foundation awarded 25 high school seniors with 30 scholarships totaling $60,500 dedicated to postsecondary study. Another 31 middle school students received $7,610 in Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships, which help minority males attend extracurricular camps and programs.

The high school scholarship recipients are:

  • Chelsea Baker of River Hill High School, who received the Amanda Post “AmandaWins” River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarship
  • Megan Clifford of Howard High School, who received the Christina and Lawrence Tarbell III Scholarship
  • Julianna Dibert of Glenelg Country School, who received the Christina and Lawrence Tarbell III Scholarship
  • Ethan Fan of Atholton High School, who received the John C. Clegg Scholarship and Robert J. Gaw Memorial Scholarship
  • Abigail Freeman of Homewood Center, who received the Mary Ann Levant Memorial Scholarship
  • Arielle Frey of Reservoir High School, who received the Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship
  • Madison Garrigus of Atholton High School, who received the Tropf Family Scholarship
  • Liza Goldberg of Atholton High School, who received the Tropf Family Scholarship
  • Makenna Hammill of Atholton High School, who received the Allan Homes Outstanding Student Volunteer Scholarship and Schnorf Family Special Olympics Volunteer Scholarship
  • Naomi Han of Marriotts Ridge High School, who received the Jon Grove Memorial Scholarship and Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship
  • Eunice Ju of Marriotts Ridge High School, who received the Mary Ann Levant Memorial Scholarship
  • Min Kim of Marriotts Ridge High School, who received the Greg Speelman Scholarship
  • Alex Kohn of Oakland Mills High School, who received the Bob Kittleman Scholarship
  • Jordan Kreh of Hammond High School, who received the Mike Chang Sunshine Scholarship
  • Adrienne Lesho of River Hill High School, who received the Allan Homes Outstanding Student Volunteer Scholarship
  • Ellen Li of Mt. Hebron High School, who received the Wilbon H. and Mary J. Pulliam Scholarship
  • Lynzee Louden of Mt. Hebron High School, who received the Aaron Worley Scholarship
  • Kiana Macharia of Oakland Mills High School, who received the Tropf Family Scholarship
  • Julia Noppenberger of Mt. Hebron High School, who received the Amanda Post “AmandaWins” SAC/HC Student-Athlete Scholarship and Kit Sfekas Memorial Scholarship
  • Shea O’Connor of Howard High School, who received the Karen and Howard Carolan Scholarship and Schnorf Family Special Olympics Volunteer Scholarship
  • Katelin Perrigan of Long Reach High School, who received the Mary-Kathryn Abernathy Memorial Scholarship
  • Alexa Porter of Oakland Mills High School, who received the Tropf Family Scholarship
  • Matthew Sturtevant of Glenelg High School, who received the Freeman K. Hill Teen Scholarship
  • Anna Whitaker of Howard High School, who received the Phyllis Utterback Scholarship
  • Harrison Young of Glenelg High School, who received the Vision Financial Group Scholarship

For scholarship descriptions and personal highlights of each recipient, visit the Community Foundation of Howard County website.

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