TowerCares Awards $25K in Scholarships to Maryland Students

Five college-bound students, including one attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, each received $5,000 from the Foundation.

[Laurel, Md.] Madison Garrigus of Laurel, Md. is entering her freshman year at the United States Coast Guard Academy with an extra $5,000 in her pocket, thanks to the TowerCares Foundation. Ms. Garrigus is one of five winners of the Foundation’s 2020 College Scholarship Program, now in its third year.

Five Maryland students each won a one-time scholarship award of $5,000 from TowerCares. The winners were selected from an impressive pool of over 300 applicants by an independent judging organization. Judging was based upon accomplishments in the areas of academics, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.

The focus of the judges was students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), or in keeping with TowerCares’ mission of supporting the families of those who protect our freedom, children of parents who serve our country as civilians or members of the military.

The 2020 TowerCares Foundation Scholarship Program winners are:

Madison Garrigus of Laurel, MD, who is entering her freshman year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. Ms. Garrigus plans to study Environmental Science.
Erin Kosloski of Catonsville, MD, a junior at University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). Ms. Kosloski is studying Cognitive Science.
Andrew Stein of Woodbine, MD, a senior at Cedarville University in Ohio. Mr. Stein is studying Information Technology.
Jessica Walton of Marriottsville, MD, a senior at Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Walton is studying Bio Behavioral Health.
Natasha White, of Adamstown, MD, who is entering her freshman year at the University of Rochester in New York. Ms. White plans to major in Technical & Business Writing.


“I continue to be amazed by our scholarship winners and how much they have all achieved at such a young age,” says Richard Stafford, President of the TowerCares Foundation. “We know how expensive college can be, and we are pleased to relieve some of the financial burden of the cost of higher education for these five exceptional students and their families.”

Since 2018, TowerCares has awarded $75,000 in scholarship awards.