TowerCares Foundation Awards $50K in College Scholarships
Ten college-bound students, eight of whom are Maryland residents, each received a $5,000 scholarship from the TowerCares Foundation.
[Laurel, Md.] – When Brooke Nixon of Finksburg, Md., found out that she was one of the winners in the 2021-22 TowerCares Foundation College Scholarship Program, she was elated and thankful. “Thank you does not begin to cover my gratitude for this scholarship,” she said.
Ms. Nixon will be a senior at Christopher Newport University this fall and is studying Information Science and Psychology. “This award means so much to me; it is motivation to keep working towards my educational goals, and gives me the financial feasibility to pursue my aspiration of earning a Master’s Degree post-graduation. Thank you TowerCares Foundation for believing in and supporting the next generation. I will continue to show my gratitude by giving nothing less than my full effort and attention to my studies and having a positive impact on the world around me. My family and I are so grateful.”
The TowerCares Foundation is proud to announce Ms. Nixon and the other nine winners of its 2021-22 College Scholarship Program. This year, the Foundation increased the number of scholarships awarded from five to ten $5,000 scholarships. Since 2018, TowerCares has awarded $125,000 in college scholarships to 25 students pursuing careers in STEM-related fields.
2021-22 TowerCares Foundation College Scholarship Program winners:
Amanda Betts, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, studying Sports Medicine/Management/Technology.
Alexandra Cucchiaro, a freshman at the University of Rochester in New York, planning to study Psychology.
Zachary Garrigus, a junior at Stevenson University in Maryland, studying Film Arts.
Cameron Gilmore, a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, planning to study Biology.
Jillian Lewis, a freshman at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, planning to study Engineering.
Brooke Nixon, a senior at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, studying Information Science and Psychology.
Patience Parrott, a freshman at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, planning to study Strategic Intelligence and Journalism.
Jonathan Raffa, a freshman at the University of Miami in Florida, planning to study Medicine.
Ashley Unkenholz, a freshman at the University of Maryland, planning to study Biology.
Daniel Walker, a sophomore at Auburn University in Alabama, studying Aerospace Aeronautical.
The scholarship winners were selected from an impressive pool of over 200 applicants by an independent judging organization. Judging was based on academic record/achievements, awards/honors received; community involvement, including volunteerism and extracurricular activities; and the content of two required essay responses.
“I am so impressed by all of our scholarship winners and how much they have all achieved at such a young age,” said Richard Stafford, President of the TowerCares Foundation. “College can be very expensive for students and their families, and we are pleased to relieve some of the financial burden of the cost of higher education for these exceptional students.”
The TowerCares Foundation College Scholarship Program is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university full-time. To learn more, visit our scholarship page.