The TowerCares Foundation offers an annual college scholarship program for STEM and Foreign Language Linguistics majors.

TowerCares is proud to invest in the next generation of STEM leaders throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The scholarship program provides opportunity for all students who want to change and improve the world, with special consideration given to children of active duty military and Veterans.

This year, we expanded the program and provided 30 $5,000 scholarships! More than half of this year’s winners have affiliation with the DoD or military. Since 2018, the TowerCares Foundation has awarded $360,000 in college scholarships.

Here are the 2023-24 scholarship program winners:

Jakob Behrendt, Community College of Baltimore County
Emilia Bernal, Lehigh University
Arisa Chue, Stanford University
Hailie Clarke, University of Pittsburgh
McKenzie Cleveland, Hampton University
Nathan Danko, University of Maryland
Marc DiGregorio, James Madison University
Mae Greeves, University of Michigan
Adah Harding, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Samuel Heintz, University of Maryland
Daniel Horvath, George Mason University
Rachel Jones, University of Mount Olive
Sophia Jones, University of Maryland
Rekha Leonard, University of Michigan
Briella Lucademo, Emory University
Siri Nikku, George Mason University
Sena Ocloo, Washington University, St. Louis
Samantha Otazo, University of Maryland
Colby Popielec, University of Virginia
Isha Rajani, University of Maryland
Jackson Richmond, Kutztown University of Pennysylvania
Abrielle Robare, University of Virginia
Emily Rosenberg, Virginia Tech
Isabella Shanley, Stevens Institute of Technology
Monet Shum, Duke University
Peyton Sims, Mount St. Mary’s University
Sahana Sreeram, Duke University
Ryan Supplee, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Gabriella Tesheira, University of Maryland
Annmarie Weaver, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Who is Eligible

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements*:

  • The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Foreign Language Linguistics major.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania or Virginia.
  • Must be attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university full-time for the current academic year.
  • Applicant is not a previous TowerCares scholarship winner.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2023-24 Scholarship Program has ended. Please check back in April for information on next year’s program.

Click here to register and apply.

Scholarship entries are evaluated by an independent selection committee and recipients are selected based on consideration of the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives

Additional consideration is given to children/dependents of active duty military and Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, including Reserve and Guard units.

The scholarship must be used for tuition and tuition-related expenses at accredited, two- or four-year colleges/universities. Award checks will be made payable to the college or university.

Scholarship FAQs.

*TowerCares Foundation and Tower Federal Credit Union employees, board members, committee members, and their immediate family members are also ineligible. Selection of recipients is made by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


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

~ Richard Stafford, President, TowerCares Foundation