Education Partnership

2020 Scholarship Application Open

Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that scholarships are now available for 2020 graduating high school seniors pursuing further education in business. At least $12,000 in scholarships will be awarded. In 2019 the Chamber awarded $19,000 in scholarships. These scholarships are made available through the generous contributions of the business community in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts to develop and support future business and community leaders.

2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nine scholarships were awarded to local graduating high school at reception Wednesday, May 22, hosted by The Fairfax Retirement Community.

Photos by Steven Halpherson, Tisara Photography

The 2019 Distinguished Business Scholarship recipients are Grant Holder, South County High School; Kate Lachman, Lee High School; Connor Breen, Gonzaga College High School; Kathleen Nguyen, Mount Vernon High School; Divya Sethi, South County High School.

This continues the Chamber’s annual tradition of giving scholarship to students planning to study business. The Chamber has awarded scholarship for 20 years and the 2019 scholarships totaling $19,000 brings the Chamber’s cumulative scholarship giving to more than $219,000.

Clearpath Solutions Group 2019


Sean Murphy, West Potomac High School

Covanta 2019

Tara Vasanth, Hayfield High School, and Hana Chong, South County High School

Ourisman 2019

Claudia Klinck, Bishop Ireton High School

2019 Scholarship Benefactors

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

 

Hilltop Sand and Gravel Company Inc.
Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus Club Inc.

CUM LAUDE


Other

Dr. Douthard R. Butler
Rachel Carter, Coldwell Banker

Michael Gailliot, Realtor, Century 21
James Glenn
Stewart McKnight
Nina Tisara, Mosaic Artist

Past Scholarship Recipients

Ourisman 2018


Emily Boehm, Mount Vernon High School

PenFed Scholar 2017

Stephen Campbell, Thomas Jefferson High School

Chaney Enterprises 2017

Evan Sparks, South County High School

PenFed Scholar 2016

Joseph Hammer, West Potomac High School

ServiceMaster Restore NCR 2015

Mohamed Ali, Mount Vernon High School

Our Mission

A strong commitment to education has led Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce to provide scholarships for local graduating high school students pursuing further education in business.

Since 1998, the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce has provided scholarships worth more than $200,000 to local high school students. In 2018, eight scholarships with a total value of $16,000 were awarded.

You are invited to be part of this effort to prepare future business and community leaders by contributing to the Chamber’s scholarship fund.

A “Summa Cum Laude” $2,000 investment provides these benefits:

  • A scholarship named after your business awarded to a local high school senior.
  • A listing on the Chamber’s Education Honor Roll published in local newspapers and on Chamber social media.
  • Your business logo with hotlink to your website on the Education Partnership website.
  • Reserved admissions and recognition at Scholarship Awards.

A “Magna Cum Laude” $1,000 investment provides these benefits:

  • A listing on the Chamber’s Education Honor Roll published in local newspapers and on Chamber social media.
  • Your business logo with hotlink to your website on the Education Partnership webpage.
  • Reserved admissions and recognition at Scholarship Awards.

A “Cum Laude” $500 investment provides these benefits:

  • A listing on the Chamber’s Education Honor Roll published in local newspapers and on Chamber social media.
  • Your business logo with hotlink to your website on the Education Partnership webpage.
  • Reserved admissions and recognition at Scholarship Awards.

Education Partnership Board of Directors

Chairman Sonja Caison, The Cleaning Authority

Michael Bennett, Ourisman

Don Cammarata, Covanta Fairfax Inc.

Travis Clarke, Burke & Herbert Bank

Holly Dougherty, Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce

Stanley Koussis, Andrews FCU

George Ksenics, Andrews FCU

Mark Murray, Fort Belvoir Swim Team

Anthony Terrell, Mount Vernon High School

Alison Ross Tompkins, The Fairfax Retirement Community