Education Partnership

2020 Scholarships Awarded

Nine scholarships were awarded to local high school students by Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce to recognize outstanding achievement of 2020 graduating seniors planning to continue their study in a business-related field.

The 2020 Distinguished Business Scholarship recipients are Michelle Basoah, Mount Vernon High School; Louise Byrne, Mount Vernon High School; Sophia Carr, Thomas A. Edison High School; Luke Dietrich, South County High School; Elijah Xavier Hernandez, West Potomac High School; Anne Hood, Mount Vernon High School; Benjamin Morin, South County High School; Amelie Murphy, Hayfield Secondary School; Ashley Pearson, Hayfield Secondary School.

Businesses that provided complete scholarships are Covanta Fairfax Inc., Clearpath Solutions Group, and Ourisman Automotive.

The Chamber has awarded scholarships for more than 20 years and these scholarships totaling $18,000 brings the Chamber’s cumulative scholarship giving to more than $240,000.

Clearpath 2020


Michelle Basoah

Mount Vernon High School

Covanta 2020


Luke Dietrich

South County High School

Covanta 2020

Benjamin Morin

South County High School

Ourisman 2020

Louise Marie Byrne

Mount Vernon High School

Business 2020

Sophia Carr

Thomas A. Edison High School

Business 2020

Elijah Xavier Hernandez

West Potomac High School

Business 2020

Anne Hood

Mount Vernon High School

Business 2020

Amelie Murphy

Hayfield Secondary School

Business 2020

Ashley Pearson

Hayfield Secondary School

2020 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 2019


Claudia Klinck

Bishop Ireton High School

Covanta 2019

Tara Vasanth and Hana Chong

South County High School

Clearpath 2019

Sean Murphy

West Potomac High School

Ourisman Automotive 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

Service

Master 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

Alison Ross Tompkins, The Fairfax Retirement Community