Their future, our community, a meaningful investment in both


Every day, a growing number of South Lakes High School students strive to discover their talents, realize their potential, and ensure that their American dream becomes and American reality. However, many of them are economically disadvantaged and desperately desire an opportunity to continue their education. The Reston Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia aims to lend a hand to qualified South Lakes High School students and help them across the widening gap between rich and poor — fulfilled and disappointed — so they, too, can live the American dream.





Accomplished students of South Lakes High School are awarded scholarships to attend Northern Virginia Community College.




Selfless donors, who are inspired by and dedicated to the success of our youth, make contributions to keep our scholarship fully funded.




Inspired mentors provide one-on-one guidance to ensure the realization of our scholars’ dreams.




These students are launching their dreams into reality

Emmeline Mejia

“…because no one in my family has ever been to college, it was always a dream of mine to attend college one day. The Reston Scholarship has helped make my dream come true and I can not thank them enough for all there support.” -Emmeline Mejia

Qianyi Yang

“RSF is truly a blessing for me. It greatly assisted with my college costs, which were a huge burden for me and my family. Without RSF, my college career will be much more challenging. Thank you for providing me a chance to seek my higher education and a better future!” -Qianyi Yang