Helping Dreams Become Reality

Helping Dreams Become Reality

 

Their future, Our community, a Meaningful Investment in Both

 

The goal of the Reston Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is to award annual, renewable scholarships to ten high-achieving South Lakes High School seniors with demonstrated financial need who will be graduating in the spring and attending Northern Virginia Community College in the fall. Each scholarship is worth up to $16,000 to be distributed over the course of up to six years.

WHO WE ARE

 

 

SCHOLARS

High-achieving seniors with demonstrated financial need graduating from South Lakes High School are awarded scholarships to attend Northern Virginia Community College.

 

 

DONORS

Reston neighbors, who are inspired by and dedicated to the success of our youth, contribute to keep our scholarships fully funded.

 

 

MENTORS

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

 

WHO WE ARE

 

 

SCHOLARS

High-achieving seniors with demonstrated financial need graduating from South Lakes High School are awarded scholarships to attend Northern Virginia Community College.

 

 

DONORS

Reston neighbors, who are inspired by and dedicated to the success of our youth, contribute to keep our scholarships fully funded.

 

 

MENTORS

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

 

 

MEET FOUR OF OUR SCHOLARS

Realizing their dreams

Emmeline Meija

“Because no one in my family has ever been to college, it was always a dream of mine to attend one day. The Reston Scholarship has helped make my dream come true and I can not thank them enough for all their 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. Thank you for providing me a chance to seek my higher education and a better future!” -Qianyi Yang

Razan Salih

“Before applying to college, I was scared that I would not be able to attend due to financial reasons, but thanks to this scholarship I can now focus on my academics and strive to do my best!” -Razan Salih

Amna Kayani

“This scholarship means so much to me because I am the fourth student in my family attending college and I appreciate how RSF supports students from all cultures and backgrounds in Reston.” -Amna Kayani

Alexis Lemus

“I come from a family of immigrants and will be the first to go to college. I know that to reaching my dream of becoming an oncologist will be long and challenging, but with this scholarship I am able to achieve that dream. My financial worries are set aside thanks to this scholarship, and I will hopefully be able to help others some day the way that this scholarship helped me.” -Alexis Lemus