ACPS seniors receive $525,000 in scholarships

ACPS seniors receive $525,000 in scholarships
Scholarhip recipients and financial supporters during a Zoom award ceremony on June 3. (Courtesy image)

By Olivia Anderson |

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria awarded more than $525,000 in college scholarships to members of the T.C. Williams High School class of 2021, according to a news release.

This is the largest amount awarded for first-year scholarships in the fund’s 35-year history, according to the release.

The 183 scholarship recipients will attend schools such as Duke University; Virginia Tech; the College of William & Mary; Howard University and the University of Michigan.

On June 3, the recipients and financial supporters gathered in a virtual Zoom ceremony to celebrate the awards. Some recipients include Sara Abbas, who received the Titans in Tech Scholarship; Karam Burjas, who received the Walter Scott Downs Memorial Scholarship; Mikias Elias, who received the Collis Warner Family Foundation Scholarship; and Leonel Naves, who received the SFA Alexandria Retired Teachers Scholarship.

Later this summer the SFA will award an additional $550,000 in renewal scholarships to help past recipients in the T.C. classes of 2018- 2020 during their coming college years, totaling more than $1 million in scholarships to T.C. Williams graduates this year, according to the release.