Universities at Shady Grove Students Receive More than 200 Scholarships
More than 200 scholarship recipients and the local organizations and individuals who contributed to 38 scholarship funds were honored during the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) annual Scholarship and Donor Recognition Luncheon on November 16.
“Lack of financial resources is perhaps the major challenge that students face,” said Dr. Stewart Edelstein, executive director of The Universities at Shady Grove. “For many students, the combination of difficult economic times and reduced scholarship assistance from federal, state and institutional sources has vastly increased the affordability gap of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. This is why we so are deeply grateful to the individuals and organizations that have so generously contributed funds to support students at USG in achieving their educational goals.”
Two students enrolled in programs at USG spoke at this year’s luncheon on behalf of their fellow scholarship recipients: Jonathan Lapkoff, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the University of Baltimore’s Simulation and Digital Entertainment program at USG, and Jennifer Vasquez, who will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in December from the University of Maryland, College Park, communication program. Both Lapkoff and Vasquez persevered to go on and pursue their college degrees after surviving major illnesses during their younger years and spoke both to the importance of both the financial support they are receiving, thanks to their scholarships, and of the many unique opportunities available to them as students on the USG campus.
USG scholarships this year came from the following organizations and individuals:
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship.
- AFCEA Bethesda (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) Scholarship.
- The Arthur T. Johnson Transfer Student Scholarship Endowment.
- Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarship.
- Biology Engaging Students Together (BEST) Scholarship.
- Board of Advisors Award, in honor of Gertrude M. Eaton.
- Tech Council of Maryland Scholarship.
- The Gazette Scholarship.
- USG Board of Advisors General Scholarship.
- USG Special Scholarship.
- STAR Scholarship.
- Stephen Purcell Memorial Scholarship.
- Sterling and Florence Crockett Endowment Scholarship.
- USG Student Council—Student Involvement Scholarship.
- Camille and Clifford Kendall USG Endowed Scholarship.
- Cannon Design-USG Scholarship.
- Clifford and Camille Kendall Montgomery College/USG Endowed Scholarship.
- Earle Palmer Brown and Joyce Baker Brown Scholarship Fund.
- Nasly Goshtaie Perserverance Scholarship.
- Shannon J. and Michael D. Priddy Endowed Scholarship.
- Sodexo Scholarship.
- Miriam and Chaim Bentzlovitch Scholarship.
- The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Scholarship.
- Healthcare Initiative Foundation Scholarship.
- Hilton Worldwide Scholarship.
- James W. and Mary K. Price Scholarship.
- Judith Kneen Transfer Endowed Scholarship (Montgomery College Foundation).
- Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Fund.
- Marriott Scholarship.
- Mary Ann O’Bara Bateson Scholarship.
- MCPS/MC/USG Partnership Scholarship.
- Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Scholarship.
- Lockheed Martin Nursing Scholarship.
- Mark Borenstein Executive Director’s Scholarship.
- Karuna Charities of Washington, D.C., Inc. Scholarship.
- Kendall Alumni Scholarship for Working Students.
- Lavinia Engle Scholarship.
- Legislative Scholarships:
- Senator Jennie Forehand, District 17
- Senator Nancy King, District 39
- Senator Karen Montgomery, District 14
- Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
- Delegate Ariana Kelly, District 16
- Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39