Scholarships for Scholars Awards Scholarships to 29 Outstanding Scholars
Scholarships For Scholars celebrates 36th year of recognizing academic excellence.
Scholarships for Scholars, Inc. announced today that they have awarded over $3M in scholarships to over 900 graduating high school seniors since its inception in 1984. The program recognizes Anne Arundel County students who demonstrate exceptional scholastic achievement overall and in subjects such as English, social sciences, STEM, and performing and visual arts. On April 29, the organization granted $160,000 to 29 outstanding students representing 13 county high schools. Students received scholarships from $2,000 to $8,000 and were honored at a ceremony and reception at the Chesapeake Arts Center.
The ceremony, run by the Board of Trustees, also featured distinguished representatives from organizations presenting various individual awards. These sponsors included the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association, Cristal USA, Crosby Marketing, South Anne Arundel County Rotary, and The Morris Family. Guest speaker, Dr. George Arlotto, Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, was the keynote speaker.
Sarah Torzone, of Glen Burnie High School, received the top overall award – the Edward J. Anderson Scholarship, named in honor of the program’s founder – for the most outstanding application of the year. Ranked first in her high school class, Sarah participates in the Biomedical and Allied Health Magnet Program and has found her calling in the medical field, becoming a certified emergency medical technician through the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. She has provided high quality care to hundreds of sick and injured patients in prehospital emergency medical situations. Sarah completed internships at Johns Hopkins, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and successfully manages a challenging academic course load in addition to her extraordinary volunteer service. On a recent summer medical mission trip to Kampala, Uganda, Sarah developed and taught a 3-day first aid/CPR class. Sarah is headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.
“It is such a privilege to provide these awards on behalf of the Board of Trustees and our partner sponsors. Listening to the individual bios of these student exemplars, one cannot help but be awestruck by their impressive academic and civic accomplishments. They fill us with pride today and with hope and optimism for the future,” said Mary Santonastasso Hagerty, Chairman, Board of Trustees.
Applications for 2020 graduates will be available after October 15, 2019 at www.scholarshipsforscholars.org.
Scholarships for Scholars, Inc., is a nonprofit organization rewarding scholastic excellence. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are county residents attending public and accredited private high schools in Anne Arundel County and home-schooled students registered with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. Students use the awards toward tuition, fees, and books at community colleges, four-year colleges or universities, and private trade and technical institutions of their choice.