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NOVA welcomes 2014 Honors Scholars

August 18, 2014

Northern Virginia Community College is preparing to welcome 19 incoming Honors Scholars for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, which begins August 20. The scholarship covers full in-state tuition for one degree at NOVA, the cost of books and supplies and the cost of enrichment opportunities. This is the second class of NOVA Honors Scholars.

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

Scholar

High School Attended

NOVA Campus

Abigail Allen

Forest Park

Woodbridge

Whitney Amo

Heritage

Loudoun

Nicole Bain

Fairfax

Annandale

Rahima Baz

Hayfield

Annandale

Sarah Besharat

Chantilly

Manassas

Jose Canahui

Gar-Field

Annandale

Maria Canales

Wakefield

Alexandria

Samia Chugtai

Dominion

Loudoun

Jon Emch

Stone Bridge

Loudoun

Mark Episcopo

Tuscarora

Loudoun

Kyle Ferris

South County

Annandale

Kaitlyn Hudenburg

South Lakes

Annandale

Shahrozia Imtiaz

Loudoun County

Loudoun

Virginia Ledwell

Dominion

Loudoun

Padideh Goudarzi Nejad

Park View

Loudoun

Thienmy Tran

Centreville

Annandale

Thao (Allie) Vu

Loudoun County

Loudoun

Zachary Wood

Forest Park

Woodbridge

Harrison Wray

Tuscarora

Loudoun

“We are very pleased that NOVA is offering this amazing scholarship opportunity to worthy students across Northern Virginia,” said Professor Stacy Rice, coordinator of NOVA’s college-wide honors program. “These stellar students come from very diverse backgrounds and are interested in a variety of disciplines. With this scholarship, NOVA is showing great leadership by reaching out to outstanding local high school students and giving them a strong educational foundation before they move on to a four-year institution. The campus Honors Chairs and I look forward to working with this cadre of intelligent and eager young people as they navigate through NOVA’s degree programs and on to noteworthy four-year schools within the Commonwealth and nationwide.”

While at NOVA, the Scholars must be enrolled full-time, maintain a GPA of 3.2, serve in a leadership capacity in a campus club or organization, and serve as ambassadors to their alma mater high schools for NOVA.

The Honors Program at NOVA began in 1985. Its purpose is to provide motivated students with an enriched program of study. In the fall 2014 semester, NOVA has 363 students enrolled in honors classes across its six campuses.

For information on NOVA’s Honors Scholars or to interview a scholar, contact NOVA Media Relations.

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.