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NOVA welcomes 2015 Honors Program Scholars

Northern Virginia Community College is preparing to welcome 17 incoming Honors Program Scholars for the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, which begins August 24. The scholarship provides $10,000 to be divided into fall and spring semesters for two years, at $2,500 per semester.  It will assist students with the cost of tuition toward a NOVA degree.  This is the third class of NOVA Honors Scholars; the first class of 18 graduated on May 17th having completed the Honors Core Curriculum.

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

Scholar

High School Attended

NOVA Campus

Jocelyn Alvarez

Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Benjamin Atherton

McLean

Annandale

Kristine Belfiore

Falls Church

Annandale

Juan Canahui

Gar-Field

Annandale

Natalia ChavezChoque

McLean

Annandale

Elaana Corrado

Patriot

Manassas

Colin Flynn

Heritage

Loudoun

Martha Gizaw

Freedom

Woodbridge

Jennifer Iraheta

Stone Bridge

Loudoun

Andrea Macoto

TC Williams

Alexandria/Annandale

India Mazzaro

Westfield

Manassas

Tori Neri

Patriot

Manassas

Ky Nguyen

Annandale

Annandale

Dixy OrtizOsorio

TC Williams

Alexandria

Meghan Row

Fauquier

Manassas

Anna Sikora

Loudoun Valley

Loudoun

Hannah Williams

Yorktown

Annandale

“We are very pleased that NOVA is offering another scholarship opportunity to worthy students across Northern Virginia,” said Professor Stacy Rice, Coordinator of NOVA’s college-wide Honors Program.  “This new group of students is eager to join our current class of scholars and will add even more diversity and a variety of new disciplines to the group.” 

NOVA continues to show great leadership by reaching out to stellar HS students and by having such a well-rounded Honors Program that focuses on Research, Academic Rigor, Enrichment, and Leadership.  While at NOVA, the Scholars must be enrolled full-time, maintain a GPA of 3.2, serve in a leadership role in a campus club or organization and serve as NOVA ambassadors to their alma mater high schools.

The Honors Program at NOVA began in 1985. Its purpose is to provide motivated students with an enriched program of study.  NOVA regularly has over 600 students enrolled in Honors classes across its six campuses each fall and spring semester, with approximately 200 students currently committed to completing the Honors Core Curriculum.

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.

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