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Ten NOVA students awarded Apple Federal Credit Union scholarships

Ten incoming Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students were each awarded a $4,000 scholarship by Apple Federal Credit Union (FCU). Of the ten students, seven currently participate in the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program. The announcement took place at a special breakfast honoring all of the scholarship recipients on May 23 at the Waterford Hotel in Fair Oaks, Va.

“I would like to thank Apple Federal Credit Union for creating this very special relationship with Northern Virginia Community College and its Pathway program,” said Dr. Robert G. Templin Jr., president of NOVA. “For all of the scholars, it’s very exciting to think about going to college and the next phase of your life. The decisions you are going to be making will not only affect your future but also the future of the communities that you live in.”

This is the second year that Apple Federal Credit Union has partnered with NOVA in supporting students who participate in the Pathway program. This highly successful, award-winning initiative, offers a supportive environment to facilitate the successful transition, retention, graduation, and transfer of participating students from high school, through NOVA and on to a university of the student’s choice.

Congratulations to the following 2013 Apple Scholars from NOVA:

Yasmin Ayala (Pathway student) Osbourn High School
Jessica Banzuelo (Pathway student) Osbourn High School
Samantha Carter (Pathway student) Stonewall Jackson High School
Beenish Dar (Pathway student) Freedom High School
Jamie Frear Mountain View High School
John Morris (Pathway student) Stonewall Jackson High School
Jessica Nguyen Robinson Secondary School
Bradlee Rogers (Pathway student) South County High School
Jacquelyn Stoffelen (Pathway student) Robert E. Lee High School
Ada Turcios Mountain View High School

Media Contact: Jessica Baxter | 703.323.3288 | jbaxter@nvcc.edu

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 NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.