Chamber Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches: February 15
Program Rewards Academic Achievement, Community Involvement for Students Affiliated with Member Companies
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce has two questions for area parents: Could your high school senior use $2,500 toward their college education? Do you work for a company that belongs to the Chamber? If so, Chamber Director of Community Outreach Suzanne Lewis says, “Make sure your students don’t miss out, have them apply by our deadline of 5:00 p.m. on February 15.”
Through its scholarship program, the Chamber gives three (3) scholarships of up to $2,500 each to high school seniors who have shown a commitment to academic excellence and community involvement. To be eligible, students must be an employee of a Chamber member company or the dependent of an employee and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“Education is one of our five areas of vision. We have long supported academic success and building in to the future of our workforce through our scholarship program. In recent years we have also revamped the criteria, enabling us to reward the members of our local business community for all that they do to enhance the economy and quality of life in the Prince William region,” said Rob Clapper, President & CEO of the Chamber. For those unsure as to whether their employer is a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, a full listing of members is available at PWBizFinder.org.
The Prince William Chamber is the largest chamber in the Metro Washington, DC area, representing approximately 1,800 organizations which employ about 66,000 people. Clapper noted that every employee of a member company is, in fact, a member of the Chamber, and can take part in a wide offering of programs and services. Additional benefits of membership include savings on products from Office Depot and class enrollments with University of Maryland University College.
“We look forward to learning more about the extraordinary young people living and working right here in PrinceWilliamCounty, Manassas and ManassasPark and helping them to achieve educational success,” said Clapper.
Information on the scholarship program, including the full criteria and application packet can be found at PWchamber.org by clicking the “Scholarship Program” image in the slideshow on the homepage. The Chamber will recognize the scholarship recipients at its annual “Future of Education” Luncheon, on April 8 at Old Hickory Golf Club. Dr. Roger Ramsammy of Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus will provide a Keynote address on The Role of Education in Achieving the American Dream. The Chamber would like to thank MTCI – Management and Training Consultants, Inc., Lockheed Martin and EverestCollege for being this year’s Student Scholarship Winner Sponsors.
To raise additional funds for the scholarships, the Chamber will also host a Frostbite Scramble golf outing on March 25 at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket. Registration is open to anyone wishing to participate. Information can be found on both events at PWchamber.org/events or by calling 703.368.6600. MinnielandAcademy is the Prince William Chamber’s Education Vision Partner.