Provided by The OPHELIA Foundation
The OPHELIA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those with few or no opportunities, announced today that it is accepting applications for the Class of 2018 Scholarships. The Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college-bound high school senior in need of funds to help defray the costs of pursuing a higher education. OPHELIA Chairman and Founder Jameece Pinckney and Vice Chairman Gilbert Pinckney will also award a $1,000 scholarship they have personally donated.
The Foundation’s mission is to create Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence
Advancement. The organization focuses on supporting children in the early school years and, with these
awards, also encompasses students in the later, but equally important, phase of their education.
To qualify for a scholarship, a student must be a graduating senior from a District of Columbia, Maryland, or Northern Virginia high school. The student must also meet academic, citizenship, and other criteria
specified by the donors.
Chairman and Founder Pinckney noted, “We are extremely pleased to continue our scholarship award
program for a second year. Our focus remains on helping young people get a strong start in their college
careers. We know the cost of a college education is out of reach for many aspiring attendees, and we
therefore want to help potential rising college freshmen, enabling them to take on this academic challenge.”
The Class of 2018 Scholarships applications are due on April 27, 2018. For detailed information about the
scholarships and a link to the applications, please visit opheliafoundation.org.
The OPHELIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enabling Opportunities to Provide Hope,
Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The “O” in OPHELIA represents Optimism, Opportunity,
and Oneness and symbolizes a legacy of infinite giving. Founded in 2014, the OPHELIA Foundation is
based on the principle of helping others through initiatives that address critical needs in poverty, health,
education, arts, sports, and technology. The Foundation also supports youth initiatives in local
communities by providing grants to individuals and institutions.
The OPHELIA Foundation is based in Haymarket. For additional information, or to donate, please