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Scholarships & Contests

The Oakton High School PTSA J. Antonelli Briceno Scholarship in memory of Sandra Lee Eisenach was established in 2005 to offer financial assistance to Oakton High School seniors wishing to further their education after high school.

Full details of the scholarship, together with scholarship downloadable application are available at www.oaktonhsptsa.org/eisenach_scholarship.htm. Only Oakton High students with a GPA of 3.0. The deadline for applications is March 29 by 4 p.m. A committee from the Oakton PTSA will select the scholarship recipient and forward the name to The Dayton Foundation (www.dayton foundation.org) for approval by the Governing Board of the Foundation.

The Herndon Optimist Club is accepting applications for its annual scholarships. The club will award up to two $3000 scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year for students attending four-year post-secondary institutions, and up to two $1000 scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary options other than a four-year institution. The program is open to current students or graduates of Herndon High School who have participated in Herndon Optimist Club sponsored programs. See the application for other requirements.

Applications will be available at the Career Center at Herndon High School and www.herndonoptimist.org. Additionally, those interested can call 571-258-0533 and leave name, phone number and either mailing address, fax number or e-mail address and an application will be forwarded. Completed applications must be postmarked by Saturday, April 7.

The Women’s Association of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls is accepting applications for three Alexander De Filippis Scholarships of $3,000 each. Students must reside in Great Falls, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, McLean, Sterling and Potomac or whose family are registered parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena. Applications and complete details are available at http://st-catherines.net or from the guidance office of high schools. The deadline is Tuesday, May 15.

The Great Falls Lions Club is seeking nominations for its annual Vernon Leigh - Bill Poole Scholarship Award. The recipient of the award will receive a scholarship of $3,000 payable to the college or other post-high school educational institution of his or her choice. To be eligible, a nominee must live in the 22066 zip code and be a high school junior in good standing. The deadline for applications is Saturday, March 31. For information contact Scholarship Chairman Scott F. March at 703-759-0386 or e-mail at scott@marchlaw.com.