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Foundation Awards $115,000

Adam Miner, a winner of the 2012 Ben DeFelice Scholarship, is with Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation board members Juri Valdov, Mary DeFelice, Gerrianne Burks and William Cook.

Adam Miner, a winner of the 2012 Ben DeFelice Scholarship, is with Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation board members Juri Valdov, Mary DeFelice, Gerrianne Burks and William Cook.

— In recognition of their achievements in school, at home and within their communities, Arlington county residents Stephanie Hitchcock, Erin Gistaro, Adam Miner and Rachel Wimmer were among 26 college students to receive a combined $115,000 in scholarships from Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation. The foundation has two scholarship programs: The Ben DeFelice Scholarship, which presented $5,000 each to 20 students; and the Central Intelligence Retirees Association Scholarship, which awarded $2,500 each to six students.

Hitchcock, who received the Ben DeFelice Scholarship, is a 2010 graduate of H.B. Woodlawn High School, lives in Arlington and attends Virginia Tech. Gistaro, who received a CIRA Scholarship, also lives in Arlington, is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown Day High School and attends Muhlenberg College. Miner received the Ben DeFelice Scholarship, lives in Leesburg, is a 2012 graduate of Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School and attends James Madison University. Wimmer, who received a CIRA Scholarship, lives in Arlington, is a 2012 graduate of Washington-Lee High School and attends the College of William and Mary.

Visit http://www.nwfcufoundation.org/scholarships/bdf/default.html for more information about the Ben DeFelice Scholarship. For more information about the CIRA scholarship, please visit http://www.nwfcufoundation.org/scholarships/cira/default.html.