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$168,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Student Leaders

Melissa Caracciolo, Candace Plaska, Caroline Znachko, Sarah Jensen, Camila Moscoso, Niti Paudyal, Keyla Andrade Yapura, Kelsey Smith, Gabriela Quiroz, Blair Delery.

Melissa Caracciolo, Candace Plaska, Caroline Znachko, Sarah Jensen, Camila Moscoso, Niti Paudyal, Keyla Andrade Yapura, Kelsey Smith, Gabriela Quiroz, Blair Delery. Photo Contributed

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has announced the following 2012 Scholarship Awardees:

Erin Fischer of Lovettsville and Camila Moscoso of Falls Church, the Elizabeth Koury Scholarship for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in medicine; Melissa Cracciolo of Great Falls and Gabriela Quiroz of Alexandria, the Rose Koury Scholarship for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in education; Arlington County residents, Blair Delery, Brianna Hogan, Sarah Jensen, Niti Paudyal, Mahmudl Shibly, and Keyla Andrade Yapura, the Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship, awarded to graduating seniors from Arlington County Public Schools who demonstrate leadership in community service or school activities, academic achievement, and financial need.

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Camila Moscoso of Falls Church, recipient of the Elizabeth Koury Scholarship, Paul Lanzillota, CFNV board member, Melissa Caracciolo of Great Falls, recipient of the Rose Koury Scholarship.

Erin Edwards of Stafford, Madison Flanagan of Leesburg, Kristen Morris of Warrenton, Marina Munday of Marshall, Candace Plaska of Springfield, Tatum Roessler of Centreville, Kelsey Smith of Warrenton, Megan Waring of Boyce, Lauren Davis of Stafford, and Audra Harpster of Lovettsville, The Charles Homer Barton Memorial Scholarship for children of police officers in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties;

Daniel McNamara of Burke, Greyson Smith of Vienna, Michael Tompkins of Auburn, and Tia Walker of Herndon, awarded the Vance International Inc. Scholarship for residents of Northern Virginia pursuing careers in law and enforcement or security including the administration of justice.

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William Baker, Andrea Baker, Caroline Znachko, recipient of the Kelly E. Baker Memorial Scholarship, Cindy Znachko, Carrall Znachko.

This year, a total of$168,000 in scholarships was given out to awardees.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia currently has 20 active college scholarship funds set up by generous donors.  There is approximately $175,000 in college scholarship funds awarded every year to over 50 high school students in Northern Virginia.