From left: T.C. Williams Lead Academic Principal Jessica Hillery, Abby Hamilton, SFA Executive Director Beth Lovain, SFA Assistant Director Alysha Damratowski, and College Advisor Margaret Feldman.
Scholarship Fund of Alexandria's Executive Director Beth Lovain presented SFA's largest 2015 award during a surprise classroom visit at T.C. Williams High School Monday, April 6.
The winner of the Madelyn Anderson Scholarship, T.C. Senior Abby Hamilton, will receive $10,000 per year toward her college expenses for a total of $40,000. Hamilton has distinguished herself through service as a social entrepreneur in the Alexandria community. Using a college-level entrepreneurship class as a springboard, she parlayed her expertise as a portrait photographer into co-founding a nonprofit organization to provide low-cost portraits to military families awaiting deployment. This initiative was recognized by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship who honored Hamilton as a 2015 Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony in New York City in March.