Project Discovery Hosts Event for Graduating Seniors, Awards Scholarships

Page updated on Jul 1, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Project DiscoveryOn June 9, Project Discovery hosted a Virtual Student Recognition and Year End Celebration for graduating seniors.

Project Discovery prepares and supports low income and first-generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education. Through workshops and trips to college campuses, Project Discovery provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals. 

The program is supported by a Project Discovery Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations. 

During the event, board chair Bruce Milton presented opening remarks before introducing Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings, who delivered a keynote address to attendees. City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson presented scholarships to seniors, and Dr. Cherie Brown, a past board chair, presented alumni scholarships. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.

Senior Scholarship Winners

  • Adama Bangura (Old Dominion University)

  • Abigail Lamptey (Virginia State University)

  • Kamryn Powell (Norfolk State)

  • Mariama Sangare (Virginia Tech)

  • Danielle Williams (Virginia State University)

Alumni Scholarship Winners

  • Fara Islam (University of Virginia)

  • Fasica Negash (George Mason University)

In closing, Jay McCargo, President and CEO of AR Services, delivered final remarks. AR Services has provided academic scholarships and internships for past Project Discovery students.

Watch a video of the event on the Project Discovery Advisory Board website. To learn more about Project Discovery, visit alexandriava.gov/ProjectDistcovery or email rashad.price@alexandriava.gov.

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