Nine Students Awarded Locally Established Scholarships

Left to Right: Ron Peterman (fund representative), Tiffany Pham and parents Tony Pham and Nancy Bui, Steve White (fund representative), and BJ Summers of the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has recently announced nine students as recipients of four local scholarships. Over 300 scholarships totaling more than $350,000 have been awarded to deserving local students throughout the three county region.  These scholarships are made possible through permanent endowment funds held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Eligibility varies by fund, but interested applicants can learn more at cfes.org.

VFW Eastside Memorial Post 2996 Scholarship

Chan “Peter” Kim and Megan Rickards, graduates of Wicomico High School, and Leslie Lopez, a graduate of Parkside High School, each received scholarships from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s VFW Eastside Memorial Post 2996 Scholarship. Peter will attend Salisbury University, Megan will attend Wor-Wic Community College, and Leslie will attend Drexel University. Since its inception in 1997, the VFW Eastside Memorial Post 2996 Scholarship has awarded 43 scholarships totaling $44,395 to deserving local students. VFW Scholarship 2016

Left to Right: Jesus and Blanca Lopez (parents of Leslie Lopez), Leslie Lopez, Jesus Lopez (Leslie’s brother), Commander William Beauchamp of the VFW, Chan “Peter” Kim and his mother Sophia Park, Megan Rickards, Angela and Mark Rickards (parents of Megan Rickards).

Asbury & Donna Morgan Parks Scholarship

Allyson McCullough, Blair Hancock, Arielle Johnston, and Hailie Brumley of Crisfield High School each received the A. Asbury and Donna Morgan Parks Scholarship at the Crisfield High School Senior Awards Ceremony in May. The scholarship was established to support students who are seeking a career in business or health care. Crisfield Senior Awards 2016 - Parks

Left to Right: Asbury and Donna Parks (fund representatives,) Allyson McCullough, Blair Hancock, Arielle Johnston, and Hailie Brumley.

Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship Fund Awarded to Parkside High School Student

Tiffany Pham, a graduate of Parkside High School, is congratulated by Steve White and Ron Peterman for earning the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship. Tiffany will attend Princeton University in the fall. The scholarship was established by to support students who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture or a related field.

The Louise Smith Scholarship

Hannah Insley is the recipient of The Louise Smith Scholarship. She attended Mardela Middle & High School and has been accepted into Salisbury University’s pre-nursing program. The Louise Smith Scholarship is awarded to residents of Wicomico County who attended a public high school and are active members of a Methodist church. Senior Awards 2016 - Louise Smith (2)

Left to Right: Hannah Insley and Louise Smith.

About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in people helping one another to provide positive impact. Visit CFES.org or call 410-742-9911.

For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 | vkent@CFES.org

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