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TowerCares Foundation Awards $75K in College Scholarships

The TowerCares Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2022-23 College Scholarship Program. This year, the Foundation expanded the program and awarded 15 $5,000 scholarships! Since 2018, TowerCares has awarded $200,000 in college scholarships to 40 students.

This year’s scholarship recipients were selected from an impressive pool of applicants by an independent judging organization based on academics, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and career and educational goals and objectives.

Additional consideration was given to children/dependents of active duty military and Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, including Reserve and Guard units. Eight of this year’s 15 winners have one or more parent who is serving or has served in the U.S. Military.

Meet this year’s scholarship winners!

Dylan Bradford, a freshman at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, planning to study Computer Engineering. His parents serve in the U.S. Air Force.

Lily Gaston, a freshman at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, planning to study Public Health. One of her parents serves in the U.S. Air Force.

Imani Ghoush, a freshman at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, planning to study Biology.

Courtney Kim, a freshman at Northwestern University in Illinois, planning to study Environmental Science.

Sofia Konkolics, a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, studying to be a Physician’s Assistant.

Natalie Mangen, a freshman at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, planning to study Architecture. One of her parents is a U.S. Army Veteran.

Olivia Preston, a freshman at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, planning to study Biology. One of her parents serves in the U.S. Air Force.

Janet Ruan, a freshman at University of Maryland–College Park, planning to study Biology.

Colby Snyder, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, planning to study Chemical Engineering.

Stella Szostak, a freshman at Princeton University in New Jersey, planning to study Mechanical Engineering. One of her parents serves in the U.S. Air Force.

Alexander Tong, a freshman at University of California-Berkeley, planning to study Chemical Engineering.

Morgan Trechter, a junior at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., studying Civil Engineering. Both of her parents serve in the U.S. Air Force.

Margaret Tyson, a freshman at California State Polytechnic University, planning to study Architecture. Both of her parents serve in the U.S. Navy.

Lauren Weaver, a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, planning to study Biology.

Kaitlyn Williams, a freshman at Duke University in North Carolina, planning to study Environmental Science. Both of her parents serve in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners and we wish you continued success in all of your future endeavors!

The TowerCares Foundation annual college scholarship program is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, who: are enrolled or planning to enroll in STEM or Foreign Language Linguistics majors; reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania or Virginia; and will be attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university full-time. The program opens annually in April and ends in mid-May.

How to support TowerCares
TowerCares is making a real difference in our community. To date, we have provided nearly $1.5 million in charitable grants, donations and scholarships!

The work we do would not be possible without the continued support and generosity of our donors. TowerCares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Click here to learn more about the TowerCares Foundation and the charities we support.

There are three easy and convenient ways to donate to the TowerCares Foundation:

  1. Donate online or in a branch – You can make a donation to TowerCares online at our secure payment site or in a Tower Federal Credit Union branch.
  2. Combined Federal Campaign – TowerCares is a participating charity in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which kicks off annually in September and ends in early January. TowerCares’ CFC number is 23594. Through the CFC, federal employees, contractors and retirees can pledge to support their favorite charities. For information, speak to your CFC keyworker.
  3. Maryland Charity Campaign – TowerCares is also a participating charity in the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC). TowerCares’ MCC number is 47-4164006. Similar to the CFC, state of Maryland employees can set up automatic payroll deductions through the MCC to support the charity of their choice. For details, visit mcc.maryland.gov
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