OPHELIA FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Foundation Recognizes Three Deserving Local Students

Haymarket, VA, July 18, 2018 — The OPHELIA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those with few or no opportunities, announced today that for a second year, it has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. Two college-bound high school seniors were the recipients of the Ophelia Scholarship, and a third student received the Gil and Jameece Pinckney Scholarship. The Foundation awarded the scholarships to these outstanding students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a higher education.

The Ophelia Scholarships were awarded to:

Jasmine Morgan, who graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She will attend Pennsylvania State University and plans to major in veterinary science and immunology and infectious diseases. Morgan, daughter of Cheryl Greene, had a 4.235 grade point average and will work toward becoming a veterinary pathologist.



Yosef Sendek, who graduated from Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. Sendek will major in political science at Albright College. He had a 3.73 grade point average and plans to become a politician. He is the son of Seble Fekadu and Mulu Fathahun.



The Gil & Jameece Pinckney Scholarship was awarded to:

Mickayla Bacorn, who graduated from Middletown High School in Middletown, Maryland. Bacorn will attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County, majoring in biochemistry. She had a 3.9 grade point average (weighted 4.59) and plans to become a researcher. She is the daughter of Jack and Leyenda Bacorn.

Thirty students applied for the three scholarships. To be considered, all applicants were required to meet academic, citizenship, and other criteria specified by the donors.

OPHELIA Founder Jameece Pinckney said, “The OPHELIA Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to Jasmine, Yosef, and Mickayla to assist them in the next phase of their education. These talented and ambitious students are high achievers who will excel in their chosen fields of study.

“Our goal in making these awards is to help young people get the best possible start in their college careers. We want to assist our rising college freshmen financially, and we look forward to awarding scholarships for a third year in 2019.”

Fawn Coleman, Chair of the OPHELIA Scholarship Committee, said, “The Foundation is honored to award scholarships to Jasmine, Yosef, and Mickayla. They are outstanding role models who excelled academically, in extracurricular activities, and in the community. We look forward to their continued successes and accomplishments during the course of their college careers.”

The three recipients were recognized at the Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser — “Party with a Purpose” — in Arlington, Virginia, on July 14.

ABOUT THE OPHELIA FOUNDATION

The OPHELIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enabling Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The “O” in OPHELIA represents Optimism, Opportunity, and Oneness and symbolizes a legacy of infinite giving. Founded in 2014, the OPHELIA Foundation is based on the principle of helping others through initiatives that address critical needs in poverty, health, education, arts, sports, and technology. The Foundation also supports youth initiatives in local communities by providing grants to individuals and institutions.

The OPHELIA Foundation is based in Haymarket, Virginia. For additional information, or to donate, please visit www.opheliafoundation.org.


OPHELIA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Haymarket, VA, February 26, 2018 — The OPHELIA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those with few or no opportunities, announced today that it is accepting applications for the Class of 2018 Scholarships. The Foundation will award one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college-bound high school senior in need of funds to help defray the costs of pursuing a higher education. OPHELIA Chairman and Founder Jameece Pinckney and Vice Chairman Gilbert Pinckney will also award a $1,000 scholarship they have personally donated.

The Foundation’s mission is to create Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The organization focuses on supporting children in the early school years and, with these awards, also encompasses students in the later, but equally important, phase of their education.

To qualify for a scholarship, a student must be a graduating senior from a District of Columbia, Maryland, or Northern Virginia high school. The student must also meet academic, citizenship, and other criteria specified by the donors

Chairman and Founder Pinckney noted, “We are extremely pleased to continue our scholarship award program for a second year. Our focus remains on helping young people get a strong start in their college careers. We know the cost of a college education is out of reach for many aspiring attendees, and we therefore want to help potential rising college freshmen, enabling them to take on this academic challenge.”

The Class of 2018 Scholarships applications are due on April 27, 2018. For detailed information about the scholarships and a link to the applications, please visit www.opheliafoundation.org.

ABOUT THE OPHELIA FOUNDATION

The OPHELIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enabling Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The “O” in OPHELIA represents Optimism, Opportunity, and Oneness and symbolizes a legacy of infinite giving. Founded in 2014, the OPHELIA Foundation is based on the principle of helping others through initiatives that address critical needs in poverty, health, education, arts, sports, and technology. The Foundation also supports youth initiatives in local communities by providing grants to individuals and institutions.

The OPHELIA Foundation is based in Haymarket, Virginia. For additional information, or to donate, please visit www.opheliafoundation.org.


OPHELIA FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Foundation Recognizes Three Deserving Students

Haymarket, VA, July 10, 2017 — The OPHELIA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those with few or no opportunities, announced today that it has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. Two college-bound high school seniors are the recipients of the Ophelia Scholarship, and a third received the Gil and Jameece Pinckney Scholarship. The Foundation awarded the scholarships to these outstanding students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a higher education.

The Ophelia Scholarships were awarded to:

Emily Burns, a senior at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, who will attend High Point University, pursuing a double major in criminal justice and Spanish. Burns, who has a 4.37 grade point average, will work to become an agent for the FBI.

Brie Gisseman, a senior at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Virginia, who will attend Brigham Young University, majoring in biochemistry. Gisseman has a 4.64 grade point average and will work toward becoming an orthodontist.

The Gil and Jameece Pinckney Scholarship was awarded to:

Morgan Freiberg, a student at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia, who will attend the University of Virginia, majoring in mechanical engineering/mathematics. Freiberg, who has a 4.49 grade point average, will work toward becoming an engineer or physicist/mathematician.

Fifty students applied for the three scholarships. To be considered, all applicants were required to meet academic, citizenship, and other criteria specified by the donors.

OPHELIA Chairman and Founder Jameece Pinckney said, “The OPHELIA Foundation is proud to award scholarships to Emily, Brie, and Morgan as they prepare to enter the next phase of their education. These bright, dedicated, and ambitious students represent our future. Our goal in making the awards is to help young people get the best possible start in their college careers. We want to assist our rising college freshmen financially, and we look forward to awarding scholarships again in 2018.”

Fawn Coleman, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, said, “The Foundation is honored to have Emily, Brie, and Morgan receive the Foundation’s first scholarships. They are outstanding role models who excelled academically, in the community, and in extracurricular activities. We look forward to their continued success in their pursuit of higher education.”

The three recipients were recognized at the Foundation’s third annual White Party with a Purpose fundraiser in Arlington, Virginia, on July 8.

ABOUT THE OPHELIA FOUNDATION

The OPHELIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization enabling Opportunities to Provide Hope, Empower Lives, and Influence Advancement. The “O” in OPHELIA represents Optimism, Opportunity, and Oneness and symbolizes a legacy of infinite giving. Founded in 2014, the OPHELIA Foundation is based on the principle of helping others through initiatives that address critical needs in poverty, health, education, arts, sports, and technology. The Foundation also supports youth initiatives in local communities by providing grants to individuals and institutions.

The OPHELIA Foundation is based in Haymarket, Virginia. For additional information, or to donate, please visit www.opheliafoundation.org.