Fairfax County Republican Committee
Fairfax, Virginia – March 21, 2017 – On Tuesday the Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) announced a grant for low-income Fairfax County high school seniors graduating in 2017. The Committee will grant various awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, and $500.
Puneet Ahluwalia and Jackie Gravell, both active members of the Fairfax community, will be co-chairing the awards committee. Ahluwalia and Gravell hope that the scholarship program will encourage students to a better understanding of patriotism and what it means to be an American.
The scholarship awards may be used for direct or indirect costs associated with college by the student. Applicants need to submit an essay on their choice of one of four topics which address aspects of what it means to be an American. The authors of the top essays will be interviewed to determine the finalists. The top essays will be selected by committee, and winners will be announced in May. The application deadline is April 24th, 2017. Application forms may be found on the Fairfax County Republican Committee (www.fairfaxgop.org) website.