For the second year running, The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) is asking ACPS staff at Central Office to consider contributing a few dollars each pay period to help students afford college.
But this year, all those who sign up will have the chance to win two tickets — worth $590 — to The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Spring Gala on Saturday April 25, 2020!
Signing up for payroll deduction is a painless, easy way to help our students with the greatest talent and the greatest need find a way to continue in higher education.
Last year, staff collectively raised $8,000 for scholarships and triggered an $8,000 matching donation from an anonymous community supporter. Together, we raised $16,000.
Once again, The Scholarship Fund has received an $8,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor who will match all Central Office staff sign-ups to our payroll deduction program from now until midnight on December 10. Every dollar you agree to give this year will be doubled.
However, even if you are not based at Central Office, you should still consider giving.
ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has already enrolled.
“I know the difference a scholarship can make. As a T.C. graduate back in 1995, I was also the recipient of an SFA scholarship. I can still recall the pride I felt receiving that scholarship. I was proud because my community and my school believed in me. The scholarship was a tremendous help for me and my family in helping us afford college.”
Please sign up online.
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria was established in 1986 to help ensure that all Alexandria students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have the opportunity to attend college. Thanks to the generosity of the Alexandria community, The Scholarship Fund awards approximately $1 million in scholarships to T.C. Williams High School graduates each spring. Students with financial need receive scholarships of $12,000 and up, over four years. These funds can often mean the difference between a student being able to afford college, or simply not.