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Three Virginia Students Receive Verizon Foundation Scholarship


Three students in Virginia are among the 530 nationwide winners of the Verizon Foundation’s scholarship program for the children and dependents of company employees. Each winner will receive a $5,000 to put toward the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Verizon scholarship, a program sponsored by Verizon’s charitable component, chooses scholarship recipients based on financial need, academic records and extracurricular involvement. The scholarship is renewable for three years and has a total value of $20,000. The foundation will provide a total of more than $2.64 million for the scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.

“Education is a critical issue for our company and the communities where we live and work,” said Robert Woltz Jr., president of Verizon Virginia. “Through this scholarship program, Verizon for 10 years has provided an outstanding benefit to our employees and their children while also making a significant investment in the development of tomorrow’s leaders.”

The three scholarship winners from Virginia are:

  • Atif Javed of Fairfax High School in Fairfax, son of employee Anjum Javed, who plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Jasmine Mingo of Henrico High School in Richmond, daughter of employee Cheryl Renee Mingo, who plans to attend the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and pursue a degree in animal and poultry veterinarian science.
  • Megan Shrewsbury of Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, daughter of employee Roger A. Shrewsbury, who plans to attend Brigham Young University and pursue a degree in English studies.

A full list of 2011 scholarship recipients is available here

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