Every year, the Rotary Club of Dunn Loring-Merrifield offers college scholarships to deserving adult high-school students of Fairfax County, Virginia.  Amounts can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  This past year, two students (Benjamin Lane, and Ivy Crosier) received scholarships, totaling $6,500.  Through the years, more than $80,000 has been provided to almost 70 students, often enough to pay tuition for a full year at NOVA. 

The selection process is rigorous, involving detailed applications and interviews – reviewed by school counselors, teachers, Fairfax County Adult High Schools administrator’s staff, and our Club’s Scholarship Committee.  Shown in the photograph Imageabove (from left to right) is Robert Landon (Assistant Administrator of Fairfax County Adult High School, Jeannette Nelson (School Counselor), Benjamin Lane (Scholarship Recipient), Virginia Hottel (Club Scholarship Chair), Ivy Crosier (Scholarship Recipient), Nicole Low (School Counselor), and David Eakin (Club President).

We coordinate our efforts with other Rotary Clubs (McLean and Tysons), and the Apple Federal Credit Union, who also have provided scholarships to Fairfax County Adult High School students.  For more information about our scholarship program, contact Virginia Hottel on wwdg@aol.com.