WSSC Announces 2016 Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients
Largest Class in Scholarship History
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – June 16, 2016: WSSC announces 20 scholarship recipients through this year’s Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund, making it the largest class in the history of the scholarship. The fund is supported every year through contributions from the Berger family, WSSC employees and retirees.
This year’s recipients were recognized during WSSC’s June Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. More than $18,000 in scholarships was awarded among the 20 students, ranging from $900 to $1,300 for the school year. The amounts are based on the student’s application form, which consists of an essay, GPA, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.
|Drew Arnett||Coppin State University|
|Cayli Baker||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Tyler Bond||Florida State University|
|Kelley Delacey||Berry College|
|Jennifer Delacey||North Carolina State University|
|Christian Dixon||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|Keona Gardner||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Jalen Graham||Stevenson University|
|Sanchita Gupta||University of Virginia|
|Amber Kelly||Salisbury University|
|Jessica Kelly||Frederick Community College|
|Dominique Johnson||Allegany College of Maryland|
|Taylor Lilly||Savannah College of Art and Design|
|Thomas Lilly, III||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Gabrielle Madike||Frostburg State University|
|Caleb Mitchell||Liberty University|
|Jennifer Ngo||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Natelie Tobery||Shepherd University|
|Alexandra Whatley||Stevenson University|
|Justin Wright||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund serves as an opportunity for WSSC to support higher education. Formerly known as the WSSC Employee Scholarship Fund, it was renamed to honor the memory of Commissioner Robert G. Berger upon his passing in April 2003. Berger was appointed to the Commission from Montgomery County in 1993 and served until 2001. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, he was a tremendous advocate of higher education and played a pivotal role in creating the WSSC Scholarship Fund.
Since its inception in 1996, the fund has awarded over $148,000 in scholarships to more than 140 students. All recipients are children of current WSSC employees or retirees who help to support the fund.