On March 7th, before seniors departed for a field trip, they gathered in the gym for what they thought was a regular school announcement, however, turned out to be a big surprise for one of our seniors, Aniyah Fields. GWU’s President, Dr. LeBlanc walked out, along with George the mascot, to announce that one of our very own was a recipient of their Stephen J. Trachtenberg scholarship.
Aniyah became our sixth winner to receive this scholarship to George Washington University, which covers full cost of attendance, and a stipend for her undergraduate career.
Since 1989, George Washington University opened the doors to higher education providing high school students in Washington, D.C. with full-ride scholarships through its Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship (SJT) program.
Students are nominated by their high school counselor, and then they participate in an interview process before being chosen. Recipients are selected based on academic performance, strength of curriculum, leadership qualities, recommendations, and more.
“I nominated Aniyah for the SJT scholarship because she is a bright, talented, and motivated young lady whose humility is as admirable as her work-ethic. Her commitment to ensuring that students East of the River have access to mentorship and positive role models made her truly a compliment to the mission and purpose of the scholarship. To me, it was a natural fit and I am glad that the scholarship committee at George Washington University agreed,” said Mr. Mitchell, Director of College and Alumni Programming.
Aniyah’s hard work and determination led her to become one of ten deserving students to receive a full-ride scholarship to George Washington University. “As a recipient of the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg scholarship I feel like a whole new world of opportunity has been made accessible to me. I am ecstatic to see what this newfound experience brings and grateful for the chance to make my dreams a reality!”