RESTON, Va., July 14, 2021 – Altum, Inc., the maker of ProposalCentral, is committed to the ongoing positive development of historically underserved youth and future leaders. The company is delighted to announce the winners of its first scholarship program for students of color attending Fairfax County Public Schools in the state of Virginia. The 2021 Altum, Inc. Scholarship Awards Program is for graduating high school seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.
“On behalf of the team at Altum, I’d like to congratulate all the winners,” said Steve Pinchotti, CEO of Altum. “Each of you have distinguished yourselves in the classroom and as model citizens within your community. We wish you tremendous success in college and can’t wait to see the positive impact you have on the world.”
All 10 winners will be attending accredited, four-year post-secondary institutions for the upcoming academic year. The scholarships will be applied towards tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the student’s classes at their primary university.
The list of universities that our winners will be attending includes among others: University of California Berkley, Columbia University, Spelman College, George Mason University, and Virginia State University.
Some of the notable accomplishments of the winners include:
- President of the Red Cross Club which raised money for places affected by natural disasters.
- Volunteer for the Donna M Sanders Foundation – packing and distributing chemo care kits as well as holiday baskets which are given to patients who are in active treatment.
- Created a registered non-profit called Invets in Health and partnered with the VA Medical Center in DC to assist with the needs of veterans and raise awareness about mental health issues they face.
- Eagle Scout who volunteers with Scouting for Food and the Food for Neighbors “Red Bag” program which fights hunger in in Northern Virginia middle and high schools. Also assists in laying wreaths at the local Veterans cemeteries during Wreaths Across America and continues to help make the community a better place to live.
- Created a non-profit call Fairfax Antiracist Minds (FAM) whose mission is to “examine and advocate for the improvement of institutions within Fairfax County to ensure that they are not racist in structure, content, policy, practice, process and outcome.”
- Tutors and mentors kids in low-income areas by helping with homework, test preparation and good study habits.
- Created pandemic relief bags for people who lost their jobs due to COVID and raised over $2000.00.
Congratulations to all the winners!