Scholarship Fund Makes Dreams Come True

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Each year, Jack Spivack, a long-time DC area resident, makes it possible for area students to achieve their academic dreams and career aspirations.

Recognizing the higher education affordability challenge that many DC area students face, Mr. Spivack partnered with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to provide assistance. Through his generosity and partnership with The Community Foundation, Mr. Spivack has built a powerful legacy that provides perpetual awards to graduating high school seniors in the District of Columbia who want to continue their education.

On July 9, 2015, ten students attended The Jack Spivack Scholarship Reception to accept their awards, and with that distinction their college matriculation journey began. The scholarship recipients hail from high schools throughout the District including: Benjamin Banneker, Frank W. Ballou, Paul Laurence Dunbar and many more. In total, 19 high school valedictorians received a $1,000 scholarship to aid in funding their college education.

The Spivack Scholarship Fund has helped to keep the dreams of so many DC high school students alive, and at a time when the number of students that fail to graduate high school hovers at a staggering 40%, scholarship programs like this one, and the many others managed by The Community Foundation, are vital.

The Community Foundation offers its heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Spivack, but one of our scholarship recipients, Dajaa Peete-Conley, acknowledged it best, “This scholarship means that I am able to have an opportunity to further my education, my dream. It also means that someone else believes in my ability to make the community and the world a better place.”

For information on establishing a scholarship fund with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, please contact us at 202-955-5890.