Updated: Aug 29
ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — Recipients of Fairfax Library Foundation’s 2023 scholarships were recognized on Wednesday, May 10, at the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting. This year’s awardees included 17 undergraduate recipients and 5 recipients of scholarships for staff development.
During the meeting Trustees Chair Brian Engler recognized each recipient individually and presented each with a plaque. Fairfax Library Foundation Executive Director Lisa Bryant was on hand to congratulate recipients, along with Foundation board member Jennifer Disano.
This year’s recipients are:
Katlyn Calustro, Pohick Friends’ Scholarship
Bhargav Garre Venkata
Akale Kinfe, Myra “Micky” Shullman New American Initiative Scholarship
Zayan Meah, Christine Chambers-Chun Undergraduate Scholarship
Charan Narra, Pohick Friends’ Joan and Richard Vaaler Scholarship
Susan Pirnat, Burke Centre Friends’ Scholarship
Lor Ridgway, Pohick Friends’ Scholarship
Annually, the Fairfax Library Foundation awards four different scholarships to current library staff and volunteers in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. To date, the Foundation has awarded $244,000 to 83 graduate students, $2,647 to two post-graduate students, $155,100 to 120 undergraduate students and $82,369 to 228 employees for staff development.
Further information about the FLF scholarships can be found here.
Since 1994, the Fairfax Library Foundation has existed solely with the mission to enhance the programs and services of the Fairfax County Public Library, the largest public library system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational organization, the Foundation provides supplementary support to the community by providing access to information, technology, innovations, civic engagement and entertainment, and by offering literacy and educational opportunities.