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The Community Foundation Awards $141,569 in Scholarships to Local Students


FREDERICKSBURG, VA –The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region awarded $141,469 in scholarships to 55 area high school seniors on Sunday, May 20th.

This year was remarkable because 11 students receiving substantial scholarship awards - $5,000 or more – to launch their future plans. When scholarship funds are entrusted to The Community Foundation, they are invested with a goal to ensure long-term appreciation while meeting charitable needs over time. Each year, renewed resources are available to support graduating high school seniors. Today, the foundation manages 40 different scholarship funds on behalf of generous individuals and families that want to strengthen the greater Fredericksburg community.


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For the first time this year, the foundation held its annual scholarship reception at the Fredericksburg Country Club. Kaeser Compressors, Inc. and Tina Jackson Photograpy provide sponsorships to help recognize students and donors. The reception often gives student winners, scholarship fund donors and families their only opportunity to meet in person.

Scholarships are not only an important validation for a successful high school career; they can be a life changing financial resource as well.

“Each year you make this donation with hope that a student who has faced challenges has it a little easier, and though you don’t know me I assure you, your money did just that.” – Mitchell Shinskie


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“Being awarded this scholarship will help to facilitate my learning as I begin the foundation of my future. I cannot stress enough how thankful I am that you are helping me along my journey.” – Isabella Salcedo

A full list of scholarship winners is posted on the foundation’s website and a photo album of scholarship winners will be posted on the foundation’s Facebook page .

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!

About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River Region. The foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of our community. One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students.

The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. For more information call 540 373-9292, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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