The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognizes three scholarship recipients. All three recipients are local high school students graduating in 2017 who will attend either Virginia Tech or New River Community College.
Maria Avagyan of Blacksburg High School is this year’s Mary T. Tutle Scholarship recipient. The Mary T. Tutle Scholarship is designed for a Montgomery County high school senior who will attend Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and will be majoring in business for the 2017-18 academic year. This scholarship is for $1,000 and is paid directly to Virginia Tech.
Maria will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in business administration from Pamplin College of Business. Maria has an exceptional desire to learn and filled many leadership roles at Blacksburg High School. She plans to use her education to make an impact on the business community and strengthen the growing workforce.
Alyssa Huff of Christiansburg High School is this year’s Career & Technical Education Scholarship recipient. The Career & Technical Education Scholarship is designed for a Montgomery County high school senior who will study the trades or STEM at New River Community College for the 2017-2018 academic year as a freshman. This scholarship is for $1,000 and will be paid directly to New River Community College.
Alyssa will study Human Services at New River Community College. Alyssa is a motivated self-starter who is a leader of the Early Childhood Education Program at Christiansburg High School. She plans to use her education to pursue a career in social assistance helping families and children in need.
This year, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of a third scholarship. Jeremy Stanger of Auburn High School was awarded a $500 Career & Technical Education scholarship.
The creation of this additional scholarship is due to the impressive application submitted by Jeremy to the selection committee. Jeremy plans to pursue a certification in industrial maintenance in order to be a maintenance technician. Jeremy is a detail-oriented hard worker who is looking forward to a career in industrial maintenance.
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce congratulates these students on their achievements and continued success.
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, serves Blacksburg, Christiansburg and all of Montgomery County, supports approximately 700 local businesses through educational, marketing, and networking opportunities. For more information on MontGOmery SHOPPING, visit the chamber website at www.montgomerycc.org, Montgomery County Chamber Facebook page, or call The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at 540.382.3020.