by Nancy Blount
“Sometimes you can’t pay it back, so you just have to pay it forward.” -Randy Pausch
On behalf of the Scholarship Committee, I would like to thank all the residents for participating in the Scholarship Fund Campaign and giving so generously to help students who are working hard to achieve their dreams.
Riderwood residents raised close to $202,000 during the campaign. Over 1,035 households participated this year which is 57% of our households. We hope to continue receiving donations throughout the year.
Riderwood is able to help 16 high school seniors by awarding four-year scholarships worth $8,000. In addition, 51 student employees who are already in pursuit of their goals of higher education are now receiving one-year scholarships worth $2,000.
Our residents have been very successful in life often due to their education. It is so wonderful that our donors are willing to pay the gift of education forward to the next generation.