Karim Thomas Ziyad Memorial Engineering Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently awarded the Karim Thomas Ziyad Memorial Engineering Scholarship to its inaugural recipient, Giovanna Papa, at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. This fund provides scholarships to deserving students from Washington County or the surrounding area who plan to pursue a career in engineering, with a preference given to the field of mechanical engineering.

Ranked number one in her class, Giovanna Papa participates in the National Honor Society, Student Government, American Legion Auxiliary and All County Band. She played flute in pit orchestra for two school productions as well as the Taste of the Arts performances. Miss Papa plans to major in mechanical engineering at a four-year college.

Foundation Scholarships Presented at South High

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently presented scholarships to Ashlee Fahrney and Nathalie Murchison at South Hagerstown High School. Miss Fahrney accepted the Mildred R. Beckley South Hagerstown High School Educational Scholarship. Miss Murchison received the Sherrill Koontz Memorial Scholarship.

Ranked in the top ten of her class, Ashlee Fahrney participates in Advanced Choir, Honors Club and the National Honor Society. She will attend Hagerstown Community College and pursue a degree in nursing.

Nathalie Murchison also ranks in the top ten of her class. She is a cheerleader and serves on the Academic Leadership Academy, National Honor Society and the prom committee. She plans to major in forensic chemistry in college.


  • Dan Pheil Scholarship Established at Community Foundation

    May 20, 2015

    Bonnie Pheil and daughter, Tricia Johnson, recently created the Dan Pheil Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize Dan who passed away in February at the age of 64. The Dan Pheil Scholarship will make its first award to a deserving student in Washington County in the spring of 2016. Donations can be made in Mr. Pheil’s memory to the Community Foundation by clicking on the Donate button above.

  • Washington County Gives

    May 19, 2015

    The Community Foundation's Washington County Gives brought in more than $360,000 with online donations, matching dollars and prizes to 68 local nonprofit organizations. This 24-hour online, social-media fundraiser gave local nonprofits an opportunity to raise operating dollars for their organization.

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