Karen Carrington 2005
In a recommendation one teacher wrote: “Karen Carrington is an exceptional young woman. She is extremely bright, has tremendous artistic talent, and cares deeply about her community and nation. Any scholarship granted to her would be an investment in the future of Alexandria.” Following this teacher’s recommendation, The Scholarship Fund and the Alexandria community made an investment in Karen’s education by awarding her the TCW PTSA Scholarship. The community has earned a substantial return on that investment.
Karen is a Class of 1989 graduate of T.C. Williams who received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her law degree from George Washington University. She serves her country as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While a student at T.C. Williams she was active in Project Discovery, an organization that encourages college enrollment for students who are first in their families to attend. Today, Karen serves as Chairman of the Board for Project Discovery.
Karen is also an active member of the Mount Vernon Branch of the American Association of University Women and regularly finds time to tutor young students at the Alexandria Black History Resource Center. She is the proud parent of Miles, who is in the seventh grade.
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is pleased to honor Karen Carrington as a Portrait of Success.
T.C. Williams Class of 1989
B.A. Northwestern University, 1993
J.D. George Washington University, 1999