The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria


Invest in the Future through The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria


Volunteers Collect Pledges
at The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria was established in 1986 with the aim of ensuring that all academically qualified T.C. Williams High School seniors have access to financial resources so that they can attend college, vocational or technical school upon graduation.

The program is two-fold:

  • Students and their families receive counseling on how to access all federal, state and private financial aid to education assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria awards last dollar scholarships of $2,000-$5,000 to help fill the gap when the expected family contribution and aid received from other sources is not enough. Student award recipients are encouraged to reapply for renewal scholarships while they are in school.

In addition to Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and renewal awards, both supported from the general fund, the Fund oversees more than 100 memorial and commemorative scholarships established to honor individuals, businesses or other organizations in the Alexandria community.

During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, the Fund awarded $372,000 in aid to 224 members of the T.C. Williams Class of 2008 and $366,499 to 174 former award recipients still in school and demonstrating need of financial assistance. Over the past twenty years, the Fund has awarded more than $5.5 million to over 2,900 T.C. Williams students to help fund their post secondary education.

You may contribute to the general fund to help provide need-based scholarships; establish a named scholarship; join the Business Educator Partners Program; become an Honor Roll Donor; or pledge to the annual telethon. All of your donations will brighten a young person's education future.

Opportunities for Giving

School Year 2009-2010

United Way:  Designate #8465 

Combined Federal CampaignDesignate #35095

October 25, 2009
Comcast/Scholarship Fund Telethon: Live Telethon and entertainment will be broadcast from T.C. Williams High School on Comcast Channel 69.  Call 703-824-6730 between 4 and 9 p.m. to pledge or pledge over our website:

Pledge by March 1, 2010
Named Scholarship Campaign: Honor an individual or an organization by donating a scholarship in their name. Pledge by March 1, 2009 to award a scholarship in June 2009.

May 8, 2010 - Spring Gala Celebration
Corporate Honor Roll Campaign/Gala Celebration: Call 703-824-6730 to receive an invitation.


Business Educators Partnerships: A special relationship with select companies or organizations pairing Scholarship Fund activities and corporate support.

Planned Giving: Call 703-824-6730 for more information about the tax benefits of planned giving.

501(c)(3) Verification Letter

Scholarships Awarded in 2010