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Pay It Forward Senior Class Gift

Monday, May 13, 2013
In 2010, the senior class established a new tradition at Marymount, in which the funds raised for the Senior Class Gift would go to benefit the Pay It Forward Scholarship. Every $500 raised for the scholarship goes to sponsor one incoming freshman the following year. The Class of 2013 has raised over $1470 as of May 1 to sponsor members of the Class of 2016. The Senior Class Gift Committee – consisting of Asia Cunningham, Hallie Houts, Marissa McGrath and Kritishma Shrestha – worked diligently throughout the year to publicize the Senior Class Gift and raise funds. Thank you to all the seniors who donated!

2012-13 Recipients of the Pay It Forward Scholarship, Funded by the Class of 2012:

Photo 1, Left: Ashlan Morgan, Class of 2016
Major: Criminal Justice & Forensic Science

Ashlan says, "Receiving the Pay It Forward Scholarship has brought me comfort knowing that I will be able to afford all of the things I need to succeed in school."

Orginally from Front Royal, VA, Ashlan is majoring in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. On campus, she is involved with the Science Club, Fitness Club, and College Democrats. After graduating she hopes to work for the FBI as a criminal profiler.

Photo 1, Right: Mackenzie Meyer, Class of 2016
Major: Pre Physical Therapy

Mackenzie says, "The Pay It Forward Scholarship means a lot to me. It has given me less to worry about when it comes to paying off student loans and has allowed me to enjoy my time at Marymount."

Originally from Silver Spring, MD, Mackenzie is enrolled in the Pre-Physical Therapy program. She is currently training as an acrobat on the U.S. National Team in a facility near Marymount. After graduating Mackenzie plans to attend grad school to become a physical therapist.

Photo 2, Left: Alana Patterson, Class of 2016
Major: Nursing

Alana says, "The Pay It Forward Scholarship has allowed me to pursue my dreams to the fullest."

Alana is originally from Kernersville, NC, and is majoring in Nursing. On campus, she is involved with the Fitness Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as L.I.S.T. After graduating, Alana plans to work in a local hospital.

Photo 2, Right: Jenifer Castro, Class of 2016
Major: Nursing

Jenifer says, "The Pay It Forward Scholarship is a blessing to me. It has made me work harder in my studies here at Marymount. It has also made me value the education I am receiving because I know that not everyone has an opportunity like I do."

Originally from Alexandria, Jenifer is majoring in Nursing. After graduating, she wants to visit Mexico and help out at hospitals with limited resources.

Photo 3, Left: Rachel Petet, Class of 2016
Major: Biology

Rachel says, "The Pay It Forward Scholarship has made me feel that I have made the right decision about my future and affirms my success. It has taken the burden of finding extra resources off of my family."

Rachel is from Prince George, VA, and is majoring in Biology. On campus, she has participated in the Common Ground Volunteer Service Day. After graduating, she plans to work as an ecologist.

Photo 3, Right: Caitlin Bousquet, Class of 2016
Major: Biology

Caitlin says, "Receiving the Pay It Forward Scholarship is a great relief to me. I plan on going to medical school after graduating, so acquiring a lot of debt is a major concern for me, especially as I am paying for my own education entirely through loans and scholarships."

Originally from Narragansett, RI, Caitlin is majoring in Biology with a pre-med track. On campus, Caitlin works at the Lee Center planning and coordinating events. After graduating, Caitlin plans on going to medical school to become a dermatologist, and would like to volunteer for Doctors Without Borders, a charity organization that sends doctors to places in need of basic health care.