Friends of FA Awards Round Table Scholarship to Four Members of the Class of 2021

Knight Fund FA'21 Scholarship Winners
This year’s winners (left to right) are: Raymond Villegas, Ari Jenkins, Jeannette Nunez Abreu, and Marilyn Flores Santos.

Throughout college, there are several crucial moments that can put a student at risk of leaving school. 

To assist our alumni in managing financial barriers that can hinder them from entering or persisting through their post-secondary schooling and careers, The Friends of FA created the Round Table Scholarship. 

This scholarship will provide targeted long-term support for students by awarding them $10,000 for college expenses over the course of four years.

The recipients of this year’s Round Table Scholarships are not only outstanding students, but they also possess the qualities that are essential for college success. These include self-motivation, adaptability, empathy, and an interest in supporting others on their journey to and through college. As part of the award, these four brand new FA alumni have also committed to participating in upcoming FA community events and activities. 

The 2021 Round Table Scholarship Winners are: 

  • Jeanette Nunez Abreu
  • Ari Jenkins
  • Marilyn Flores Santos
  • Raymond Villegas

Ari Jenkins will attend East Stroudsburg University and plans to major in Exercise Science and Business. Marilyn Flores Santos (also a Class of 2021 Valedictorian) will attend Smith College, majoring in Liberal Arts. Jeanette Nunez Abreu will attend Villanova University, majoring in Marketing, and Raymond Villegas will pursue Secondary Education at the College of New Jersey. 

“We sincerely congratulate all winners and participants,” said Howie Powers, Chair of the Friends of Foundation Academies board. “In addition to following their own dreams, we believe these students will encourage and inspire others.” 

Join us in support of FA students by giving to the Spring Knight Fund Challenge, which ends today, June 30, 2021.

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Mary-Anne Smith

Mary-Anne Smith is a member of the Advancement team at Foundation Academies. In her role she supports the mission by engaging, partnering with, and securing financial support from a diverse spectrum of audiences through integrated, strategically aligned communications, engagement programs, and philanthropic opportunities.

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