Founded in 1995 by Bernie Tetreault, a former Executive Director of the Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC), THE BERNIE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose goal is to change lives through education for low-income students who live in subsidized rental housing in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The program fulfills this goal by providing financial support to augment traditional financial aid.
We support students' drive, persistence, courage and resilience.
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Bernie Scholarship Awardees left to right:
Yvette Hammond, single mom who completed her B.S. & is now in a Masters degree program, employed with benefits in Community Health & new homeowner;
Kimberly Hanson, new Bernie Board member & daughter of a single mom, completed her B.S. in biology & is working on a Masters degree; Maryamawit Abate, in her second year at Montgomery College in the Registered Nurse program.