Community Foundation Scholarships Launch Promising Academic Career
January 10, 2017
Zachary Sims won a record-breaking five scholarships through The Community Foundation when he was a Riverbend High School senior in 2015.
Today, Zach is in his second year at William and Mary.
He's a member of the football team where he was redshirted his first year, was named Quarterback Club Scout Offensive Player of the Year, and received CCA Academic All-Conference Team distinction. Among many extra-curricular involvements, Zach is the Treasurer for his Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Vice President of Public Relations for the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Continuing the academic standards that helped him win such a high number of scholarships from The Community Foundation, Zach made Dean's List his freshman year and again for the Fall semester. He also received the William and Mary Provost's Award for Academic Excellence.
Looking forward, Zach is applying to the Mason School of Business having chosen to major in Business Administration with a concentration on Finance.
At the Spring 2016 Scholarship reception, Zach addressed the newest class of Community Foundation scholarship recipients. He told them to “get involved” and not to be afraid of being too ambitious. He also expressed his gratitude to each of the donors who created funds at the foundation.
"[The scholarship donors] made William and Mary possible for me," he said. "They allowed me to focus on academics, athletics and student leadership."
The Community Foundation greatly appreciates Zach’s willingness to return to the Fredericksburg area during his spring break last year in order to address our 2016 high school graduate winners.
We trust that this newest class of scholarship winners is willing to put Zach’s advice and inspiration into practice!
High school seniors may apply for a 2017 scholarship. Visit the foundation's Scholarships webpage here: http://www.cfrrr.org/apply-for-grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/.
The 2017 application deadline is March 5th at 11:00PM.
To create a charitable giving fund, visit our Establish a Fund webpage here: http://www.cfrrr.org/make-a-charitable-impact/establishing-a-fund/.
Zachary Sims was a 2015 winner of the following scholarships:
The Baron P. "Deuce" Braswell II Memorial Scholarship
The Rosie Lee Dawson Scholarship
The Rev. Douglas T. Pinkard Scholarship
The Seay Family Scholarship
The Mary B. and Perry A. Thompson Scholarship