Scholarship by Design

Next time you shop at Giant, check out the reusable bags they sell. Their colorful design is the work of EIP senior Worachet “Boon” Sakprayoonpong. Giant Stores partnered with the quiz show “It’s Academic” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show and invited high school students from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland to enter a design competition for the bags. Boon’s design, which combines the Giant logo and elements from “It’s Academic,” won the contest and its $1,500 scholarship prize. Boon, who has been drawing all his life, has recently started studying art and thinking about it as a career. He credits EIP’s mentoring program with keeping him focused and successful in the classroom. He hopes to study art at college.

Scholarship by Design

During the Fall semester, several EIP Students enrolled at Mason were awarded the George Mason University Diversity Scholarship, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Northrop Grumman Credit Union, and from the 2010 GMU University Life Diversity Golf Classic. The golf tournament sponsors included: Sandy Spring Bank, US Operations of CACI, QinetiQ, Lockheed Martin, former Redskin Mr. Brian Mitchell, Systems Applications, Inc., Triumph Technologies, Inc., New World Bilingual Institute, and Mr. Anthony Pierce. In total, 18 EIP Students enrolled at Mason were awarded scholarship for the Spring Semester of 2011.

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