Loudoun Laurels to Honor Bouweiri, Cook for Service; Awards 3 Scholarships

The Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust has announced two new honorees and awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors.

The Loudoun Laurels program recognizes community leaders for their service through its annual awards program and seeks to support the next generation of community leaders through mentorship and scholarships. Since 2013, the Trust has awarded 18 scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for each student to pay tuition and fees for each of the recipients during their four-year term in college or university. The Trust seeks out students who demonstrate an early understanding of the importance of commitment to their community with the goal of engendering in them a greater understanding of stewardship as the keystone of their sense of civic responsibility.

Reston Limo founder and CEO Kristina Bouweiri and longtime community volunteer Di Cook will be inducted as the newest Loudoun Laurels during the annual gala, to be held Friday, Sept. 27at 6:30 p.m. at Belmont Country Club. They join a roster of 22 other Loudoun residents who have been recognized for their community to community service and dedication to civic leadership.

The Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust awarded three scholarships to graduating seniors who participated in the CAMPUS and AVID programs, which are designed to help students overcome challenges in the pursuit of a college education.

This year’s scholarships were presented to:

  • Maria-Paula Proano a graduate of Riverside High School who participated in the CAMPUS program. She will attend George Mason University to major in psychology and plans to continue in graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in special education.
  • Luis Gamboa Roble is a graduate of Park View High School who participated in the AVID program. He will attend George Mason University to study environmental sustainability.
  • Eduardo Trujillo is a graduate of Tuscarora High School who participated in the AVID program. He will attend George Mason University to study biomedical engineering.

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