2016 Scholarships

2016 Video Scholarship Winners

$5,000 Winner: Taylor Rauch of Reston, VA (South Lakes High School).

$3,000 Winner: Elaine Chun of Centreville, VA (Chantilly High School), plans to attend the University of Virginia. 

$1,000 Winner: Michael Mallory of Leesburg, VA (Tuscarora High School), plans to attend Brigham Young University. 

$1,000 Winner: Brooke West of King George, VA (King George High School), plans to attend Clemson University. 

$1,000 Winner: Ella Deeken of McLean, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology), plans to attend the University of Chicago.

2016 Essay Scholarship Winners

$5,000 Winner: Elaine Chun of Centreville, VA (Chantilly High School), plans to attend the University of Virginia. Read Elaine’s essay.

$3,000 Winner: Anne Speer of Silver Spring, MD (St. John’s College High School), plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Read Anne’s essay.

$1,000 Winner: Aya Khalafalla of Springfield, VA (West Springfield High School), plans to attend George Mason University. Read Aya’s essay.

$1,000 Winner: Aaliyah Atkins of Alexandria, VA (Hayfield Secondary), plans to attend James Madison University. Read Aaliyah’s essay.

$1,000 Winner: Lucy Brown of Chevy Chase, MD (Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School). Read Lucy’s essay.

Previous Essay Scholarship Winners: 20072008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Previous Video Scholarship Winners: 2011201220132014, 2015

Bill Thomasson, donor father, presented two of the 2013 Legacy of Life Scholarships to winners at Westfield High School. Caitlyn Rudy (left) and Jessica Preston (right) are pictured in front of the art display case that was dedicated to Bill’s daughter Taylor, who became an organ donor when she died in 2007.


Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) does not collect personal information from website (www.beadonor.org) visitors.   Numerical data (e.g. numbers of visitors to the site or a particular page) are collected for statistical purposes only.  Students who submit essays will not be enrolled to receive extraneous emails and/or solicitations of any sort.  Only scholarship winners will be contacted by the staff of WRTC.  Scholarship recipients should note that their name, home town, high school, college/institution the student plans to attend, prize amount and winning essay will be listed on WRTC’s website and may also be used in other promotional materials (e.g., in WRTC newsletters, press materials and on WRTC’s Facebook page,www.facebook.com/beadonor).  Any photos submitted by the students or taken during the official in-person presentation of the scholarship may also be included in WRTC promotional materials.


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