The fund awarded its inaugural scholarship to Satia Longe in 2017. During her time at PHSCFA, Satia took advanced placement classes in economics, U.S. history, human geography, American government and politics. She was also captain of the school’s varsity volleyball team and a member of the mock trial team and the debate club.
Longe served the homeless as a volunteer for Neighbors in Need and lobbied the state Senate on behalf of Pataspsco’s once-shuttered Patriot Java Stop which was reinstated after a successful bill introduced by Del. Robin Grammer (R-6).
Satia currently attends Towson University.
The recipient will be selected in the spring by a committee of PHSCFA teachers and guidance counselors. The decision to grant the award is based on the following criteria:
- The recipient must have demonstrated and achieved a balance of academic success, leadership ability, and community service in his/her time at PHSCFA:
- Academic: The recipient must be ranked in the top 30% of graduating students at the time of selection and must have proven success with managing a challenging course load.
- Leadership: The recipient must have served in a leadership role in a PHSCFA club, extracurricular activity, or sports team.
- Community: The recipient must have demonstrated a commitment to giving back through volunteer work or community service during his/her time at PHSCFA.
- The recipient intends to enroll at a two or four-year college or university in the fall of 2018.
- The recipient demonstrates financial need, as verified by PHSCFA guidance counselors/selection committee.
- The recipient has devoted considerable time to extracurricular activities (can be PHSCFA sponsored, a community/religious organization, or part-time job/work program), exhibits integrity and exceptional character in and out of the classroom, and has demonstrated a commitment to leaving a lasting impact on his/her school and community, as determined by PHSCFA guidance counselors/selection committee.