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The 2024 Dilian Deal Scholarship - $1,000


The Dilian Deal scholarship will help a Latino youth in Fairfax County, Virginia, attend college (2 or 4 year), technical school, or an apprenticeship program in the healthcare field.  Please see the information below.


Geographic Location: Applicant must be a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia.


Selection Criteria: Applicant must provide (1) proof of completion of the Fairfax County Public Health Youth Ambassadors Program, (2) proof of acceptance to college, technical school, or an apprenticeship program in the healthcare field, and (3) submit a 500-word or less essay describing the challenges you have overcome to move forward with your education.  The essay should be on the following theme: “What is the biggest obstacle I have overcome in life and what did I learn from it?”  


Submission Process: Please submit your essay along with your name, mailing address, and proof of completion of PHYAP and enrollment in a college, technical school, or apprenticeship program to Michael Maxey (email: or mail to the Marie Maxey Foundation, 5525 Talon Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22032.


Deadline for Submission: All submissions must be received by August 15, 2024.  Receipt of submissions will be confirmed by email.  All submissions will be reviewed and a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in September 2024. Please note that the scholarship check will be sent to the student's account at their college or technical school.


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Maxey at

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