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The 2024 Dulce Deinken Scholarship - $1,000


The Dulce Deinken scholarship will help a student in Fairfax County, Virginia, attend college (2 or 4 year), technical school, or an apprenticeship program in healthcare. We intend to award this scholarship to a graduate from an underserved community.


Please see the information below.


Geographic Location: Applicant must be a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia. Any high school graduate in the county can apply for the scholarship.  Special consideration will be given to graduates of Justice High School, Mount Vernon High School, or John Lewis High School.


Selection Criteria: Applicant must submit: (1) proof of acceptance to college, technical school, or an apprenticeship program in healthcare; (2) a 500-word or less essay describing the challenges you have overcome and the actions you have taken to move forward with your dream of a healthcare career; and (3) any additional information that highlights a commitment to a healthcare career. Note: Completing the Fairfax County Health Department's "Public Health Youth Ambassadors Program" (PHYAP) would significantly strengthen an application, as would including a copy of the applicant's PHYAP "project."  


Submission Process: A student can apply for this scholarship by sending the following via email or postal mail: (1) proof of enrollment in a college, technical school, or apprenticeship healthcare training program; (2) 500 word or less essay on the challenges faced and actions taken to pursue a healthcare career; and (3) any additional information that can demonstrate your commitment to a career in healthcare (e.g., participation in programs like the PHYAP).  The email or postal mail with this information should be submitted to Michael Maxey (email: or mailed to the Marie Maxey Foundation, 5525 Talon Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22032.


Deadline for Submission: All submissions must be received by August 31, 2024. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. 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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