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2018 Loudoun Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Riverside High School

The Loudoun Education Foundation is pleased to support the 37th Annual LCPS Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF), which involves over 220 high school students from Loudoun County Public Schools. Science projects will be on display Thursday, March 15th, at Riverside High School.

The Foundation sponsors student awards for $1,000.


Willowcroft Science Endowment

Congratulations to 2017 Willowcroft Science Scholarship winner William Cho of John Champe High School. He was awarded a $4,000 scholarship. His teacher and inspiration is Jackie Curley of the Academy of Science, who received the $3,000 Willowcroft Science Teacher Award.

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The Willowcroft Science Endowment Fund is the result of a donation in excess of $100,000 by Lewis Parker, long time RSEF supporter, and the owner and winemaker at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Loudoun’s first commercial winery. Mr. Parker, also an Honorary Trustee of the Loudoun Education Foundation, generously added funding to the Willowcroft Science Endowment in 2009, and invites other members of the scientific community to participate.

The Willowcroft Science Endowment Fund permanently endows the Loudoun Education Foundation with an annual income stream restricted for use in support of Loudoun County Public Schools Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF), for which Mr. Parker has a special passion developed through years of meaningful involvement. The Piedmont Community Foundation invests and manages the endowment, and makes charitable distributions to the Loudoun Education Foundation, which administers grants for the sciences.

Lew_Parker“I really believe that science is the future for our county and our country” said Mr. Parker. “We need to motivate and support the kids who have an interest in science and the teachers who help them. I hope to be able to add to the fund in the future and that others will also contribute directly, or through this endowment.”

The Willowcroft Award, one of the scholarships ($4,000) supported by the Willowcroft Science Endowment, is given at the RSEF to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the sciences. A teacher is also awarded $3,000 in recognition of the support and mentoring they provide to students.

Members of the community are invited to contribute to the Willowcroft Science Endowment Fund. Those interested should contact Dawn Meyer, Executive Director of the Loudoun Education Foundation, 571-252-1102.