2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Congratulations

Family Foundation 4 Learning

July 2020

Congratulations to the 2020

Scholarship Award Recipients

The Family Foundation 4 Learning, headquartered in Capitol Heights, Maryland announces its tenth year of scholarship awards to high school seniors. The Foundation selects applicants in the order of need, academics, community service, extracurricular activities and writing communications. Three awards were made this year for a four-year scholarship of $1,000 distributed over the four-year college career. 

Our recipients for 2020 are:


           Thressa Edwards          Kylie Herrera            Trina Sexton
  Phoebus High School   SOAR High School  SOAR High School
           Hampton, Va.             Lancaster, Ca.           Lancaster, Ca.

Thressa Edwards

Thressa has graduated from Phoebus High School with a weighted G.P.A of 4.3. She is active in her community providing childcare services to children while their parents are in church service at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple. She is also a volunteer librarian at the Hampton Public Library and works with children at Hampton Healthy Families through the Mayors Book Club and School-age Playgroup. During her time at Phoebus High School, Thressa has been an invaluable member of the Phoebus Field Hockey Team and has attended New Horizons for both Pharmacy and Early Childhood Education programs. Despite her busy schedule during the summer of 2019, Thressa was a vital participant in The Fort Monroe Stewardship Academy. This summer job/learning opportunity introduced young people to the concept of conservation and stewardship of public lands and monuments through the National Park Service. Thressa is a member of the National Honor Society and several other subject related Honor societies including the National English Honor Society. She has accepted an offer of admission to continue to pursue her education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.


Kylie Herrera

Kylie graduated with a weighted G.P.A of 4.4. Kylie is a first-generation college student having been raised in a “hard working Latino single parent home”. Kylie finds time to volunteer at the local “All Care Pet Clinic” where she works in most phases of the operation with animals and owners assisting with medical procedures and owner relations. She volunteers regularly for Kiwanis Club events such as The Joe Davis Heritage Airpark cleanup, the Annual Duck Race and has hosted an “Awakethon” that raised thousands of dollars for the Pediatric Trauma Program. Kylie has been a member of the “Keyclub (the largest club on campus) for four years and has been its leader as President for two of those years. Kylie has also received Academic Achievement Awards for maintaining a G.P.A. greater than 3.99. She has also been a member of the National Honor Society for the last two years. Kylie has been accepted for admission at the University of California Santa Cruz, Channel Islands California State University and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Kylie has accepted the offer of admission to continue her education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.


Trina Sexton

Trina has maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. from 2016 to 2019 and is graduating with a weighted G.P.A. of 4.6. Trina volunteers at her church in the Courtyard Café where she works with other volunteers serving the entire congregation before, between and after services. Prior to and since serving at her church, Trina has been a consistent volunteer at Sunnydale Elementary School tutoring underserved children and has assisted in their “Ballroom After School Program”. As a result of her hard work and dedication at Sunnydale Elementary School, she was named “Best Volunteer for 2019”. At school, Trina has honed her leadership skills through her participation in the SOAR Ambassadors Program. She has been a Leader there for three years and currently as Leader of Leaders she manages the entire program. The SOAR Ambassadors play a very important role helping freshman students transition from junior high to high school and college so much so that it has been recognized as a positive focal point in recent school WASC (Western Association Of Schools and Colleges) accreditation. Trina’s work as one of only two “Get Schooled Ambassadors” for her entire class has resulted in a total of $7,000 being awarded to the school in school academic competitions. Trina earned a Science Medal in 2018 and 2 “Osher Scholar” awards, all further indications of the quality she brings to all her life challenges. Trina was accepted for admission to San Diego State University, University of California Riverside, and California State University, Long Beach. Trina has accepted the offer of admission to continue her education at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California.


to the 2019 Award Recipient

David Topchyan,


SOAR High School, Lancaster, California 

David Topchyan is a graduating student from SOAR (Students On Academic Rise) High School, Lancaster, California, class of 2019

David plans to continue his education at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia studying Computer Science/Business Administration. David has distinguished himself as a leader both in academics and in the community. He is an active tutor assisting other students at SOAR High School. In the community David also helped to organize the Color Vibe 5K Run for the city, conducted math Tutoring for local churches and at SOAR High School and helped to set up a Carnival for kids at Esperanza Elementary School.

Moorpark, California

Congratulations! to 
Arianna J. Henry-Brooks! 
Our 2018 Scholarship Recipient!
Arianna graduated from Moorpark High School in Moorpark, California! Arianna is a well rounded student who maintains a 3.20 GPA while giving back to those around her. Active in the Ruben Castro  Community Charity and coaches in the Bulldog Girls Youth Soccer Federation! Arianna was crowned Miss Moorpark 2018! We are proud to be associated with a person of such high quality! We wish Arianna the best in her future!

Congratulations to the 

2017 Award Recipient

Stephanie Kristina Goldsberry

 The Family Foundation 4 Learning, headquartered in Moorpark, California has announced its seventh year of scholarship awards to high school seniors. The Foundation selects applicants in the order of need, academics, community service, extracurricular activities and writing communications.

 For academic excellence, community involvement and demonstrated commitment to seeking the highest quality of life for herself and her environment
A scholarship of $1,000 distributed over four years was awarded to:
Stephanie Goldsberry, 2017 class of Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley, California, Sponsored by Sherwood Mortgage Group, Thousand Oaks, CA    
Stephanie has been accepted to and plans to attend Utah State University in the fall.

Stephanie Kristina Goldsberry
Stephanie is a Southern California native currently residing in Simi Valley, California with her parents Steve Goldsberry and Kris Kraves and younger sister, Katja. Stephanie was born with a natural aptitude for the mathematics of sciences and has excelled in these educational curriculums. She will graduate later this month with a G.P.A of 4.28 from Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, California. As described by one of her teachers “Stephanie is extremely efficient in her studies, she is clever in problem solving and she is able to pick up difficult concepts in an amazingly short time. She sits in class quietly, takes meticulous notes, and always adds interesting insight into classroom discussions. I have had the opportunity to see her work in groups while doing lab work; she always seems to take the lead and she interacts well with her colleagues. Stephanie is not only able to excel at academics, she has also been very busy as a volunteer and member of United Cerebral Palsy's Chatsworth Family Organization at their Chatsworth location. She helps guide the organization in fundraising efforts, participates in client events, and brainstorms ideas to benefit the mentally and physically disabled clients, which includes her uncle, and their staff from what I can tell, she seems to keep both her academic and social lives in good balance.” Stephanie also is a Volunteer Vacation Bible School Crew Leader at Simi Covenant Church. She has distinguished herself further having received a Certificate of Merit from Society of Women Engineers. Stephanie has found additional balance as an Assistant Horse Trainer in Horse Behavior Modification since June 2013.
Stephanie speaks of her dream in one of her essays.

Invest in My Dream
A scholarship will facilitate my dream to design and construct prosthetic limbs for physically disabled people. Born out of my academic passion for calculus and my special talent for working with physically disabled people, I plan to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Calculus, the foundation of all engineering, sparked the dedication of my college career to the field. In Calculus, I enjoyed confronting complex concepts head-on with critical thinking and problem-solving skills and secured the top spot. My teacher, a powerful mentor, nurtured my natural aptitude for the subject to help me flourish in it.
Growing up with the physically disabled drove me to consider a career that involved them. As a toddler, I have accompanied my family to visit my handicapped uncle at his United Cerebral Palsy home in Chatsworth and volunteered at their holiday celebrations, helping with setup, distributing food, and interacting with the residents. When I was older, I contributed my ideas and opinions to important matters during the bimonthly family meetings.

I aspire to make a difference in the lives of the physically disabled, and a scholarship will make that dream a reality.

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