C&P Matching Scholarship Program

Since 1993, the Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club has awarded an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman from the DC metro area. This award focuses on the best and brightest students, and the award amount is matched by the University in years 2, 3 and 4.

C&P Pitt Club Steiner-Pickard Four Year Grant Program

In addition to the Matching Scholarship Program, the Club has recently introduced a new offering for students. The new Steiner-Pickard Four Year Grant supports local area students who demonstrate financial need.

Both the Matching Scholarship and Steiner-Pickard Grant are supported by the Club's Endowed Scholarship Fund, made possible by generous donations from Club members. These donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in making a contribution to either scholarship fund, please go to: Make a Donation
If you prefer to send a donation by mail, you can print the following document and send with payment to the address listed on the form: Scholarship Donation Form

Recent Scholarship and Grant Recipients

2012 Scholarship Winner - Alex Carter

Alex Carter graduated from Hereford High School in Parkton, MD. Alex balanced a challenging academic courseload with a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Alex served as the captain of his school's tennis team. He was also named to the Spanish Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. Additionally, Alex participated in the Physics Olympics.

Alex plans to study Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. He intends to become a physician.



2010 Scholarship Winner - Emily Maier

Emily Maier is from Arlington, VA and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. During high school, Emily was involved in a dizzying amount of activities. She was Business Editor and contributor for the school's literary magazine, Head Sound Designer for drama productions, played clarinet in the marching band, and was a member of the softball team. Emily was an AP Scholar with Distinction and earned a National Latin Exam silver medal. She still found time to tutor and to volunteer at Virginia Hospital Center.

Emily is undecided about her major, but is interested in Neuroscience and Psychology.



2010 Steiner-Pickard Grant Recipient - Carlos Arguero

Carlos Arguero is from Bel Air, MD and graduated from Aberdeen High School. Carlos was a distinguished AP scholar who was a Team Leader for robotics competitions, a member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies, and a mentor to 4th and 5th graders interested in engineering and technology through the FIRST LEGO League. Carlos is also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and is active in community service.

In the fall, Carlos will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.



2010 Steiner-Pickard Grant Recipient - Andrew Lopatka

Andrew Lopatka is from Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Gonzaga College High School. Andrew was a four-year participant in cross-country, a member of the National Honor Society, and active with community service in his area. In his free time, Andrew has a passion for bicycling and planned a cross-country bicycling tour with his brother.

Andrew is interested in an Engineering major at Pitt.



2010 Steiner-Pickard Grant Recipient - Julia Radomski

Julia Radomski is from Silver Spring, MD. Julia graduated from Montgomery Blair High school a year early to participate in a foreign student exchange program in Spain. While in school, she was a Communication Arts Program student, a founding member of the Women's Advocacy Club and Arts Appreciation Club, and a member of the yearbook and newspaper staffs. She was also an active Girl Scout, assisting with summer camps and interning with the Girl Scout Congressional Aide Program. Most recently, Julia interned with the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance to low-income families with children who have life-threatening illnesses. With her spare time, she is an actress in community theater and enjoys yoga.

Julia is undecided about her major, but is interested social work.



2009 Scholarship Winner - Yusuf Ahmad

The 2009 Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club Scholarship has been awarded to Yusuf Ahmad of Laytonsville, MD. Yusuf is a graduate of Gaithersburg High School. During high school, Yusuf was involved in the marching, jazz, and symphonic bands. He was also a member of the varsity basketball team. Yusuf was selected for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Internship Gains in the Education of Math and Science Program.

He plans to pursue a degree in neuroscience.



2009 Steiner-Pickard Four Year Grant Recipient - Antonia Curtin

Antonia Curtin is from Bethesda, MD and attended Walt Whitman High School. She was the recipient of a number of scholastic awards, in addition to participating in any array of community service activities. She was also an active partipant in athletic activities such as rowing and track.

Antonia plays to pursue a degree in bioengineering.



2008 Scholarship Winner - Rinal Choksi

The 2008 Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club Scholarship has been awarded to Rinal Choksi of Fairfax, VA. Rinal is a graduate of Fairfax High School. During high school, Rinal was President of the South Asian Student Society, Vice President of the Science Honor Society, and Vice President of the History Honor Society. She has also volunteered with Creative Classrooms, Food of Others, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Rinal plans to pursue a degree in biology.



2008 Steiner-Pickard Four Year Grant Recipient - Tara Matthews

Tara Matthews is from Elkridge, MD and graduated from Long Reach High School in Columbia, MD. During high school, Tara was an aide for the Special Needs department, president of the National Art Honor Society, and a participant in the Black Student Achievement Program, the Advanced Placement Scholars group and the Good Karma Group. In her spare time, Tara volunteered in the community by tutoring elementary students and working as an assistant instructor at Kumon Columbia East where she instructs students and manages their class and homework assignments. Tara also represented her state and country on a 22 day journey to Italy, France, Greece and England through the People-to-People Student Ambassador program between 10th and 11th grades.

Tara is currenlty undecided about her major but interested in business and international relations.



2007 Scholarship Winner - Brian Hu

The 2007 Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club Scholarship has been awarded to Brian Hu of Vienna, VA. Brian is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology. In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano and chess and has won numerous awards for each. Active in community service, Brian is a member of the Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and was involved in the 2005 Global Young Leaders Conference.

Brian plans to pursue a bioengineering major within the School of Engineering.



2006 Scholarship Winner - Christina Whittaker

Christina Whittaker was a 2006 graduate of the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. She was the president of her student government and president of the Diversity Club at her school. She participated in Varsity Track & Field and was the captain of the Women’s Varsity Basketball Team. Christina also volunteered her time as a mentor, a tutor, and a member of her Church Youth Council.

Christina intends to study finance and international business when she enters the University of Pittsburgh this fall.



2005 Scholarship Winner - Eliza Farrell
Eliza Farrell was a 2005 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Maryland. Eliza was a varsity swimmer, an editor for the school's Literary Magazine, and participated in the Drama Club. Eliza also volunteered her time through Girl Scouts, the Peace and Justice Team and through various other philanthropic organizations.

Eliza was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh's Honors College where she pursues a degree in English.

2004 Scholarship Winner - Douglas Denison
Douglas Denison was a 2004 graduate of South Carroll High School in Maryland.  He was a member of the Student Government, Drama Club, and the National Honor Society, played in the school's jazz band, and was a member of the varsity golf team.  Douglas was also president of the Carroll County Board of Education and a member of the Maryland Leadership Workshops Policy Board.

Douglas was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh Honor's College where he is pursuing a degree in history/liberal arts.


Douglas had this to say after year two at Pitt:

"Just wanted to update the Pitt Club on what I've been up to lately. My sophomore year is in the books of course, finished with a 3.7 qpa. Still sticking with my English lit. major, but I'm adding a philosophy minor as well. Next spring I plan to study abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland, from what I've heard it should be amazing.

This summer I have an internship at the Baltimore Examiner newspaper which has been a really great experience thus far. Working at the PittNews has really gotten me excited about journalism and newspaper writing, so this internship was a logical step. I'm also working part time this summer as a clerk for an attorney in Columbia.

As for this fall, I'm really excited about serving as the photo editor for the Panther Prints yearbook. I'll get to take a lot of pictures and even earn some money doing it."

2003 Scholarship Winner Karen Ochsenreiter
Karen Ochsenreiter was a 2003 graduate of Sherwood High School in Maryland.  She was a member of the French Honor Society, played soccer, and volunteered for various organizations.  In addition, she had the opportunity to travel to Belgium to study abroad.

Karen studies psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and is interested in the Study Abroad and Semester at Sea programs.

2002 Scholarship Winner - Korey Gross
Korey Gross was the 2002 Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club scholarship recipient.  Korey's selection was based on academic credentials sent to the Committee by the University Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, a writing sample, and a personal interview.

A 2002 graduate of Lake Braddock High School in Northern Virginia, Korey studied both Computer and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. This decision was based, in part, on Korey's successful project in the Toshiba Explorer Contest in which he and his team designed a "Human-mimicking" robot.

Korey was an outstanding athlete at Lake Braddock, earning all-district and all-regional honors in both football and track. He also was active in a peer tutoring and counseling program which helps develop better reading skills.  Korey was a member of the National Honor Society.

At the University of Pittsburgh Korey participated in the Pathfinder Program.

2001 Scholarship Winner - Ashley Holland
Ashley Holland was the 2001 Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club scholarship recipient. Ashley will receive $1000 from the club for her first year at Pitt.

Ashley was a graduate of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland.  Her weighted grade point average was 4.4 and her SAT I score was a 1300. She majored in Bioengineering.  At Good Counsel, she was a member of the soccer team and student government. Outside of school, she works part-time at Target and serves as a camp counselor.

2000 Scholarship Winner - Laura Tabellion
Laura was a graduate of Chesapeake High School in Severna Park, MD. Her grade point average was 4.0 and she earned a score of 1410 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.  At Chesapeake, she was a star player on the lacrosse team and she played the saxophone in the marching band. Laura intends to study Physical Therapy at Pitt

Laura received a $500 award from the Chesapeake and Potomac Pitt Club and the University Alumni Association matched the $500 award for each of Laura's subsequent years at the University.



Other Past Scholarship Winners
1999 - Edmund Douglass
1998 - Chad Rabinovitz
1998 - Christine Dahl
1997 - Alexander Rzasa
1997 - Mary Witzig
1996 - Clifford Robinson
1996 - Diane Little Brewer
1996 - Christy Hough
1995 - Carolyn Amspaugh
1994 - Lauren Hillman
1993 - Brian Wessman
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