The Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust represents the extraordinary repository of experience, hard work and achievement represented by the life and work of those awarded The Loudoun Laurels.
The Trust is, in and of itself, priceless.
Its value grows as the Laureates’ experience and commitment are invested in mentoring those who follow in their footsteps and in providing support for others who do the same.
The Trust represents the commitment of the program to preserve and pass on the experience and expertise of its Laureates. In addition, The Trust aims to seek out, recognize and provide financial support to outstanding individuals and organizations that promote stewardship and serve the people of Loudoun County.
The Trust will allocate funds each year to seek out, recognize and support students who demonstrate an early understanding of the importance of commitment to their community with the goal of engendering in them a greater understanding of stewardship as the keystone of their sense of civic responsibility.
To this end, the Loudoun Laurels formed a formal partnership with the two organizations within the Loudoun County Public Schools that will bring together past Laureates and current LCPS students.
CAMPUS seeks to provide support and encouragement to students who demonstrate the ability to achieve academic success and college admission. CAMPUS is designed to meet the specific needs of minority and first-generation college students. The program supports students through critical experiences that begin from the time students leave middle school until high school graduation. CAMPUS includes academic enrichment and support, development of self-advocacy skills, goal setting, mentorship opportunities and experiences, college and scholarship training, leadership development, carefully guided course selection, community service, and meaningful co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
AVID is a national program targeting students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard in rigorous high school courses. AVID students enroll in honors and Advanced Placement courses and an AVID elective course. During this elective, students learn organizational and study skills, work on building critical thinking skills, receive academic help from peers and tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities. AVID students are expected to enroll in the AVID elective course each year of high school.
In 2013, the Loudoun Laurels announced its first two scholarship award recipients, Sara Litke and Juan Jose Najera. Sara and Juan were our first graduates and Juan is pursuing a career in banking. Since 2013, the Trust has awarded scholarships to 15 scholarships of up to $10,000 for each student to pay tuition and fees for each of the recipients during their four-year term in college or university.