Simon Youth Foundation launches application period for scholarship program

The group associated with shopping outlets in Leesburg and Pentagon City is offering $1,500 in scholarship rewards for local high school seniors.

high school seniors at graduation flipping their tassles
Photo by Caleb Woods

If you live in Northern Virginia, then you’ve shopped at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Leesburg Premium Outlets more than onceit’s just a given. And now, to thank loyal shoppers and Northern Virginia locals, the Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) is awarding scholarships to local high schoolers.

Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community in the nation that is home to a Simon Mall, Mills or Premium Outlets center, including Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Leesburg Premium Outlets.

Seniors graduating in 2020 have until Wednesday, Feb. 19 to apply to the scholarship, which will award a one-time, $1,500 scholarship to recipients, which can be applied to tuition at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school. Students applying must be high school seniors and live in the surrounding communities of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Leesburg Premium Outlets.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academics, financial need, their written essays, work experience, extracurriculars and community involvement. Recipients will be notified in May.

Want to support the scholarship? Shoppers at Simon malls can purchase a SYF Visa Simon gift card. One dollar from each sale of a gift card directly funds the foundation’s scholarship and graduation programs. In addition, shoppers can opt to donate leftover gift card balance to SYF as well.

Find the application at syf.org/scholarships.

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