Visit Loudoun Foundation
The mission of the Visit Loudoun Foundation is to support and broaden the health and prosperity of the hospitality and tourism industry in Loudoun County, Virginia.
In 2007 Visit Loudoun worked through the Northern Virginia Community Foundation to establish a scholarship fund in order to offer scholarships to graduating Loudoun County high school seniors for continuing education in the fields of tourism and hospitality studies.
In March of 2008, Visit Loudoun created the Visit Loudoun Foundation (previously called the Loudoun Destination Foundation) as a 501(c)3 charitable affiliate in order to continue providing scholarships, as well as coordinate/support educational programs, pursue market research opportunities, and assist in bringing employment opportunities to the tourism and hospitality industry of Loudoun.
Fundraising events from 2007 through 2019 have enabled Visit Loudoun to award more than $139,000 in scholarship funds to students who have graduated from Loudoun County High Schools.
2020 Visit Loudoun Foundation Scholarship
The 2020 Visit Loudoun Foundation scholarship is now open. There will be up to 4 scholarships available at $2,500 each. Applications are due to the school guidance office by March 25, 2020. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Please note that the Board of Directors reserves the right not to award the scholarship if it does not receive suitable applicants or complete applications. Decisions of the Board are final.
Emily Miller--Blackwater Beef, Board Chair
Tony Stafford--Ford's Fish Shack, Board Vice-Chair,
Beth Erickson--Visit Loudoun, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Carol Welti--Washington Airports Task Force
Leland Mahan--Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan, and Mitchell, Attorneys at Law
Gary Clemens--Loudoun County Clerk of Circuit Court
Robert Weil--Law Office of Robert J. Weil, PLLC
Erin Lombardi--Director of Business and Brand Development, Tarara Winery