Seven Early Identification Program Students Win Scholarships to GMU

News Release
May 26, 2020

Seven students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) who were enrolled in the district’s Early Identification Program (EIP) have been named winners of scholarships to George Mason University (GMU).

The scholarship winners are:
Elene Lipartiani of Oakton High School; Katherine Fernandez Villalba of Justice High School; Rachelle DeLeon of Mount Vernon High School; Keiry Chicas of West Potomac High School; Jackson Ramos of Annandale High School; Amy Barrios of Fairfax High School; and Miguelangel Romero of Annandale High School.

EIP is one of four College Success programs offered to FCPS students that helps prepare middle and high school students for college.  Each year, a limited number of students—who are nominated by a teacher, school counselor, or caring adult—join the program. One hundred percent of EIP students will be the first in their family to attend college, and some receive free or reduced-price meals.  The five-year program guarantees admission to GMU as long as the student follows a pre-college curriculum, successfully completes the program in good academic standing, and meet GMU admission requirements. EIP students apply and interview for various GMU scholarships.


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