Emma Wappelhorst
2023-2024 Junior
From King George, VA
Previous Recipient 2021, 2022
Emma Wappelhorst
$3,000 Arleigh Burke Trust Scholarship sponsored by Arleigh Burke Trust Recipient


University of Mary Washington


Secondary Education, Earth Science

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.44 College GPA
  • Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority
  • Counselor of the Week


“This applicant will be a wonderful teacher and will use the skills she is gaining from her undergraduate career. More broadly, this applicant has gained invaluable leadership skills through her role that will allow her to have a positive impact on those around her. She is not afraid to share her opinion and take initiative in situations that need it. This applicant’s stellar attitude, attention to detail, and drive will allow her to succeed in her career, and beyond.”

~ Macy Geiger – Residence Hall Director

“I would like to say thank you to the foundation for awarding me with a scholarship for the third consecutive year. This scholarship means a lot to me as I am going into my junior year of college. Without this scholarship, I would not be able to continue my education. This is helping on my path to becoming a teacher. I have worked really hard the first two years of college and I am very excited for the next two years and I can not wait to see what my future holds. I just want to say thank you one last time to everyone who is helping me further my education, it means a great deal to me.”

~ Emma