Symone Atienza
2023-2024 Sophomore
From Washington, D.C.
Symone Atienza
$3,000 Annual Anchor Scholarship sponsored by BAE Systems Recipient


Villanova University



Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.83 College GPA
  • Collections and Stewardship Technician Flavey Memorial Library
  • Civil Air Patrol


“She is a true “renaissance” woman who excels academically, linguistically, musically, in sport and community service. I have never met a person with so many varied gifts and talents. Secondly, she demonstrates exceptional relational and leadership skills. She is bright and articulate and able to relate well and respectfully to people of all ages and backgrounds with an unaffected charm and grace. These skills along with her quirky sense of humor and caring personality naturally draw others to her, which often puts her in leadership roles for the benefit of others.”

~ Matthew Spahr – Catholic Priest

“Thank you for selecting me in this year’s application cycle. I am so grateful that my education is supported by the military community in which I am part through my father. This scholarship will fund my sophomore year of college. When my family’s next PCS overseas takes place in the spring, I intend to devote my tuition towards a semester abroad – that I may meet them halfway to their next destination. Thank you for making it possible for me to bear this challenge of military life!”

~ Symone