George Washington University

Anna Orthwein Memorial Scholarship

The Anna Orthwein Memorial Scholarship at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences was established by Mrs. Jayne Orthwein, Mr. Bill Orthwein and Sigma Alpha Lambda in memory of Anna Nicole Orthwein, Columbia College ’09 who passed away on June 4, 2007.

Anna’s life served as inspiration to young people committed to shaping their futures as they relish the experiences of the present. A biology major at The Columbian College, Anna worked hard to achieve academic excellence. She placed on the Dean’s List each semester, was a member of several honors organizations including Sigma Alpha Lambda, and as a National Cancer Institute intern at the National Institutes of Health co-authored several publications. Anna had planned to acquire a medical degree in dentistry as part of her commitment to the study of the biological sciences. Anna moved through life with a grace and appreciation for what the moment offered, recognizing that the journey was just as important as the destination. On that journey she remained true to herself and looked for that same honesty in others. She was vivacious, optimistic, funny, and hard-working – a good friend, a wonderful daughter and sister. Anna was a positive force in the lives of those she touched.

It is in this spirit of life, appreciation for science education, and the desire to enrich authentic relationships through inspiration that the Anna Orthwein Memorial Scholarship has been established. This scholarship will entail an annual award of $2,500 to a deserving student in the Columbian College of Arts and Science who has achieved a 3.6 cumulative grade point average with a demonstrated interest in contributing to the well being of others.  Priority will be given to members of the GWU Chapter of Sigma Alpha Lambda.

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Applications are due on or before July 15th.

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