LFCC Students Awarded Scholarships from Warrenton Rotary Club

For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2013

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
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Phone: 540-868-7134

Candace Weitz and Kaitlyn Gray, students from Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Fauquier Campus, were awarded scholarships from the Warrenton Rotary Club.  At a recent club meeting, Eric Graap and Trey Austin, co-chairs of the scholarship committee, announced the news to both recipients.

Candace Weitz waited 30 years before going back to school.  At LFCC, she is working toward a teaching degree and hopes to become a pre-school special education teacher in Fauquier County.  She and her 18 year son are attending college at LFCC, concurrently.  Weitz is raising her special needs grandson, is a scout leader and a lay servant minister in her church. “The scholarship awarded by the Rotary Club is greatly appreciated,” said Weitz.

Kaitlyn Gray is a recent graduate of Liberty High School. Gray is working towards a General Studies diploma at LFCC and plans to transfer to a four year university to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

The scholarship awards can be applied toward tuition, books, or other educational fees.  For more information regarding the Warrenton Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, contact Beverly Butterfield at 540-868-4077.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.