2020 National Merit Scholarship Winners In Fairfax County

Five graduates of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) from the class of 2020 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

As per www.connectionnewspapers.com, “Recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the NMSC, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are:

  • Rithika Balguri of Chantilly High School (biology), National Merit Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarship.
  • Tanya Kurnootala of TJHSST (medicine), National Merit Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarship.
  • Rohan Voddhi of TJHSST (computer science), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.
  • Jessica Yoon of TJHSST (oncology), National Merit Emory University Scholarship.
  • Mikhail Allen of TJHSST (computer engineering), National Merit University of Maryland Scholarship.

According to www.connectionnewspapers.com, “College-sponsored Merit Scholarships provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Nationwide, more than 7,600 students have won Merit Scholarship awards in 2020. This is the final group of scholarship recipients for the class of 2020.”

Properties in Fairfax County

A superb condo unit on the third floor with tree top views in popular Burke Cove. The foyer entry opens to a large living room with a fireplace and balcony access. The dining area off the kitchen provides a separate space for enjoying home cooked meals. Updated kitchen (2019) with beautiful granite counter tops, newer cabinets and ceramic tiled flooring. Large master with closet storage and an updated en suite bath. Second bedroom conveniently located next to the updated hallway full bath. Washer/Dryer stacked. Additional storage on the lower level. Amenities include four tot lots, a picnic area, as well as wonderful amenities offered by the Burke Centre Conservancy including community centers, pools, tennis courts and much more! Enjoy living in this premiere HOA community in Fairfax County, close to Fairfax County Parkway, Burke VRE and Metro buses. Easy access to shopping and restaurants, farmers market, and an abundance of walking paths. [5831 Cove Landing Rd #302, Burke, VA]

Luxurious Condo! Prime Location! Welcome to Halstead at the Metro, a premier, upscale condominium community located steps from Dunn Loring Metro. This rarely-available oversized one bedroom, one bathroom model is perfect for entertaining in style, or for relaxing comfortably at home. This stunning condo has a separate den, which can be used as a home office, home gym, yoga studio, guest room, etc. The bright, open concept condo features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, and designer backsplash. Separate dining area, as well as breakfast bar. Spacious living room, bathed in natural sunlight from the large windows, has plenty of space for all your furniture. Large, airy bedroom features a walk-in closet, with custom closet treatments designed to hold all your clothing, luggage, accessories, and shoes, with plenty of space to spare! Gorgeous bathroom with vessel sink and designer tile. Full sized washer and dryer in separate closet. Upscale finishes throughout, including recessed lighting and ceiling fans. Two covered garage parking spaces. Halstead at the Metro offers amenities galore, including swimming pool, indoor basketball court, gym, library, dog area, more! This location has it all! Highly accessible, walkable area. Directly across the street from Dunn Loring Metro, restaurants, Harris Teeter, coffee shops, spas, shopping, etc. Less than half a mile from the upscale shopping and restaurants of Mosaic District. Condo fee includes water, sewer, trash, and all amenities. Must be seen! [2655 Prosperity Ave #320, Fairfax, VA]

BRIGHT light-filled 2-level end unit condo featuring 2 master bedroom suites in premier location! Main level features new entry tile, carpet, and updated spacious kitchen with Silestone counters and newer appliances. Beautiful open floor plan with gas fireplace on the main level in family room/dining area. Updated baths, vaulted ceilings and walk-in closets in both master suites. Enjoy the large laundry room on the upper level for easy access. GREAT FAIR LAKES LOCATION! Only minutes from your favorite areas: Fairfax Towne Center, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax Corner, Wegmans, Wholefoods, Shuttle, Metro and Much More! [12679 Fair Crest Ct #78-304, Fairfax, VA]

COVID 19 -Note: Please follow best practices by wearing masks and gloves while at the property. Please also practice social distancing while showing or viewing this home and limit to 3 people inside at the same time. Fantastic Brick Townhouse in Sully Station! Take in the Large Living Room with Plenty of Windows for Natural Light. The Owner Suite is the Ideal Retreat with a Sizable Bedroom, Along with a Spacious Walk-in Closet, and Private Bath. Enjoy this Great Kitchen with Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar and Large Window, and Dining Room that Leads to Large Deck. The Lower Level Offers a Family Room Perfect for Movie Night! Beautiful Hardwood Floors on Main and Lower Level, Walkout Basement with Fenced Backyard. [5710 Croatan Ct, Centreville, VA]

Wow! Rarely available Dogwood model with extension on one of the prettiest streets in Fox Mill Estates. Sited on a cul de sac, our home offers a front porch big enough for a swing, a 2 story foyer with an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter top, recessed lights, ceramic top stove, breakfast nook with a walk in bay and a pantry. The family room is off the kitchen with a raised brick fireplace hearth, a ceiling fan and French doors to a over-sized deck shaded by mature trees - plenty of green space for a family/friend game of volleyball. The upper level has 5 bedrooms, spacious master bedroom with a walk in closet, master bath with dual sinks, hall linen closet and full bath. The lower level is finished with a large recreation room with built in shelves, a storage closet and a game room. We are minutes away from elementary school, community pools, neighborhood shopping center, Reston Town Center, Reston Hospital and Dulles Airport. Great location - 3 miles to Silverline metro. Additional updates include: Architectural shingle roof(06), Vinyl clad wrapping on all exterior wood(06), oversized gutters(06), 12 x 12 Ceramic tile kitchen floors(16), under cabinet lighting(16),granite counter top with double stainless under-mount sink with brushed nickel goose neck faucet(16), carpet on upper level(19), carpet on lower level(16), new flooring and fixtures on upper level bathrooms(18), interior freshly painted(19), Tiffany glass front door with side panels(19), stainless steel appliances, insulated garage doors & garage opener. Don't Miss This One! OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 ** Check out the virtual tour: cut and paste https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=gwYyHZDtKUz&brand=0&mls=1&. [2822 Chasbarb Ct, Herndon, VA]

WOW! Tucked away on a quiet tree-lined drive, this beautifully updated home features an open concept floorplan with flexible space to work & study from home ** Recent upgrades include a New EnergyStar-rated Roof, New Siding and New Windows ** The lovely open kitchen features maple cabinets with pull-out drawers for convenient storage and brand new Stainless Steel Appliances (New Stove & Refrigerator Due to be installed the week of 8/20/20 ** All 3 bathrooms have been updated with ceramic tile and Designer lighting ** Large lower level includes a spacious light-filled family room with a fireplace and 2 built-in desk spaces + a large bright bedroom and full bathroom ** Enjoy your charming (recently updated) Screen Porch with a great view of the fenced backyard ** This fabulous property includes 3 apple trees and a raised vegetable garden ** Huge 2 car garage includes a 220 line for an electric car charger ** There is so much to love ~ Don't miss this one! Additional updates include: roof and gutters (19), Vinyl siding (20), Energy efficient Double Pane Tilt Windows (15), Re-screened and re-cladded Screened Porch (20), Stainless Steel Refrigerator (20), Ceramic Top Stove (20), Stainless Steel Dishwasher (19), Garbage disposal (20), Hot water heater (20), Granite Counter Top, LVP flooring in lower level (19), Master Bathroom Remodel (20), Hall Bathroom (12), and Lower Level Bathroom Remodel (19). [12760 Bradwell Rd, Herndon, VA]

LOCATION, LOCATION! This extremely well maintained home offers you 4 bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, Hardwood floors, AMAZING expanded and Renovated kitchen with granite countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Including a gas range, Wall oven, One car garage, recessed lights, Patio for summer activities, Wet bar in basement, This home is Move-In-Ready to Enjoy! Fantastic Alexandria location Close To Everything That You Could Want- Parks, Transportation, and all of the wonderful nearby amenities, Old Town to Mt. Vernon [6110 the Pkwy, Alexandria, VA]

OPEN HOUSE 8/16. 2-4PM. Beautiful renovated single house with one car garage and long driveway for additional cars. Hardwood flooring on main level. New carpets upper level. Freshly printed through out. Very large family room with fireplace and build-in shelves. Fully fenced beautiful backyard with vegetable garden. 5 minutes to Rt28, [12713 Builders Rd, Herndon, VA]

Wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in pristine condition! Wood burning fireplace in living room, separate dining room, kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar and tile flooring. Master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and en-suite bath. Great size second bedroom also with a walk-in closet. Convenient in unit full size washer and dryer. Enjoy time relaxing on the spacious balcony with treed views, over looking the community grounds. Reserved parking also conveys with this home. Community amenities include an outdoor pool and fitness center. Walking distance to the Reston Town Center and other shopping and restaurants. [1710 Abercromby Ct #K, Reston, VA]

BUYER FINANCING FELL THROUGH DUE TO COVID! SELLER APPROVED LENDER IS OFFERING UP TO $3.500 IN CLOSING COSTS! Have you been waiting for a 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath home to come on the market in the lovely Westwood Park area of Falls Church? Here's your chance! Beautiful brick home with rare 1-Car Garage, updated kitchen featuring granite counter tops and a skylight window, updated bathrooms, two wood burning fireplaces, and hardwood floors throughout! The gorgeous mature trees and a large deck overlooking the flat backyard allows you all the privacy you could ever want! Lower level includes a 4th Bedroom with an updated full bath, large laundry room, and spacious family room you don't want to miss! No lack of storage space here! Pride of ownership shines throughout this home! A rare opportunity to own such a wonderful home in the highly desirable McLean School District! Easy access to 3 Metro Stops, all Major Roads, DC, Tysons, Arlington, Pentagon, Amazon HQ2 and more! Enjoy sidewalk-lined streets in this quaint neighborhood and it's close to everything...amazing restaurants, shopping, parks, and the WO&D Bike Trail! Welcome Home to 7405 Fairwood Lane! *Photos will be uploaded by 7/30/20! [7405 Fairwood Ln, Falls Church, VA]

FB LIVE VIRTUAL OPEN SUN 1-1:30 PM and in-person OPEN SUN 3-5 PM! Entertainer's Dream! Boasting approx 4,500 square feet of living space, this modern home features an open and bright floor plan with abundant oversized windows, light filled living areas, newly refinished hardwood flooring on 2 levels, recessed lighting, open staircase and elegant architectural details including crown molding and tray ceiling. Over $288K in recent upgrades and improvements! Extensive custom tiered deck and patio (2018) with 12 person HOT TUB, outdoor lighting (2019), covered lounge area, built-in bar, professional landscaping and cedar fence (2016) - perfect for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors! Gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, newer dishwasher, gas cooktop, abundant cabinetry and oversized center island with pendant lighting. Enjoy the bright and spacious family room with gas fireplace, elegant dining room and living room with bay window. Retreat to the expansive master suite with private office, en-suite bath and huge walk-in closet that can be converted to a bedroom. Luxurious master bath with marble flooring, dual sink granite top vanity, oversized shower and jetted tub. Remodeled walk-up basement with marble tile flooring, custom wet bar, home gym area, a bedroom and full bath. Built-in ceiling speakers and 3 motorized blinds on main level. Parking is a breeze with a deep private driveway and 2 car garage. Fantastic location close to abundant shopping, dining, parks such as Mason District Park and Pinecrest Golf Course. Just over 1 mile to Thomas Jefferson High School. Easy access to I-495, I-395, Rt. 236, Rt. 7, Braddock Rd and Columbia Pike. [6610 Reserves Hill Ct, Annandale, VA]

Welcome to this stylish & chic 3BR/2BA condo in the heart of Reston! Nestled just behind the popular North Point Village shopping center, enjoy the convenience of walking to shops & restaurants while also embracing the quiet space backing to mature trees and landscape. Dressed with new paint throughout, updates in the bathrooms and the kitchen, this condo also comes with a new AC / heating system (2016), new water heater (2016) and a new washer & dryer (2017). Enjoy the covered balcony backing to woods for privacy & relaxation! Store your bike or favorite seasonal decorations in the one & only exclusive storage unit in the building conveniently located on the main level! Spoil yourself by parking in your reserved parking spot right in front of the building #111. Look not further, it's all here- A + Style & Location!! [1511 N Point Dr #302, Reston, VA]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.