Club Mailing Address:

GWC Club
P.O. Box 971
McLean,VA 22101

GWC Scholarship Program

2021 Program

In mid-2021 GWC plans to award up to two scholarships of $500 each to Fall 2021 college or trade school students. Applications will be assessed based upon the following criteria:
  • School transcript (past 2 years)
  • Extracurricular activities, volunteer work and/or employment
  • Personal and family association with Model A Fords and/or GWC activities
  • Education and/or training plans
  • Career goals
  • Essay quality - A Model A-related essay of about 750 words is required.


  • Deadline: Please submit your application by no later than April 30, 2021.

    Full details are included in the application document below.

    2020 Winners

    No scholarships for 2020 due to the impact of the Covid pandemic.

    2019 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 16, 2019

    Emily Gotschal Minners attending XXX sponsored by the Minners

    Emily Shepherd attending Ohio University sponsored by the Shepherds

    Ted Zaborowski attending XXX sponsored by the Zaborowskis

    Vivian Zadnik attending XXX sponsored by the Zadniks

    2018 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 17, 2018

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    Missing from the picture due to work is Caroline Sawyer.

    Jacob Beardmore, grandson of Bill and Rickie Beardmore. Jacob will be a freshman at the College of Southern Maryland, majoring in Cyber Security. We appreciate Jacob's assistance this year as a judge with his grandfather, Bill.

    Emily Gottschalk Minners, granddaughter of Howard Minners. Emily is a rising sophomore at the University of California, Davis, majoring in Animal Sciences. This summer she is completing an internship in horse-related animal studies in Denmark.

    Caroline Sawyer is Dave and Jean Henderson's granddaughter. Caroline is a rising junior at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. She is majoring in Philosophy with a minor in her true passion, Linguistics.

    Elizabeth Tyler is Jim and Edna Cross granddaughter. A freshman, whose parents Allison and Tom also own a Model A, Elizabeth is attending Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on a lacrosse scholarship. She has not yet declared a major. Elizabeth helped at Sully this year as a runner for Team Benedict at registration.

    Anne Katherine Zaborowski is Stan and Roz Johnson's granddaughter. Anne is a rising sophomore majoring in Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. A Model A driver, Anne has also helped the GWC as a judge at Sully with her grandfather Stan in both 2017 and 2018.

    2017 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 18, 2017

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    Amiee Beardmore attending College of Southern Maryland sponsored by Billy Beardmore

    Elizabeth Shepherd attending University of Delaware sponsored by Greg Shepherd

    Cassandra Van Gorder attending Liberty University sponsored by Jeffrey Van Gorder

    2016 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 19, 2016

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    Amiee Beardmore attending College of Southern Maryland sponsored by Billy Beardmore

    Elizabeth Shepherd attending University of Delaware sponsored by Greg Shepherd

    Anne Zaborowski attending University of Maryland sponsored by Stan Johnson

    Matthew Garvin attending University of Virginia sponsored by Wayne Parker

    Vivian Zadnik attending Christendom College sponsored by Sam Phillips



    2015 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 21, 2015

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    Timothy Cassell attending George Mason sponsored by Val Zadnick

    Matthew Garvin attending UVA and sponsored by Wayne Parker

    Tyler Shepherd attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sponsored by Greg Shepherd

    Taylor Smith attending NOVA Pathways Programs sponsored by Benny Leonard



    2014 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 15, 2014

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    Peyton Randolph Scholarship -- Keith Follansbee attending Virginia Tech and sponsored by Grandfather Arthur Follansbee

    George Merkel Scholarship -- Patrick McCormick, Jr. attending High Point University and sponsored by Grandfather Phil McCormick.

    Chuck Shaw Scholarship -- Tyler Shepherd Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and sponsored by Father Greg Shepherd

    Gretchen Minners Scholarship -- Elizabeth Zadnik attending Virginia Tech and sponsored by Grandfather Val Zadnik

    John Kandle Scholarship -- Nathaniel Choate, Jr attending Christopher Newport University and sponsored by Grandfather Nathaniel Choate (not pictured)



    2013 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 16, 2013

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    George Merkel Scholarship -- Kyle Burkett attending Northern Virginia Community College and sponsored by Paul Gauthier, Grandfather

    Peyton Randolph Scholarship -- Lyndsay Rizzo attending James Madison University and sponsored by Andrew Koerner, Grandfather

    Chuck Shaw Scholarship,-- Kelsey Quinn attending Smeal College of Business, Penn State and sponsored by Thomas Quinn, Grandfather

    Gretchen Minners Scholarship -- Kate Bush attending Case Western Reserve University and sponsored by Karen Bush, Mother

    2012 Winners

    Presented at The Sully Car Show June 17, 2012

    GWC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

    Arthur Gartner, sponsored by his grandfather Arthur Follansbee. Arthur will be attending James Madison University and at this time is interested in computer science.

    Stephen Merkel was sponsored by his grandmother, Janet Merkel. Stephen will be attending Ann Arundel Community College and has an interest in food services with a goal to open his own bakery.

    Catherine Ann Zadnick was sponsored by her grandparents Val and Donna Zadnick. She will be attending the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas while pursuing a career in special education.

    Kelsey Quinn was sponsored by her grandfather, Thomas Quinn. She attends Penn State Smeal College of Business majoring in Finance.


    PEYTON RANDOLPH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

    Ashley Williams, sponsored by her parents Woody and Linda Williams. Ashley attends VPI working towards two undergraduate degrees in History and Classical Studies.

    Kelsey Quinn, sponsored by her grandfather, Thomas Quinn.

    Winner Pict