Huntingtown, MD – Dan Rocha, Head of School at The Calverton School, announced today that  Dr. Sam Long, Calverton class of ’98 and current Board member, has established the first named scholar in connection with the new Annual Alumni Scholarship Fund.  This Fund will provide financial assistance for qualifying students carrying a grade point average of 3.0 or above.  The school will designate students as “named scholars” and the donors will receive periodic updates throughout the year regarding the student’s progress.  Dan Rocha explained, “This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families, group and corporations to band together to ensure that deserving students who may not be able to afford a Calverton education will have the opportunity to attend school here.”

Dr. Long adds, “I was blessed to apply to The Calverton School for high school. I was raised in a family with a modest income, and without the assistance of a scholarship that was offered to me at the time, I would not have been able to attend.  This fund will be focused on helping others like me to gain access to the best education in Maryland. I challenge you all to contribute to this new campaign, as it will surely positively change the lives of those scholarship recipients, as it has forever changed mine.”

The Sam Long Scholar will be designated later in the spring for the 2016-17 school year.

For questions regarding the School’s Annual Fund, or other types of giving, please contact Kristie Scott, Associate Director of Development, at or 410-535-0216 x 1127.