McLean Mortgage Corporation
has underwritten nine college scholarships on behalf of the Scholarships For Eagles Program, a local 501(c)3 non-profit providing college scholarships for Northern Virginia High School Seniors who have earned their Eagle Scout Award. McLean Mortgage recently hosted a reception for the nine Eagle Scouts and their families.
Of particular note, the Cantos Brothers have become the first blind triplets in the 107-year history of the Boy Scouts to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. A Washingtonian Magazine article written by Sherri Dalphonse pointed out that these brothers “did it by earning merit badges that might seem almost impossible to achieve as a blind person—for such skills as whitewater rafting, archery and wilderness survival (after they each built a shelter in the woods and spent the night in it).”
“We are grateful that McLean Mortgage has taken such an active role in this very important program over the past two years,” said Tobin Seven, Co-Founder of Scholarships For Eagles Program and also an Eagle Scout. “We represent the only organization on the East Coast providing this benefit to Eagle Scouts and we expect the organization will continue to grow from here. McLean Mortgage is also underwriting six more college scholarships this Spring. McLean Mortgage and its CEO Pat Peavley truly represent what it means to be a leader in helping our youth who earned their Eagle Scout award attend college.”
The winners of the scholarships include Leo Cantos, Nick Cantos and Steven Cantos of Wakefield High School; Christopher Margiotta of George Marshall High School; Diego Cobos of Centreville High School; Joshua Gilchrist of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax; Collin Nelson of Centreville High School; Sean Piwowar of Robinson Secondary School; Aaron Shurberg of W. T. Woodson High School.
As a local lender, McLean Mortgage Corporation has been integrally involved in supporting the Washington community, especially organizations that support veterans and the community’s youth. The company was recently ranked sixth of the Top Volume Lenders in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area by the Washington Business Journal.