Cody Knickerbocker, a student at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is the recipient of the Thomas and Karyn Dingledine Scholarship for Achievement in Academics and Service from James Madison University (JMU).
Knickerbocker, a resident of Winchester, received one of two scholarships awarded on the basis of demonstrated excellence in academic achievement at a Virginia community college. The scholarship is equivalent to full in-state tuition for two years at JMU. According to Stephen E. Wisecarver, Associate Professor of Psychology at LFCC, "Cody Knickerbocker has a work ethic and sense of civic responsibility that make him a contribution to any campus. JMU is fortunate to be acquiring such an exemplary student."
Knickerbocker has attended LFCC since Summer 2011, has a 3.7 GPA, and has been a member of the LFCC Rugby Team. He volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and is a recent winner of the "Big Brother of the Year" award. In his spare time, Knickerbocker boxes and runs. He plans to study bio-informatics with the goal of eventually doing cancer research, and wants to continue his education at the graduate level through the M.S. and Ph. D. programs.
More information on the Dingledine Transfer Scholarship can be found at the following website: