Beltway Companies Honors First Scholarship Recipient

Denise Rondini

October 29, 2012

Dante Chestnet

Beltway Companies Endowed Scholarship Fund honored its first scholarship recipient, Dante Chestnut, at its second annual golf tournament held on Oct. 15, 2012 at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, Md.

Jack C. and Jeanne Saum, both graduates of St Mary’s College, established the Scholarship Fund as part of their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

St. Mary’s College students who are rising third‐year students majoring in business and/or economics with financial need, are eligible to apply for the two‐year, $5,000 (minimum) gap scholarship. Scholarship recipients are also eligible for a paid internship for two summers at the dealerships in Maryland. The scholarship is renewable for two, one‐year terms for students who remain in good academic standing.

“Our scholarship is somewhat philanthropic, but it is also very much tied into helping our business grow,” says Jack C. Saum, Beltway Companies dealer principal.

“We hope that this scholarship will attract new talent for an industry that is fundamental to our daily lives.”

“During my internship I learned so much about commercial transportation, it was the best experience I have ever had,” Chestnut says. “Thanks to the support of the Beltway team, my knowledge of the industry will continue to grow.”

“We are incredibly proud to have had Dante as the first recipient of this scholarship,” says Dr. Maureen Silva, vice president for advancement, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.“This fund is part of the Baltimore City Scholarship Initiative, which encourages investment in Baltimore’s youth who are interested in

St. Mary’s College and provides a way to give back to the city.”

In only two years, the scholarship fund has received more than $80,000 in contributions.

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