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Derek Matthew Angel Scholarship Fund

Founded by Jon and Lindy Angel with preference to Frederick County residents studying information technology.

Known as “Captain Fan-O,” the face-painted cheerleader for Penn State’s basketball team, and the guiding force behind web sites he created, Derek Angel was a 21-year old senior at Penn State University majoring in media studies when he passed away in July of 2004. A graduate of Walkersville High School, he worked at Clustered Spires Golf Course. He interned with the City of Frederick as the assistant webmaster and with The Community Foundation of Frederick County as the Public Relations Intern, where he demonstrated not only exceptional writing abilities, enjoying the twists of phrases, but also the information technology skills to design the framework for the next iteration of the Community Foundation’s web site. His poise, maturity, sensitivity, and love of conversation and friends set him apart. In his memory, Jon and Lindy Angel created The Derek Matthew Angel Scholarship Fund to award scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary education, particularly those interested in studying information technology, one of Derek’s passions.

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