Peter Chopivsky Memorial Scholarship Program
Chopivsky Memorial Scholarship
In 2011, Central Loudoun Basketball League established the Chopivsky Memorial Scholarship Program to support the further educational endeavors of CLBL alumni who had demonstrated their commitment to community service, learning, and leadership.
Dr. Peter Chopivsky, in whose memory the scholarship program was established, was a physician and prominent member of the Leesburg community, who lived a life dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in those character attributes.
The Story of Dr. Peter Chopivsky
Peter Chopivsky was born in Chicago in 1952 and raised in Central Illinois, the son of a family physician. He received his degree in biology at Princeton, and then attended medical school at George Washington University. While a student at The George Washington University School of Medicine he frequented Leesburg, attracted to the town by its rich history and its quaintness. After he wrapped up his medical education at GW, Dr. Chopivsky did his residency at UCLA, where he taught in the medical school.
Eventually the pull of Leesburg brought him eastward. Dr. Chopivsky and his growing family settled in Leesburg in 1990. He started a solo family practice, determined to practice modern medicine delivered the old-fashioned way. Dr. Chopivsky was a man dedicated to service to others. As a physician with his own practice, he provided primary medical care for many of the children in the Leesburg community, taking the time to talk to them during appointments, asking about what was happening in their lives. He made every person that entered his office feel special. Beyond his own practice, he was committed to the Leesburg community, volunteering his time at the Loudoun Free Clinic and as a medical provider at Graydon Manor. He served on the board of the Harrison-Conrad Memorial Trust, which offers financial assistance for the medical care of needy children with disabilities in Loudoun County. He also was active in the medical communities of George Washington University and the University of Virginia by hosting and providing clinical rotations for those medical students who had an interest in family practice. He lectured on various artists and how their respective medical conditions shaped their works in a series called Medicine and the Arts. On top of his contributions to the Leesburg medical community and the arts, he was an avid supporter of - and coach with - the Central Loudoun Youth Basketball League. Dr. Chopivsky lived by the mantra that you must appreciate the events and challenges of every day and that you find true success in helping and serving others along the way.
Dr. Peter Chopivsky passed away in April 2010 after an heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. The Dr. Peter Chopivsky Memorial Scholarships, since 2011, have been awarded to young men and women of Leesburg that exemplify the same commitment to serving others that Dr. Chopivsky lived every day.
Selection Criteria and Submission Details for the Chopivsky Memorial Scholarship (2022-2023)
All scholarship applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, January 29, 2023
- Google Account (To login and submit/edit your application)
- Submitted documents MUST be in PDF, and will be uploaded
- Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 2023.
- Applicant must be enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution of higher learning in Fall of 2023 (the scholarship funds will be distributed DIRECTLY to the institution).
- Applicant must be a CLBL Alumnus (played on a CLBL team - house or travel - at any time between their 1st and 12th grades). You will be asked what years you participated.
- Applicant will provide complete contact information. Please use a personal email address, not your school email address.
- Applicant must submit documentation / evidence of community service (e.g. letters from the benefiting group, an award for the service, etc.)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (LoR) Note: For any LoR, in the application, you will be asked to identify who will be sending it to CLBL. Please provide the LoR Form from our website to your Recommender, and ask them to send it (in pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include your name in the Subject line.
- Applicant will secure one or more letters of recommendation from appropriate parties (high school teachers, counselors, community service organization leaders, etc.)
- Applicant should secure a letter of recommendation from one of your CLBL coaches (head or assistant); this is optional, but HIGHLY recommended.
- Applicant will submit a letter explaining the following key points:
How you have excelled in each of the 3 areas important to Dr. Chopivsky ...
Academics (grades, honors, awards, etc.)
Athletics (personal participation, achievements, awards, etc. including leadership)
Community Service (not just what you did, but also the impact of your acts to improve our community)
Why you feel you should be honored with the Peter Chopivsky Memorial Scholarship based on what you know of his life and achievements (as detailed on the CLBL website)
|Graduation Year||Scholarship Recipient||High School||College / University|
|2022||Joseph Chen||Heritage HS||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign|
|2022||Julie Cross||Heritage HS||University of Virginia|
|2022||Ashana Patel||Heritage HS||University of Virginia|
|2022||Sam Sanjith||Heritage HS||University of Maryland|
|2021||Sean Goodhart||Loudoun County HS||University of Virginia|
|2021||Maseel Shah||Loudoun County HS||University of Virginia|
|2021||William Sibley||Heritage HS||University of South Carolina|
|2020||Sean Garvin||Loudoun County HS||Mount St. Mary's University|
|2020||Abigail Kaspary||Tuscarora HS||James Madison University|
|2020||Casey Newman||Heritage HS||University of Virginia|
|2020||James Pantas||Loudoun County HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2020||Koray Berk Tombuloglu||Heritage HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2019||Zachary Abbott||Loudoun County HS||University of Virginia|
|2019||Elena Dinman||Loudoun County HS||James Madison University|
|2019||Jessica Eck||Loudoun County HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2019||Taylor Yokum||Loudoun County HS||Christopher Newport University|
|2018||Eric Bowers||Loudoun County HS||James Madison University|
|2018||Nicole Fetterman||Loudoun County HS||George Mason University|
|2018||Katrina Knapik||Heritage HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2017||Alexander Carlin||Heritage HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2017||Parker Eyerman||Heritage HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2017||Cheryl Anne Fries||Loudoun County HS||Northern Virginia Community College|
|2017||Patrick Tyree||Heritage HS||Christopher Newport University|
|2016||Taylor Crouse||Tuscarora HS||Florida State University|
|2016||Erica Duerbeck||Loudoun County HS||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|2016||Chris Lee||Loudoun County HS||Brigham Young University|
|2016||Jesslyn Manni||Loudoun County HS||Mount St. Mary University|
|2015||Collin Buchanan||Loudoun County HS||Christopher Newport University|
|2015||Lacey Caviness||Loudoun County HS||James Madison University|
|2015||Thomas Kronenburg||Tuscarora HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2015||Samantha Meyers||Heritage HS||James Madison University|
|2014||Alexandra Lang||Tuscarora HS||Radford University|
|2013||Bobby Huddleston||Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology||University of Michigan|
|2012||Austin Nelson||Heritage HS||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|2011||Brittany Batts||Loudoun County HS||Gannon University|