Force 3 Awards College Scholarships to Three Anne Arundel County High School Students for the 2010-2011 School Year

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Scholarship winners are: Audrey Hosford from Annapolis, Md., Joi Carter from Ft. Meade, Md., and Claudia Theis from Pasadena, Md.

Force 3, delivering the best in federal security, unified communications and data center solutions, today announced that it has awarded three $4,000 college scholarships to local students for the 2010-2011 school year. Winners were announced on Friday at an awards ceremony honoring the winners: Audrey Hosford from Annapolis, Md., Joi Carter from Ft. Meade, Md., and Claudia Theis from Pasadena, Md.

Applicants were required to be a graduating senior at an Anne Arundel County high school planning to attend an accredited college/university/technical school as a full-time student in the 2010-2011 school year. Special consideration was given to minorities and women interested in pursuing a career in the technical field.

A panel of Force 3 executives reviewed each application and essay, paying extra attention to academic achievements, community service and educational goals. Winners were chosen after an exhaustive interview process.

  •     Audrey Hosford is a recent graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School and will be attending Northwestern University to study engineering.
  •     Joi Carter is a recent graduate of Meade High School and will be attending North Carolina A&T State University to study computer science.
  •     Claudia Theis is a recent graduate of Northeast High School and will be attending University of Maryland, College Park, to study engineering.

“Audrey, Joi and Claudia all show great potential for making big contributions to the technology and engineering sectors,” said Rocky Cintron, CEO of Force 3. “We are excited to help them further their educations and look forward to seeing them succeed in their professional careers.”

About Force 3
Force 3 is the trusted provider of Unified Communications, Data Center, and Security services for Federal agencies and their key partners. With headquarters in Crofton, Md. and offices in Herndon, Va. and San Antonio, Texas, Force 3 has a 20-year history of delivering, supporting, and maintaining cost-effective IT products and services. At Force 3, “Networks are People” means that we never lose sight of the human element of every business relationship. Our dedication has resulted in being named one of Cisco’s Top 5 Federal Gold Partners in America, as well as Federal Security Partner of the Year every year since 2006. For more information, please visit


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