On Thursday, May 18, attorneys from Miller, Miller & Canby attended Richard Montgomery High School’s Senior Awards Night and awarded Erica Abshire with Miller, Miller & Canby’s Scholarship to attend Montgomery College. Presenting the Scholarship to Erica were partners Joseph Suntum and Donna McBride.
Erica Abshire is an individual who, despite certain challenges, has demonstrated a strong commitment to academics and has continually worked to overcome the obstacles she has confronted. Erica’s efforts were also recognized by the Richard Montgomery’s faculty, selecting her as the school’s “Featured Scholar”, a recognition given to the student who has continuously improved academically throughout their time at Richard Montgomery High School. Erica also spends time working to improve the lives of others within her community, devoting time within her church groups to counsel individuals with particular needs.
The Scholarship is awarded to students whose record of academic performance and community involvement reflect both the ability and commitment to succeed. By the same token, the firm hopes the Scholarship will provide an opportunity to academically deserving students who, because of personal circumstances, might otherwise have difficulty financing their attendance at Montgomery College.
Miller, Miller & Canby established its scholarship in 2016 as part of its commemoration of the firm’s 70th Anniversary. The scholarship is awarded annually to students from Richard Montgomery High School and provides each student up to $10,000 to attend Montgomery College. The scholarship recognizes Miller, Miller & Canby’s long history of service to the Montgomery County community as well as its presence in Rockville where it has maintained its offices for its entire history.
The firm chose to award the scholarship to students who will attend Montgomery College because, like Miller, Miller & Canby, Montgomery College has been a part of the fabric of Montgomery County, providing affordable college level educational opportunities to residents. Montgomery College also celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016, and Miller, Miller & Canby has been privileged to provide legal representation to the College throughout that period. By establishing this scholarship for students to attend Montgomery College, the firm recognizes the importance of the College’s mission and the firm’s support of that mission.
Richard Montgomery High School was chosen because the school shares a similar history as Miller, Miller & Canby within the City of Rockville Richard Montgomery High School is located just a few hundred yards from Miller, Miller & Canby’s offices, in the location of the school’s site when it was the original “Rockville High School.” In that sense, Richard Montgomery High School and Miller, Miller & Canby have been long-time neighbors in Rockville.