Paint Branch Educational Foundation

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation, Inc. is an all volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007.  Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation supports programs that provide a positive and comprehensive educational experience for all students. Our programs provide financial support for scholarships, programs and services that support students, staff and families of Paint Branch High School.



Mini-grants for the 2015-2016 school year have been awarded. Scholarship winners for 2016 will be announced on May 18, 2016 at the Academic Awards Ceremony.



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Potbelly Sandwich Shop Fundraiser – May 25, 2016, 6-8 pm

It’s always a good night to eat out, especially during the week when things are crazy! And, if your dining also helps a charitable group that works for our school, all the better, right?

Please join us at the

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
12273 Tech Road, Silver Spring, 20904

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

from 6-8 pm and Potbelly will donate 25% of the sales to the Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation!

Thanks for your support!

Potbelly Fundraiser Flyer

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 12, 2015

What is better than a reason to not have to cook on a Monday Federal Holiday? Benefitting a school with your cooking holiday!

The Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation is having a fundraiser at Chipotle!

12060 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring

Monday, October 12th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

Bring in the Chipotle flyer, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation.

Thanks so much for your support!

Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $4,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded eight scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4,500.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded six $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also includes the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the second Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal, Jeanette Dixon, who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.

The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Melanie Batchelor, Hamline University
  • Jorden Campbell, Barry University
  • Colin Creagan, Howard Community College
  • Jessica Hutchinson, Towson University
  • Lori Maszkiewicz, Salisbury University
  • Patrick Vigna, James Madison University

Flexel Scholarship:

  • Aman Anand, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Adeola Animasahun, University of Pittsburgh

All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Theodor Geisel, commonly known as Dr. Seuss.

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss

This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because it reminds us how much the actions of one person can make a difference to someone else. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top ten applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the eight scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2015.