Established in 2021 by Robert Hughes, Tim Hughes '90, Brendan Hughes ’95, Bridget Hughes, and their spouses, as well as friends of the family, this scholarship was created to assist one student each year to attend Georgetown Prep. The ideal candidate would come from a military or a former military family, with a preference for an active duty military family. This scholarship will better enable a military family to choose to send their son to Georgetown Prep.
This scholarship was established in honor of Sandy Hughes, an award-winning educator, who taught kindergarten at the St. Jane de Chantal Catholic grade school in Bethesda for more than 25 years. She was the devoted mother of two sons who graduated from Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University, and a daughter who attended Villanova University and became the mother of five. Sandy was also a military spouse, supporting her husband’s three-decade long career in the United States Air Force. Sandy’s life’s work, as a wife, mother, and teacher, reflected the very best of the Jesuit ideal – a woman for others. Sandy credited Prep with engaging her sons deeply in the Catholic faith, in Jesuit ideals, in a love of learning, in an abiding focus on family, friendships and community, and in caring deeply for others. Sandy passed from this world to the next on September 8, 2018.