Judith Woolley-McKevitt Scholarship

Judith D. (Lucas) Woolley-McKevitt, a native of Washington, D.C., was raised along with her sister in the Foster Care System of Montgomery County, Maryland.

As a student she excelled in the classroom and filled in teaching the typing and shorthand classes at Sherwood High School, Sandy Spring, Maryland.

After graduation, she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for several years while studying Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

In 1973, Ms. Lucas married the late Jack Woolley, a Captain in the United States Navy, and former Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A few years after the unexpected death of Mr. Woolley, God blessed her to meet and marry The Honorable James D. "Mike" McKevitt, United States Representative for the State of Colorado.

Having worked in the highest echelon of the U.S. Government with some of the most influential and political leaders, she never lost the common touch. She is a caring and phenomenal woman who "stands tall", a voice that cries for the voiceless, mentors young people, and advocates for the underprivileged and disadvantaged.

Her inner strength comes from her deep abiding faith in God. She lives by these words: "The best exercise for the human heart is to bend down and pick someone up."

This endowed scholarship is established in recognition of her humanitarianism, multiple talents and spiritual gifts, and mentorship of young people, encouraging them by example to defy the odds in reaching their highest potential.

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