Shine Scholarship Winner Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman (center) winner of the second annual SHINE Systems University Scholarship pictured with her mother, Niki Sherman (right) and SHINE Systems CEO, Jeff Thomas (left).


[CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 27th 2018] — SHINE Systems is excited to announce the winner of the second annual SHINE Systems University Scholarship.

Rachel Sherman, a high school senior at Fluvanna High School and the daughter of employee Niki Sherman, was awarded the 2018-2019 scholarship. She will receive $10,000 and will attend Longwood College in the Fall pursuing an English major and creative writing minor degree.

“We are delighted to award Miss Sherman this scholarship,” said Jeff Thomas, SHINE Systems CEO and founder, “We strive to foster other-centered relationships and strong stewardship, and this scholarship gives us the opportunity to create a positive work environment while giving back to our community.”

The annual scholarship is open to the dependent children of SHINE Systems employees. Applicants must be a high school senior enrolling, or an undergraduate currently enrolled or transferring into, an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Recipients are assessed to
exhibit traits of high personal character and leadership by the selection committee.

About SHINE Systems
SHINE Systems (SHINE) is an SBA-certified HUBZone small business headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. SHINE Systems is at the forefront of innovation in our core competencies of Decision Analytics including Military, Identity, and Business Intelligence; Technology Integration; and Mission Support Services. We develop value-driven solutions for our clients across the Federal marketplace using our industry knowledge, service and product expertise, and groundbreaking technical capabilities. SHINE Systems was acknowledged by the Inc. 500|5000 lists of the fastest-growing private businesses for four consecutive years. To learn more, please visit
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