Congratulations to the 2013 Difference Maker Scholarship recipients!

Not Pictured: Vong Truong, Northwest High School

Up Close and Personal

Meet individual scholarship recipients and learn what the Difference Maker Scholarship has meant to them.

Our Board of Directors:

  • President – Lynne Absher
  • Treasurer – Charlotte Roby
  • Co-Chairman – Betsy Absher-Popeck
  • Co-Chairman – Bart Popeck

Our Mission & Vision

The Never Back Down Foundation is an organization established in the memory of Alex Popeck, a teen scholar-athlete, to influence teens to recognize that an individual can make a difference in their community. Specifically, the Foundation seeks to recognize teens who notice and act upon a challenge, injustice or need for change in their community, school or family.

The Foundation will raise funds via community-based events and other means to award scholarships to Montgomery County, Maryland high school students attending post-secondary educational institutions. The scholarship recipients will be recognized for demonstrating how they have made a difference in either their community, school, family, or an individual’s life by adopting Alex’s Never Back Down approach; to see and act. These Alex Popeck Difference Makers are recognized each spring.

Please consider donating to the Never Back Down Foundation. All donations are very much appreciated and go toward a great cause.

Scholarships Awarded

Dollars Awarded

Never Back Down

Awarding scholarships to local Montgomery County high school seniors who best embody Alex’s humanitarian values and are making a significant difference in their family, school or community.

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