Over 150 Students to Share $184,000 in Scholarships — Full List

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Four year colleges and universities. Military academies. Community colleges. Technical schools.

This is where Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients will be furthering their education in the fields of business, medicine, criminal justice, journalism, education, visual arts, skilled trades and so much more.

Over 150 students at varying levels of their academic careers were awarded a total of $184,000 in scholarships from Main Street Community Foundation. The students – graduating high school seniors, current college students and adult learners – hail from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott as well as other communities.

The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the Community Foundation’s June 13, 2017 Scholarship Reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol. The Reception, which is held annually to celebrate the recipients and thank the generous donors, was attended by nearly 240 people.

“This year’s group of scholarship recipients is very impressive,” says Susan Sadecki, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these students and grateful to the donors whose generosity has made these awards possible for the last 22 years.”

Scholarship grants were awarded from 68 of the 217 named funds administered by the Community Foundation and established by generous local individuals, families and businesses. Although each scholarship has unique criteria, all donors seek to assist students in pursuing their education and achieving their goals and dreams; they have a belief that helping students ease the financial obligations of education is an investment in the future.

All scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process. A volunteer selection committee appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors evaluates all applicants before recommending recipients.

The 2017 Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients honored at the reception are as follows:

4 Burns Scholarship – St. Joseph/St. Paul Fund: Luke Hines and Gianna Houle

Christian Arndt Scholarship Fund: Jennifer Fisher

E. Bartlett Barnes Award of Journalism Fund: Jaymie Bianca, Meghan Conlin, Catherine Gullotta

Because of 26 Kindness Award Scholarship Fund: Emily Gibney

Sid Bernard Memorial Art Scholarship Fund: Amanda Palladino

Stanley P. Bitel Memorial Fund: Natallie Jesionka

Peter and Marjorie Bossi Educational Fund: Kayla Rozanski

Bowerman Scholarship Fund: Feryal Al Hamadani

Bristol Boys & Girls Club Schulman Fund: Isabella Castrogiovanni and Anthony Lozier

Bristol Lions Club F. Fred Soliani Memorial Scholarship Fund: Mikayla Lewandoski

Bristol Police Scholarship Fund: Anthony Lozier

Bristol Yale Club Scholarship Fund: Feryal Al Hamadani and Gabriella Williams

Burlington Lions Charities Scholarship Fund: Patrick Currier, Kevin Kryzwick, Jacob Paciotti

Conn Acoustics Scholarship Fund: Angela DeFilippo, Cody Donofrio, Angelika Muter

Peg Coughlin Nursing Scholarship Fund: Isabella Castrogiovanni

Rit Croce Academic and Vocational Scholarship Fund: Christine Burrill

Richard A. DellaVecchia Scholarship Fund: Jesse Rasten

Karen Finder Scholarship Fund: Zada Gonzalez

Carolyn Fisher Scholarship Fund: Christian Robinson

Olivia Fusco Memorial Art Scholarship Fund: Katerina Belales

GE’s Industrial Solutions Scholarship Fund: Justin Greenwood, Hannah Jackman, Hank Leitzke, Jarod Romankiw, Alexandra Schulz, Hannah Schulz, Renukanandan Tumu

Andrew and Murielle Giacomini Scholarship Fund: Taya Watson

Azilda Hebert Music Scholarship Fund: Lauren Santiago

Dorothy Micloskey Ives Award Fund: Lauren Santiago

Grace & Norma Joy Scholarship Fund: Francess Luna

Vincent T. Kozyrski Scholarship Fund: Simon Andrews

Sean Landry Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund: John Grimes

John J. and Doris Lazorik Memorial Scholarship Fund: Mikayla Lewandoski and Casey Walters

Leger Initiative for Education Fund: Kaitlin Steinen

Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship Fund: Taylor Hartz

Therese MacCallum “Great Kid” Scholarship Fund: Deep Aluria and McKenna Belury

Nicholas P. Maglio ACE Fund: Christopher LeBeau

Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Medical Scholarship Fund: Laura Furtak, Nancy Ongany, Lauren Tanner, Nicole Truszkowski

Robert E. and Angeline P. McCormack Scholarship Fund: Samantha Steeves

McMaster-Moulthrop Scholarship Fund: Simon Andrews, Marianna Apergis, Morgan Begin, Autumn Blasi, Marco Guzman, Natallie Jesionka, Scott Larson, Nancy Ongany, Sofia Patria, Colin Savino, Sarah Strilkauskas, Nicole Truszkowski, Molly Watstein, Ashley Yung

Ken E. Micloskey Award: Bradley Kozikowski

Al and Joan Monico Scholarship Fund: Felicity Irizarry and Francess Luna

NESMA Scholarship Fund: Natallie Jesionka and Ashley Nelson

AJR Nocera Memorial Fund: Alexa Cahill and Kayla Rozanski

Anthony Norton Scholarship Fund: John Grimes

Scott W. Organ Student-Athletic Scholarship Fund: Cole Staples

Ralph Papazian Memorial Scholarship Fund: Autumn Blasi

Estelle Delano Peterson Scholarship Fund: Kelsey Turgeon

Dorothy Dewey Picard Music Scholarship Fund: Lauren Santiago

Plymouth Community Club Scholarship Fund: John Grimes

Max and Ruth Rabin Scholarship Fund: Gabriella Williams

Radcliff Family Education Fund: Alexa Cahill, Tyrah Green, Katie Pelkey, David Poniatowski

Radcliff Plainville High School Fund: Jared Demmons, Stephen Gallo, Gregory Sileo, Nicholas Zaleski

Louis J. Rascoe Scholarship Fund: Gillian Strahowski

Julie A. Roche Nursing Scholarship Fund: Isabella Castrogiovanni

Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship Fund: Marena Baldyga

Clement J. Roy Scholarship Fund: Feryal Al Hamadani

Lawrence (Larry) Selza Memorial Scholarship Fund: Audrey Gallo

Glo Sessions Fund for Art Education: Amanda Palladino

Jill Lynne Shackett Educational Scholarship Fund: Marissa Brevetti and Ashley Yung

Southington Observer/StepSaver Scholarship Fund: Rachel Wrinn

Jay W. and Elizabeth M. Tyrrell Scholarship Fund: Pia Barlotta and Alexa Cahill

Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder Music Camp Scholarship Fund: Luke Ashworth

Dr. Joan T. Wallace Prize for Highest Achievement in English at Southington High School: Nickolina Doran and Rebecca Lo Presti

Peggy Ann Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Feryal Al Hamadani, Mikayla Lewandoski, Raina Lambert, Ashley Yung

Kristen Warner Scholarship Fund: Jesse Rasten

John Whitcomb Scholarship Fund: Tejal Monteiro

Eva Brodowicz Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund: Isabella Castrogiovanni

Yarde Metals Memorial Scholarship Fund: Carly Brunelle, Melody Catalano, Nicole Collin, Gary Gagnier, David Kaminski, Nicole Ledesma, Dillon Murphy, Alexis Thompson, Jennifer Thorpe

Furthermore, the following scholarships were awarded to local secondary school students:

Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded scholarship grants to 41 students attending St. Joseph School in Bristol

Lena M. & Peter L. Korotie Scholarship Fund awarded one student attending St. Paul Catholic High School a scholarship grant

Malerbo Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded scholarship grants to 22 students attending St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol

St. Matthew School Scholarship Fund awarded one student attending St. Matthew School in Bristol a scholarship grant


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