Over 170 Students to Share $216,000 in Scholarships Thanks to Funds Established by Local Donors

Thursday, June 6, 2019

BRISTOL, CT -- 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, healthcare, criminal justice, journalism, education, engineering, visual arts, skilled trades, and so much more.

174 students at varying levels of their academic careers were awarded a total of $216,285 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 3, 2019 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 270 people.

“This year’s group of scholarship recipients is very accomplished,” 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 scholarships possible for over 20 years.”

Scholarship grants were awarded from 76 of the 238 named funds administered by the Community Foundation and established by generous local individuals, families and businesses. Although each scholarship fund has unique criteria, all donors seek to assist students in pursuing their education and career goals; 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 2019 Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients honored at the reception are as follows:

  • 4 Burns Scholarship - St. Joseph/St. Paul Fund: Luke Hines and Andrew Shamper
  • Christian Arndt Scholarship Fund: Julia Langeway
  • E. Bartlett Barnes Award of Journalism Fund: Celina Daigle; Samuel Dorman; Alexander Mika; JiaLiAn Stolfi and Logan Zdun
  • Stanley P. Bitel Memorial Fund: John Osuch
  • Sylvia Bodak Memorial Scholarship Fund: Victoria Kulak
  • Peter and Marjorie Bossi Educational Fund: Philip Andrews
  • Bowerman Scholarship Fund: Sean Sullivan
  • Bristol Boys & Girls Club Schulman Fund: Stanley Cardona; Nathan Rosa and Julianna Scott
  • Bristol Lions Club F. Fred Soliani Memorial Scholarship Fund: Megan Yates
  • Bristol Police Scholarship Fund: Brianna Ogonowski
  • Bristol Yale Club Scholarship Fund: Stanley Cardona; Nuo Chen; Jason Fetzer; David Gao; Cheyenne Gregory; Tyler Lamoureux; Taylor Richard; Orenda Senior and Gabriella Williams
  • Burlington Lions Charities Scholarship Fund: Mary-Katherine Cormier; Hannah Howard and Emily Hunt
  • Conn Acoustics Scholarship Fund: Mackenzie LaChance and Casper Muter
  • Peg Coughlin Nursing Scholarship Fund: Rachel Lewis
  • Rit Croce Academic and Vocational Scholarship Fund: Lisa Bleau
  • Richard A. DellaVecchia Scholarship Fund: Eli Steindl
  • Jeffrey Downes Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Trades: Justin Pelletier
  • Carolyn Fisher Scholarship Fund: Jordan Conklin
  • Olivia Fusco Memorial Art Scholarship Fund: Olivia White
  • GE's Industrial Solutions Scholarship Fund: Julia Jackman; Hannah Schulz; Victoria Skonieczny and Renukanandan Tumu
  • Andrew and Murielle Giacomini Scholarship Fund: McKenzie Lewis
  • Azilda Hebert Music Scholarship Fund: Jordan Northup
  • Grace & Norma Joy Scholarship Fund: Megan Yates
  • John Kalinoski Scholarship Fund: Diana Ieronimo
  • Kalt Moreau Family Scholarship Fund for Education: Constance Schulze
  • Vincent T. Kozyrski Scholarship Fund: Ebony Agustin
  • Sean Landry Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund: Jordan Conklin
  • Ray Machine Corp./Ray & Darlene Lassy Family Fund: Wade Oemcke
  • John J. and Doris Lazorik Memorial Scholarship Fund: Stanley Cardona and David Gao
  • Leger Initiative for Education Fund: Rachel Lewis
  • Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship Fund: Logan Zdun
  • Therese MacCallum "Great Kid" Scholarship Fund: Colin Burdette
  • Nicholas P. Maglio ACE Fund: Brianna Ogonowski
  • Maskery Family Scholarship Fund: Remy Mavinga
  • Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Medical Scholarship Fund: Victoria Kulak; Mikayla Lewandoski and Erin Richards
  • Robert E. and Angeline P. McCormack Scholarship Fund: Asami Castellano
  • McMaster-Moulthrop Scholarship Fund: Pacifico Flores; David Gao; Tijhuuan Abigail Grant-Christie; Sebastian Kania; Julia Nelson; Stephen Pittman; Karli Torvinen; Quinn Vontell; Rachel Wolf and Yan Zhu
  • Dorothy Micloskey Ives Award Fund: Logan Zdun
  • Ken E. Micloskey Award: Jordan Conklin
  • Dave Mongillo Memorial/Golf Scholarship Fund: Cory Hemsen
  • Al and Joan Monico Scholarship Fund: Stanley Cardona and Tyler Lamoureux
  • NESMA Scholarship Fund: Andrew Kane and Nicole Ledesma
  • AJR Nocera Memorial Fund: Maciej Kossuth and Taylor Richard
  • Anthony Norton Scholarship Fund: Colin Bamrick
  • Scott W. Organ Student-Athletic Scholarship Fund: Carter Dziedzic
  • Ralph Papazian Memorial Scholarship Fund: Nathan Rosa
  • Estelle Delano Peterson Scholarship Fund: Stephanie Poulin
  • Dorothy Dewey Picard Music Scholarship Fund: Philip Andrews
  • Plymouth Community Club Scholarship Fund: Kristine Gutierrez
  • Alice Pulsifer Memorial Scholarship Fund: Marissa Pecorelli
  • Max and Ruth Rabin Scholarship Fund: Selena Norton
  • Radcliff Family Education Fund: Alexa Cahill; Carter Dziedzic; Tyrah Green and Selena Norton
  • Radcliff Plainville High School Fund: Jared Demmons; Jason Demmons; Gregory Sileo and Emanuel Yawin
  • Louis J. Rascoe Scholarship Fund: Jordan Conklin
  • Julie A. Roche Nursing Scholarship Fund: Rachel Lewis
  • Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship Fund: Matthew Erb
  • Clement J. Roy Scholarship Fund: Carter Dziedzic
  • Dora Schubert Scholarship Fund: Isabella Christiana
  • Lawrence (Larry) Selza Memorial Scholarship Fund: Remy Mavinga
  • Glo Sessions Fund for Art Education: Brithanie Liddy
  • Jill Lynne Shackett Educational Scholarship Fund: Ashlynn Jefferson and Heidy Luis-Fuentes
  • Southington Observer/StepSaver Scholarship Fund: Erica Klem
  • Jay W. and Elizabeth M. Tyrrell Scholarship Fund: Brithanie Liddy and Molyna Tep
  • Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder Music Camp Scholarship Fund: Luke Ashworth and Onyae Hill
  • Dr. Joan T. Wallace Prize for Highest Achievement in English at Southington High School: Maxwell Heath
  • Peggy Ann Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Nuo Chen; David Gao; Ronald Maule and Megan Yates
  • Kristen Warner Scholarship Fund: Alyssa Landrie
  • John Whitcomb Scholarship Fund: Andre Pelletier
  • Eva Brodowicz Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund: Isabella Tedesco
  • Pat & Bob Wollenberg Scholarship Fund for Special Education: Lisa Bleau and Noah Lease
  • Yarde Metals Memorial Scholarship Fund: Jordan Brunelle; Lillian Butler; Taylor Cornand; Jason Fetzer; Michael Kaminski; Nicole Ledesma; Dustin Sims and Alexis Thompson

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

  • Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded scholarship grants to 31 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 14 students attending St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol
  • Saint Matthew School Scholarship Fund awarded one student attending St. Matthew School in Bristol a scholarship grant

The Main Street Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for both present and future generations in the communities served by encouraging and promoting gift planning, prudent stewardship of assets, effective grantmaking and community leadership. A nonprofit public charity, created by private citizens, the foundation works with donors in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott who wish to build permanent charitable endowments to support their communities. Since its founding in 1995, the foundation has provided nearly $17.3 million in grants and scholarships.

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Contact:

Samantha Rajotte
Main Street Community Foundation
860-583-6363
samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org

Website: www.mainstreetfoundation.org

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