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131 Students Awarded Total of $280,600 in Scholarships Thanks to Scholarship Funds Established by Local Donors

An investment in local students is an investment in our community. That is why Main Street Community Foundation’s scholarship program exists, and this year 131 students have been awarded a total of $280,600 in scholarships. The recipients include students in various stages of their academic careers who will be continuing their education with the help of these scholarships in the fields of business, healthcare, criminal justice, journalism, education, engineering, visual arts, skilled trades and so many more.

The scholarships are awarded from funds administered by the Community Foundation, which were established by local individuals, families and businesses to support the academic and career dreams of students in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. Each fund has its own story, about those who started it and why, or about a person who the fund honors. Each recipient has their own story as well, around why they applied or how they relate to the scholarship’s unique criteria. With each scholarship awarded, the legacy of those who started these funds, those being honored, and those being memorialized continues and reinforces the recipients’ abilities to create legacies for themselves.

The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the Community Foundation’s June 22, 2022 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 200 people.

All scholarships are awarded through a competitive, blinded application process and are available to students at varying levels of their academic careers within the Foundation’s service area, as well as several other communities. An all-volunteer selection committee appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors evaluates all applications before recommending recipients.

The 2022 Main Street Community Foundation scholarship recipients honored at the reception are as follows:

  • 4 Burns Scholarship - St. Joseph/St. Paul Fund: Quinn Burns, Andrew Shamper
  • Academic Achievement Award: Hannah Aldieri, Victoria Hudak, Hannah Krueger
  • Christian Arndt Scholarship Fund: Zoe Zappone
  • E. Bartlett Barnes Award of Journalism Fund: Rebecca Dorsey, Zoe Krueger, JiaLiAn Stolfi, Logan Zdun
  • Stanley P. Bitel Memorial Fund: Erin Klem
  • Sylvia Bodak Memorial Scholarship Fund: Lexi Michaud
  • Peter and Marjorie Bossi Educational Fund: Micaela Guzman
  • Bowerman Scholarship Fund: Jocelyn Dall'Aste
  • Bristol Boys and Girls Club Schulman Fund: Stanley Cardona-Toledo, Ramon Peters
  • Bristol Lions Club F. Fred Soliani Memorial Scholarship Fund: Adrianna Dellaera
  • Bristol Lions Club/James J. Keating Scholarship Fund: Jeremey Evanoski
  • Bristol Police Scholarship Fund: Emma Lewis
  • Bristol Yale Club Scholarship Fund: Matthew Badorek, Sammi Bray, Adrianna Dellaera, Angel Jimenez, Jia Xin Lin, Lexi Michaud, Hayden Michele, Esther Minery, Kha Ngo, Nadia Rapp
  • Burlington Lions Charities Scholarship Fund: Adam Ammirata, Declan Bernetich, Noah Dube
  • Alicia M. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund: Kiana Ouellette
  • Conn Acoustics Scholarship Fund: Casper Muter
  • Peg Coughlin Nursing Scholarship Fund: Paige Lavoie
  • Rit Croce Academic and Vocational Scholarship: Kayla Lachance
  • Richard A. DellaVecchia Scholarship Fund: Emma Agli, Emma Doran
  • Katherine Dobroczynski Memorial Scholarship Fund: Natalia Gorski
  • Jeffrey Downes Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Trades: Chadd Vontell
  • Karen Finder Scholarship Fund: Michell Raphael
  • Carolyn Fisher Scholarship Fund: Jessica Foster
  • Olivia Fusco Memorial Art Scholarship Fund: Jillian Blaszko
  • Joann Galati Scholarship Fund for Education: Ava LeBlanc
  • GE's Industrial Solutions Scholarship Fund: Hailey Calder, Sahana Ganesh, Leah Mueller
  • Andrew and Murielle Giacomini Scholarship Fund: Amaya Pagan
  • Azilda Hebert Music Scholarship Fund: Micaela Guzman
  • Dorothy Micloskey Ives Award: Madison Burns
  • Grace and Norma Joy Scholarship Fund: Adrianna Dellaera
  • John Kalinoski Scholarship Fund: Rebecca Dorsey
  • Kalt Moreau Family Scholarship Fund for Education: Alyssa Gonzalez
  • KAWFY Memorial Scholarship Fund: Sammi Bray, Cooper Burdette, Thomas Hayden, Samantha Tito
  • Vincent T. Kozyrski Scholarship Fund: Olivia Dossias
  • Sean Landry Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund: Dominick Dao
  • Ray Machine Corp./Ray and Darlene Lassy Family Fund: Zachary Stevenson
  • John J. and Doris Lazorik Memorial Scholarship Fund: Angel Jimenez, Sophia Nocera
  • Leger Initiative for Education Fund: Anita Gryczewski
  • Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship Fund: Logan Zdun
  • Thérèse MacCallum "Great Kid" Scholarship Fund: Alexandra Barner
  • Nicholas P. Maglio ACE (A Chance for Education) Fund: Alexsia Newman
  • Maskery Family Scholarship Fund: Matthew Badorek
  • Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Medical Scholarship Fund: Gabriella Buonafede, Grace D'Amato, Lexi Michaud, Brooke Treannie
  • Robert E. and Angeline P. McCormack Scholarship Fund: Jillian Blaszko
  • McMaster-Moulthrop Scholarship Fund: Hannah Aldieri, Gabriella Buonafede, Ashlee Crumrine, MacKenzie Dumas, Beckett Hennessey, Victoria Hudak, Martina Jagielski, Hannah Krueger, Charles Pittman, Gabriella Watson
  • Ken E. Micloskey Award: Nicholas Fusco
  • Dave Mongillo Memorial/Golf Scholarship Fund: Cooper Burdette, Sophia Swain
  • Al and Joan Monico Scholarship Fund: Latifa Kone, Ramon Peters
  • NESMA Scholarship Fund: Dylan Bradley, Emily Seeds
  • AJR Nocera Memorial Fund: Stanley Cardona-Toledo, Angel Jimenez
  • Anthony Norton Scholarship Fund: Jessica Foster
  • Scott W. Organ Student-Athletic Scholarship Fund: Olivia Dossias
  • C. Henry Ozga Memorial Scholarship Fund: Dominick Dao
  • Ralph Papazian Memorial Scholarship Fund: Alexsia Newman
  • Estelle Delano Peterson Scholarship Fund: Zoe Zappone
  • Dorothy Dewey Picard Music Scholarship Fund: Garret Millette
  • Plymouth Community Club Scholarship Fund: Dominick Dao
  • Alice C. Pulsifer Memorial Scholarship Fund: Emily Levesque
  • Max and Ruth Rabin Scholarship Fund: Heddi Wells
  • Radcliff Family Education Fund: Kerly Delgado, Carter Dziedzic, Lexi Michaud, Heddi Wells
  • Radcliff Plainville High School Fund: Kyle Badorek, Matthew Badorek, Jason Demmons, Andrew Michalek
  • Louis J. Rascoe Scholarship Fund: Jessica Foster
  • Julie A. Roche Nursing Scholarship Fund: Lexi Michaud
  • Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship Fund: Maximus Autunno, Joshua Hudak, Michael Rinaldi
  • Clement J. Roy Scholarship Fund: Brooke Treannie
  • Dora Schubert Scholarship Fund: Rebecca Dorsey
  • Lawrence (Larry) Selza Memorial Scholarship Fund: Ashlyn Diorio
  • Glo Sessions Fund for Art Education: Lorrin Jackson
  • Jill Lynne Shackett Educational Scholarship Fund: Lauren Aparo, Ava LeBlanc, Kiana Ouellette
  • Southington Observer/StepSaver Scholarship Fund: Sammi Bray
  • Jay and Elizabeth Tyrrell Scholarship Fund: Zoe Krueger
  • Dr. Joan T. Wallace Prize for Highest Achievement in English at Southington High School: Amber Kohl
  • John & Peggy Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Makayla Cervantes, Adrianna Dellaera, Daniel Kitmanyen, Alexsia Newman, Sophia Nocera, Brooke Treannie, Treva Wishart
  • Kristen Warner Scholarship Fund: Anika Mathur
  • John Whitcomb Scholarship Fund: Makayla Cervantes
  • Reverend Dr. Eddie C. Whitehead of Bristol CT – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund: Lucy Bird, Sidratul Muntaha
  • Eva Brodowicz Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund: Sydney Rodriguez
  • Pat and Bob Wollenberg Scholarship Fund for Special Education: Linda Beaulieu, Stephanie Tramontanis
  • Yarde Metals Memorial Scholarship Fund: Chloe Cyr, Jack Kozikowski, Kate Kozikowski, Jonathan Paige, Danielle Regan, Rachel Ross, Jackson Vogel

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

  • Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded scholarship grants to 14 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 13 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