Record-Setting Scholarships

Record-Setting Scholarship Awards Made by Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

56 Area Students Awarded More Than $175,000 in Scholarships

New Britain, Conn. (July 7, 2014) – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has awarded 56 area students some $175,830 in 2014 scholarships, the highest total amount of scholarship dollars awarded by the Foundation in its 70-plus year history.

The 60 total scholarships awarded (four students received two awards) came from 40 of the Foundation’s named scholarship funds, established by individual donors. The vast majority of scholarships were awarded to students from the four communities comprising the Foundation’s service area (Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington) while several additional scholarships, based on donor-established criteria, were awarded to students from Farmington, Newington and other communities.

The honored students will attend a wide variety of colleges and universities in Connecticut and beyond, including the University of Connecticut (UConn), Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the University of Hartford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, George Washington University and more.

Scholarship recipients are listed in alphabetical order by town of residence. Listings include student name, scholarship(s) awarded and chosen college/university.

Berlin

Lauren Baretta, Kimberly R. Miller Scholarship (Juniata College); Kasondra Colasanti, Vincent F. Biscoglio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship (Mount Saint Mary); Jessica Karwowski, Helen T. Bianca Nursing Scholarship (University of Saint Joseph); Melissa Lopreiato, Gloria Biscoglio Bosco Memorial Scholarship (CCSU); Alicia Maule, Gloria Biscoglio Bosco Memorial Scholarship (Eastern Connecticut State University); Kelsey Sena, Josephine Suits Arts Scholarship (University of Hartford); Natalie Souza (2), Paul J. and Mary P. Karam Music Scholarship and Keith Benson Kramer Scholarship (Belmont University); Kristen Stack (2), William P. and Janet C. McCormack Scholarship and Harold M. Sussman Memorial Scholarship (Salve Regina University); Timothy Synnott, Dominic DelConte Memorial Scholarship (UConn); Victoria Vega, James W. McDermott, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (UMass Amherst); Megan Wilcox, William J. Tomasso Scholarship (Fordham University).

Farmington

Nicole DiTommaso, Eleanor and Nathan Berry Scholarship (UConn).

New Britain

Christina Bouaphone, Virginia and William Bray Scholarship (CCSU); Samantha R. Buchalter, Frank E. Rogers Scholarship for Agricultural Studies (George Washington University); Chardynea Crossdale, Stanley and
Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (Howard University); Ashley Davis, Carolyn’s Healthy Environment Scholarship (Eastern Connecticut State University); Tyler Ferguson, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (CCSU); Stephon Henry, Louis O. Gagliardi Scholarship (UConn); Jennifer Heppner, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (Pennsylvania State University); Amy Huang, Henrietta R. Demorat Scholarship (UConn); Krystian Koszykowski, Linda Blogoslawski Mlynarczyk Memorial Scholarship (UConn); Prezemyslaw “Preston” Kozikowski (2), Macdonald/Hjerpe Scholarship and New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and Associates Scholarship (CCSU); Antonio Labas, Catherine C. Conway Memorial Scholarship (CCSU); Diante Lewis-Jolley, Peter G. Perakos, Sr. Scholarship (Santa Barbara College); Patrick Malchar, Peter G. Perakos, Sr. Scholarship (Tunxis Community College); Erica Muzzulin, Harold M. Sussman Memorial Scholarship (Coastal Carolina University); Meghan Pelletier, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (University of Hartford); Kimberly Pena, Vic and Betty Fumiatti Scholarship (CCSU); Asfia Qutub, William J. Tomasso Scholarship (UConn); Michael A. Robinson (2), William F. Burns Memorial Award and Scholarship and Harry L. Stromquist Memorial Scholarship (University of Miami); Alicia Strong, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (Wesleyan University); Juliette Thuillier, Harold C. Rahm Memorial Scholarship (UConn); Damien X. Westerman, Louis (Mattioli) Matt Music Scholarship (CCSU); Keonna Yearwood, Louis P. Gianoli Scholarship (TBD); Tomasz Zarzecki, Harold C. Rahm Memorial Scholarship (UConn).

Newington

Wiktoria Bis, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (Boston University); Kristina Drollinger, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (UConn); Emily Forauer, Joseph T. and Christine J. Schribert Scholarship (UConn); Amy Miller, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (University of New Haven); Nicole Stepak, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (Maywood University); Kavisha Thakkar, Stanley and Margaret Nowacki Scholarship (UConn).

Plainville

April Lemanski, William J. Tomasso Scholarship (Coastal Carolina University); Leslie Mroczek, William G. Bryant Memorial Scholarship (Tunxis Community College); Nicholas Petrucci, William G. Bryant Memorial Scholarship (Sacred Heart University).

Southington

Stephanie Brilla, Michael J. Davey Memorial Scholarship (Tunxis Community College); Caroline Burke, Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship (UConn); Antonia Cavallo, Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship (Clemson University); Benjamin Johnson, Dennis J. Stanek, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (UConn);
Melissa Martin, Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship (Roger Williams); Sarah Mongillo, Dennis J. Stanek, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (UConn); Alexander Queen, Arthur T. Blumer, MD, Merit Scholarship (MIT); David P. Swanson, III, Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship (Tunxis Community College).

Other Towns

Allyson Clark (Essex, Conn.), Allen M. and Rosalind W. Humes Humanitarian Scholarship (American University); Sidney Eragene (Wethersfield, Conn.), Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Scholarship (CCSU); Jessica Myers (Hamden, Conn.), Alma Exley Scholarship (Southern Connecticut State University); Erin Weber (Phoenixville, Penn.), Kim Miller Synchronized Swimming Scholarship (TBD).

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.