Region 11 awards scholarships to 14 students
BY KATE MOSTACCIO
This year’s Region 11 Fundraising Scholarship Awards will help 14 students with college costs in the fall.
“This year it was very challenging,” said Region 11 Coordinator Bernadette O’Connor. “The applicants were very successful and the challenges were set very high due to the excellent work of the applicants.”
O’Connor was grateful for the scholarship committee. “I would like to thank all of them for their hard work in making this scholarship a success,” she said. “And I would also like to thank Charles Roland for helping coordinate the scholarships.”
The committee members this year were Joan Rosegreen, Charles Roland, Jasmine Lafonte, Carrie Saunders, Joy Fletcher, Vivian Falto, Leslie Williamson and Robin Hamilton-Browne.
“The committee reviewed the applicants very carefully,” O’Connor said. “We asked them for a current transcript, proof of acceptance into a college in the fall, and a minimum 250-word essay telling us about their community service and their service to their school.”
The students, entering their first or second year of college, also needed a letter of recommendation from a teacher and their parent or guardian had to be a PEF Region 11 member in order to qualify for consideration.
Acquired by fundraising, a pool of $5,550 was distributed among the students, with the top scholarships totaling $500.
“We fundraise and then we put part of that money into the scholarship awards,” O’Connor said. Fliers will go out next year to council leaders in Region 11 announcing the next round of scholarships. This year’s scholarship applications had to be postmarked by July 8.
The following students received this year’s scholarships:
|• Elizabeth Banat||• Jonathan Mottola|
|• Alyssa De Guzman||• Sylene Pabon|
|• Kieara Fagan||• Roshni Patel|
|• Richard Guang||• Sulan Pathiranage|
|• Fiona Fernandez||• Christine Tucco|
|• Nia James||• Iyinoluwa Tugbobo|
|• Anthony Mottola||• Tori Williams|
Scholarships were awarded during a ceremony August 14 at the PEF NYC Regional Office.
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