BCF Presents $19,000 in Scholarship Awards


On June 6, 2017, the Branford Community Foundation was pleased to provide $19,000 in scholarship awards to fourteen Branford High School seniors. The scholarship awards and scholarship recipients are as follows:

Austin Ryer Memorial Award: Nathaniel Jarvie
Bob Dow Scholar/Athlete Scholarship: Julia Howard-Flanders
Carol and Jim Redden Memorial Scholarship: Ashley Roding
John B. Sliney Memorial Scholarship: Alyssa Parzych and Karina Khoultchaeva
Kendra Martin Scholarship: Solenne Smith
Linda Edsall Winward Scholarship: Spencer Mariotti
P.J. Ferriolo Memorial Scholarship: Aleksandras Karosas
Philip A. DeLise Scholarship Award: Louis Orifice
The William Owens Jr. and Attorney Robert M. Owens Scholarship: Olivia Datre
Vincent Giordano, Sr. Scholarship Fund: James Dering and Noah Pantani
William Schwanfelder Scholarship: Michael Vaccaro and Dalton Childs

The Branford Community Foundation benefits all residents by pooling contributions from like-minded citizens, managing these funds with professional guidance, and then carefully granting a portion of the income generated through grants, scholarships and leadership initiatives. As a multipurpose permanent local charitable endowment, the Branford Community Foundation helps to build a healthy and successful community by supporting everything from basic needs and health services, to local environmental issues and education, to the arts and other programs. For more information, contact Executive Director Liza Janssen Petra at lpetra@branfordcommunityfoundation.org or (203) 444 4898.

Pictured: Front row (L-R):James Dering, Noah Pantani, Julia Howard-Flanders, Alyssa Parzych ; Back row (L-R): Aleksandras Karosas, Nathaniel Jarvie, Oliva Datre, Ashley Roding; Not pictured: Solenne Smith, Michael Vaccaro, Dalton Childs, Karina Khoultchaeva, Spencer Mariotti, Louis Orifice. Photo credit: William O’Brien