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UNICO awards annual scholarships

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The Scholarship Committee of UNICO National recently announced its 2016 awards. Among the more than two-dozen grants bestowed were scholarships for nursing, literature, science, fine arts, Italian studies, engineering and study abroad. “While we assist talented students to realize their aspirations, we encourage our recipients to become exceptional, contributing members of society,” committee Chair Joan Tidona explains. “As our program continues to expand, it is clear that UNICO National recognizes education as an essential investment in the future.” The complete list of scholarships follows.

Major Don S. Gentile Memorial Scholarship
Henry Francis Taibi
Sponsored by Orange/West Orange, New Jersey Chapter
Judged in New York

William C. Davini Memorial Scholarship
Laura E. Discavage
Sponsored by the National Office for New York
Judged in Wisconsin

Alphonse A. Miele Memorial Scholarship
Clelia Piperno
Sponsored by the National Office for Texas
Judged in Florida

Theodore Mazza Memorial Scholarship
Adam Christopher Hemauer
Sponsored by Illinois District I
Judged in New Jersey

Sgt. John Basilone Memorial Scholarship
Chelsea Alexis Karson
Sponsored by Chicago West Suburban, Illinois Chapter
Judged in New Jersey

Dr. Benjamin J. Cottone Memorial Scholarship
Kristen Leigh Kettelhut
Sponsored by Passaic Valley, New Jersey Chapter
Judged in Pennsylvania

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships
Nicole Marie Baca
Sponsored by the National Office for California
Victoria Leigh Caton
Sponsored by the National Office for Massachusetts
Nakia Nicole Henry
Sponsored by the National Office for New Jersey
Javier Moreno
Sponsored by the National Office for California
Nathan Ronald Newborg
Sponsored by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Chapter
Tai Nguyen
Sponsored by Bridgeport, Connecticut Chapter
Dorilynn Nicol
Sponsored by Memphis, Tennessee Chapter
BethAnn Nowak
Sponsored by Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter
 Arianna Leigh Stone
Sponsored by the National Office for Connecticut
Monica Leigh Young
Sponsored by the National Office for Illinois
Judged in Pennsylvania
 
DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship
Ashley Renee DeGennaro
Sponsored by Memphis, Tennessee Chapter
Nicolina R. Lamberti
Sponsored by the Waterbury, Connecticut Chapter
Judged in Illinois

Ella T. Grasso Literary Scholarship
Gianna E. Baccala
Sponsored by the National Office for Maryland
Krista S. Gresia
Sponsored by the National Office for New York
Judged in Missouri

Ralph J. Torraco Scholarship
Nathan Lewis Bruschi
Sponsored by Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts Chapter
Stephen Gerard Piccininni
Sponsored by Fairfield, New Jersey Chapter
Judged in New Jersey

Louise Torraco Memorial Scholarship for Science
Dominique Ann Adamczyk
Sponsored by Hazleton, Pennsylvania Chapter
Luke Aaron Versten
Sponsored by the National Office for Illinois
Judged in Pennsylvania

Ralph J Torraco Fine Arts Scholarship
Sasha Marie Biagiarelli
Sponsored by the National Office for Connecticut
Alex Thomas DiFabio
Sponsored by the Westfield, New Jersey Chapter
Judged in Pennsylvania

Robert J. Tarte Scholarship for Italian Studies
Dariell Alexis Vasquez
Sponsored by Passaic Valley, New Jersey Chapter
Judged in Delaware

Guglielmo Marconi Engineering Scholarship
James Vincent Oliveto
Sponsored by the National Office for New York
Judged in California
 

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