Branford Community Foundation Awards $37,000 in Scholarships

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The Branford Community Foundation was honored to provide scholarship awards to 29 graduating seniors from Branford High School.

The beautiful shoreline town of Branford, CT.

Born in the aftermath of 9/11 and stepping out into adulthood during a global pandemic, the Branford Community Foundation salutes the extraordinary and resilient class of 2020. These graduates will forge a remarkable path.

Although their graduation ceremony was via Zoom this year, the Branford High School scholarship awardees were no less impressive. The Branford Community Foundation was honored to provide awards to 29 graduating seniors from Branford High School.

These impressive students were selected according to a variety of qualifications, from academic excellence to sportsmanship to career intentions, and have finished their high school career under the most extreme and isolating conditions.

Awardees by scholarship:

  • Austin Ryer Memorial Scholarship: Emerie Salinas
  • Bob Dow Scholar-Athlete Scholarship: Minsok Lee
  • Cathyann Roding Performing Arts Scholarship: Benjamin Clouse
  • Celia Whorf Wheeler Scholarship: Cleo Hazen
  • D. Williams Owens, Jr. and Attorney Robert M. Owens Scholarship: Eric Lin
  • George Barone Scholarship: Spencer Landsbach,
  • George D. Malcolm Memorial Award: Elizabeth Bartlett & Reilly Girard
  • James MacVeigh Scholarship: Karly King
  • Jim and Carol Redden Memorial Scholarship: Daniel DeCerbo-O'Brien
  • John B. Sliney Memorial Scholarship: Busra Ozkan & Kubra Ozkan
  • Joyce Watson Potts & Carl E. Potts Memorial Scholarship: Emma Gallagher
  • Kendra Martin Scholarship: Camdyn Dunn
  • Linda Edsall Winward Scholarship: Riyanshu Bam
  • Mari-Ellen Reed Nursing Scholarship: Maribel Yanzaguano
  • Mary Palumbo and Lenore Palumbo Robbins Scholarship: Austin Bui, Jason Hackett, Abigail Pawlowicz, & Celia Turbert
  • Maureen Gustafson Scholarship: Emily Rosenberg
  • P.J. Ferriolo Memorial Scholarship: Tyler Wetmore
  • Philip A. DeLise Scholarship : Max Padian
  • Vincent S. Gordiano Sr. Scholarship: Sean Kelly, Peter Nazario
  • Sally Slater BHS Scholarship: Adrienne Dillon
  • Torello Family Scholarship: Sean Kelly
  • William Schwanfelder Scholarship: Christian Bjork & Violet Smiarowski    

Born in the aftermath of 9/11 and stepping out into adulthood during a global pandemic, the Branford Community Foundation salutes the extraordinary and resilient class of 2020. These graduates will forge a remarkable path.

For more information about the Branford Community Foundation, including how to establish a permanent legacy fund such as a scholarship fund, visit our website at branfordcommunityfoundation.org.

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