The Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy last week announced the recipients of the community group’s two annual scholarships—the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy, Scholarship Award and the Cristofori Scholarship Award. The awards, for which any area student is eligible, were established in 1926 to recognize academic and community accomplishments.
A total of 10 students—nine from Natick High School, and one from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Boylston—were each awarded $1,000, with a total of $10,000 in scholarship funds granted. Congratulations to the following students:
Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy Scholarship Award
Alana Bownes-Ciccarelli—UMass Amherst
Talia Gitlin—Union College, Scholars Program, political science
Sofia DeLuca—UMass Amherst, business management
Francis J. Cristofori Scholarship Award
Leah Goldman—Stonehill College, psychology
Cody Jones—Bryant University, data science
McKenzie McDonald—Verto Education and University of New Haven, Costa Rica and Seville, Spain. Sophomore year Arizona State University, Criminal Justice, Peace Corps
Jeffrey Meisner—Central Maine Community College, conservation law enforcement
Annalouisa Souza—UMass Boston, pre-med
Christopher Savoie (graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Boylston) —University of New England, marine biology
Sarah Amabilie (award divided equally between the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy Scholarship Award and the Francis J. Cristofori Scholarship Award)—Salem State University, nursing
A shout out the Scholarship Committee members (Chair Alexa Lombardo, Megan Belliveau, Anthony Isgo, and Judy Parant) for their many hours of work in completing the difficult task of selecting scholarship recipients from the applicants, all deserving students.
Interested in applying for the next round of awards? Keep an eye on the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy website. The updated application will be available soon. The deadline for the next application submission is March 31, 2023.
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