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Newtown Scholarship Association Awards $207,000

Scholarship awards for 2011-12 are announced.

(Submitted by Stephanie Gaston)

The Newtown Scholarship Association, Inc. is pleased to announce its scholarship awards for the 2011-2012 academic year.

All awards have just been finalized with 75 students receiving a total of $207,000 in financial-need-based awards.

“The total dollar amount of awards this year is once again a reflection of the growing need in our community and the ever-escalating tuition costs," said Stephanie Gaston, chairwoman of the NSA awards committee.

The scholarship association was established as a nonprofit organization in 1937 to promote and advance the education of secondary school graduates residing in Newtown by providing financial aid to deserving students. In 1937, a single $50 scholarship was awarded. In its history, the NSA has helped more than 1,000 students achieve a post-secondary education and awarded more than $3 million in need based scholarships.

Nearly 70-percent of contributions come from generous individuals and businesses primarily from Newtown with the remaining from fund raising events and sponsorships. For more information about establishing a scholarship or making a donation please contact Stephanie Gaston at (203) 426-2500 or by email at NSAawards@gmail.com.

The award recipients are:

    College     Student Name College Attending Class of Scholarship(s) Awarded             1. Kevin Davies Western Connecticut State University 2012 Newtown Savings Bank & Sippin Energy Products             2.  Amber Ruscoe Castleton State College 2012 Roberty Y. Brown & Karen Anderson-Cole Memorials             3.  Lauren Busser Sarah Lawrence College 2012 Taunton Press Inc. & Newtown Woman's Club             4.  Alexandra Clement University of California at Santa Barbara 2012 Rotary Club of Newtown & Paul Dohrenwend Memorial             5.  Melissa Fracker Western Connecticut State University 2012 Nancy Dudley Memorial             6.  James Hilton Western Connecticut State University 2012 Greg Chion Band & Color Guard Memorial             7.  Maia Jacoby Hampshire College 2012 Flora Lavery Memorial & Garden Club of Newtown             8.  Katherine Kelleher University of Connecticut 2012 James Osborne Memorial & Women Involved in Newtown             9.  Emily Lockhart Western Connecticut State University 2012 Dr. Louis Wasserman & Lynn & Lysbeth Platt Memorials             10. Cristina Parks Eastern Connecticut State University 2012 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Friel Memorial & Rotary Club of Newtown             11.  Jaclyn Petrasanta St. John's University 2012 Jason Edwards Family Honorary & Fayette Overholt Memorial             12.  Sara Pollock Sacred Heart University 2012 Lee Davenson Memorial & Eileen Willig Honorary             13.  Daniel Rahmlow Marist College 2012 Newtown Savings Bank & Toro Restaurant             14.  Jaimee Rocca Franciscan University of Steubenville 2012 Robert Dean & James Taylor Garbarino Memorials             15.  Nicholas Rosa University of Virginia 2012 Lt. Robert W. Vogel U.S.N. Memorial             16.  Genevieve Santayana University of the Sciences Philadelphia 2012 Karen Anderson-Cole Memorial             17. Shannon Seaman Roger Williams University 2012 Smialowski Family Fund & Joseph Borrello Memorial             18.  Renata Villarreal University of Connecticut 2012 Edna Carling Memorial             19. Katherine Bamberg Clark University 2013 Greg Chion Band & Color Guard Memorial             20.  Daniel Berlingeri Ithaca College 2013 Virginia Lathrop & Joseph Hammond Memorials             21. Cara Colacurcio Central Connecticut State University 2013 Rysz Family Memorial             22.  Paulina Grzybowski University of Connecticut 2013 Paul Smith Memorial & Taunton Press Inc.             23.  Dylan Kelleher Dickinson College 2013 Rotary Club of Newtown & William Honan Memorial             24.  Emma Knickerbocker University of Vermont 2013 Ruth Wuerthele & Virginia Lee Burroughs Memorials             25. Christopher Matthei Emmanuel College 2013 Justin Potter & Mathew Luf Memorials             26.  Megan Pendagast Rider University 2013 Eileen Willig Honorary             27.  Renee Rushefski Cornell University 2013 Newtown Savings Bank             28.  Natalie Villa Yale University 2013 Smialowski Family Fund Honorary             29.  Erik Wessel Northeastern University 2013 Lt. Robert W. Vogel, U.S.N. Memorial             30.  Edward White University of Rhode Island 2013 Newtown Savings Bank             31.  Gretchen Hoffman Princeton University 2013 Timothy Treadwell Memorial             32.  Nadeem Ahmed University of Connecticut 2014 Smialowski Family Fund             33. Reecca Bloom Pace University 2014 Olga Knoepke Memorial             34. Michelle Davies Western Connecticut State University 2014 Lilla Dean Honorary             35. Samantha DeFillippe Bridgewater State University 2014 Taunton Press, Inc.             36.  Zoe DeStories Harvard University 2014 Timothy Treadwell Memorial             37.  Tracy Dunn Massachusetts College of Pharmacy 2014 Dr. Louis Wasserman Memorial             38. Sarah Ferris George Washington University 2014 Smialowski Family Fund Honorary             39. April Gaddis Roger Williams University 2014 Greg Chion Memorial             40. Dana Hansen University of Maryland 2014 Jonathan R. Ullo Memorial             41. Taylor Hennessey Western Connecticut State University 2014 Isabelle Murray Memorial             42. Sam Hoagland Western Connecticut State University 2014 Fayette Overholt Charity Foundation             43. Erik Hoffman SUNY Purchase 2014 Smialowski Family Fund Honorary             44. Kathleen Holroyd Western Connecticut State University 2014 Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation             45. Molly Matthei Framingham State University 2014 Dr. Louis Wasserman Memorial             46. Kyle O'Connor University of Pennsylvania 2014 Newtown Savings Bank             47. Julia Pendagast Rider University 2014 J.P. Maguire & Associates             48. Jacqueline Rosa University of Maine 2014 Rotary Club of Newtown             49. Andrew Shugarts Virginia Tech 2014 Newtown Savings Bank             50. Mattew Slattery Montclair State University 2014 Lee Davenson Memorial             51. Emily Slosson Post University 2014 Lt. Robert W. Vogel, U.S.N. Memorial             52. Kelly Stendahl Western Connecticut State University 2014 Mack & Virginia Lathrop Memorial             53. Lyndi Szabo Franklin Pierce University 2014 Fayette Overholt Charity Foundation             54. Elizabeth Tarshis Bridgewater State University 2014 Rysz Family Memorial             55. Gabriela Tejeda Sacred Heart University 2014 Garden Club of Newtown             56. Christopher Teri University of Connectict 2014 Obre Music Honorary             57. Anthony Vacaro University of Delaware 2014 Brett Pryor Memorial             58. Leah Barrett Tulane University 2015 Annabelle Rosenthal Memorial             59. Timothy Bloom Central Connecticut State University 2015 Dr. & Mrs. Russell Strasburger & William A. Upham Memorials             60. Kellyanne Brophy University of Maryland 2015 Newtown Savings Bank             61. Meaghan Carney Loyola University 2015 Sylvea & Nelson Curtis, Rebecca VanSyckle & Virginia Lee Burroughs Memorials             62. Alexandra Cernick Fairleigh Dickinson University 2015 Taunton Press, Inc.             63. Emily Erickson Sacred Heart University 2015 Smialowski Family Fund Honorary             64. Theo Hartlett Berklee College of Music 2015 Joseph Borrello & Leonard J. Manz Memorials             65. David Klein Eastern Connecticut State University 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Friel Memorial             66. Hannah Koch Boston College 2015 Rotary Club of Newtown             67. AnnaMarie Lewis Western Connecticut State University 2015 NSA Board of Governors & William A. Upham Memorial             68. Kelly O'Connor Catholic University 2015 William A. Upham Memorial & Newtown Savings Bank             69. Linnea Pearson Culinary Institute of America 2015 Barbara Lindquist Memorial             70. Brian Reed Princeton University 2015 Timothy Treadwell Memorial             71. Patricia Santayana James Madison University 2015 William A. Upham & James Hinkley Memorials             72. Sarah Smith Western Connecticut State University 2015 Norma Pierson Memorial             73. Emily Teri Indiana University 2015 Smialowski Family Fund Honorary & William A. Upham Memorial             74. Danielle Villa Marist College 2015 Lt. Robert W. Vogel, U.S.N. Memorial             75. Daniel White University of Connecticut 2015 Stephen Mazuroski #73 Athlete Memorial  

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