Archive for Scholarship Fund

B. Joan Hickey & Dennis F. Hickey Scholarship Fund

Joan and Dennis Hickey (1941 – 2016) are known in the community for their generosity and involvement. Together they were instrumental in helping Guilford Day Care (GDC), a Guilford Center for Children program, raise $50,000 to build and install a new playground.

James P. Scialabba Scholarship Fund

Jim Scialabba (1945 – 2020) was known for his optimism, kindness, sense of humor, and love for his family. In 1972, Jim earned his DMD from Tufts University Dental School of Medicine. After his residency at Washington Hospital Center, he and his wife, Karen, returned to Connecticut to settle in Guilford.

Richard Hersh & Judith Meyers Scholarship Fund

From the moment Dick Hersh and Judith Meyers relocated to Guilford from Hartford, they quickly jumped into community life on the Shoreline and wanted to give back by establishing a scholarship fund for GHS students focused on liberal arts and sciences.

Karen & Terry Bergantino Educational Fund

Karen and Terry Bergantino established this designated scholarship fund in 2021 to provide an award for a Guilford High School student or Guilford resident pursuing higher education at a community college/technical or trade school and in need of financial assistance.

Richard W. Brooks Memorial Fund for Vocational Technology

This scholarship fund was established in 2018 in honor of Richard W. Brooks to provide an award to a graduating student of Guilford High School pursuing higher education or training in the vocational and industrial arts.

Maureen Cyr Caruso Scholarship Fund

Maureen Cyr Caruso, known as Mo to many, grew up in Guilford. After she passed way unexpectedly, her parents created a scholarship fund for Guilford high school students interested in nursing.

Barbara Nugent Scholarship Fund

Barbara Nugent was known for her love of all animals. A passion was
horses, leading her to riding many years at the Guilford Riding School where she got involved in all aspects of the organization including fundraising events, shows, and competitions. This ultimately led to the creation of a named scholarship fund to honor her legacy.

Alison Varian Memorial Scholarship Fund

In memory of Alison Varian, an avid boater and fisherman, this scholarship is given to students who want to pursue careers in aquaculture, fisheries or marine science.

Jake Penman Memorial Scholarship

Jake Penman (1993-2008) was a sophomore at Guilford High School in 2008 when he unexpectedly passed away. He enjoyed life to the fullest, especially woodworking, computers, music, fishing, and canoeing, and was an enthusiastic spectator of all sports.

Ralph Schipani, Jr. Memorial Fund

Honoring Ralph Schipani Jr.’s love of baseball, the family established a scholarship fund for two GHS graduates equally as passionate about the sport.