Community Awards

JAMES A. BRANCA MEMORIAL – REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP

The James A. Branca Memorial-Republican Town Committee Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated an interest in political science. This award is given in memory of James Branca, the Greenwich tax collector from 1974-1988 and upstanding member of the Republican party.

THE BYRAM SCHOLARSHIP

The Byram Scholarship is presented to a deserving student who attended New Lebanon Elementary School in the Byram area of Greenwich.

ALAN CAPASSO GHS PTA AWARD

The Alan Capasso GHS PTA Award, in honor of retired Headmaster Capasso, is granted to a student who has significantly contributed to GHS by way of their leadership and/or community service, is in the top 25% of the graduating class, and is committed to attending a four year college or university.

CHICKAHOMINY REUNION COMMITTEE

The Chickahominy Reunion Committee Scholarships are awarded to deserving graduates of Hamilton Avenue Elementary School who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies.

CHICKEN JOE’S SCHOLARSHIP

The Chicken Joe’s Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student and football player from GHS. This award is presented by Joe Marini as a symbol of his gratitude for his years as a student at GHS and as a member of the football team.

CHICKEN JOE’S RIDE FOR KIDS SCHOLARSHIP

The Chicken Joe’s Ride for Kids Scholarship is awarded to a deserving female GHS student who has been committed to her academic studies and active in sports at GHS. This award is funded by long-distance charity bike rides organized by Joe Marini.

CONNECTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

The Connections Scholarship is awarded to a deserving female student who has demonstrated a commitment to community service. This award results from the generosity of Connections, an organization of women who have shown leadership in the professional, business and volunteer sector.

THE DANISH-AMERICAN CLUB OF GREENWICH SCHOLARSHIP

The Danish American Club of Greenwich was founded over one hundred years ago to serve as a social center for the Danish community and welcomes all who are interested in preserving the Danish language, history and culture. The club awards this scholarship to a deserving student who plans to attend a four year college or university.

GREENWICH DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP in memory of DTC Chairman David Roberson

The Greenwich Democratic Town Committee Scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown commitment to community involvement and has demonstrated a concern and sensitivity to others. The award is given in memory of DTC Chairman David Roberson.

THE BEATRICE ELDRIDGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Given by a former member of the Guidance Department at GHS, the Beatrice Eldridge Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student planning to enter a “helping profession”, such as teaching or guidance.

GREENWICH FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION LOCAL 1042 SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenwich Firefighter’s Association Local 1042 Scholarships are awarded to five students whose parents have served our community as fire personnel and the students themselves have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

LINDA & STEVEN B. FOX FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Linda & Steven B. Fox Family Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has been committed to their studies. It is made possible by Steven B. Fox Jewelers with sincere gratitude to the Greenwich community by supporting our graduating students.

GARDEN CLUB OF OLD GREENWICH SCHOLARSHIP

The Garden Club of Old Greenwich Scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to pursue an academic career in Environmental Studies. The Garden Club recognizes the value of supporting the education of the future leaders of our society.

THE GREENWICH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION in memory of Tod Clonan

The Greenwich Basketball Association Scholarship is awarded to four deserving students who have participated in the GBA program in memory of Tod Clonan who founded the GBA and coached for many years.

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 AWARD

In the spirit of the class reunion of GHS ’63, its members want to pay it forward to provide an opportunity for a student, as was given to many members of their class. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in music education and/or coaching.

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenwich High School Class Scholarship is awarded to a deserving fellow student who has had a positive influence on the GHS community.

THE GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL PTA SCHOLARSHIPS

The Greenwich High School PTA Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their studies, shown leadership skills and have been actively involved in service to their community.

GREENWICH ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenwich Organization of School Administrators Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has been in the Greenwich Public School system from grades K-12, who has demonstrated a commitment to academics and shown him/herself to be motivated and industrious.

GREENWICH EXCHANGE FOR WOMEN’S WORK

The Greenwich Exchange for Women’s Work Scholarship is awarded to a female student who has been dedicated to community service and helping others.

FRIENDS OF GREENWICH POINT in honor of Mary Raymond

The Friends of Greenwich Point Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement, leadership skills and a commitment to the environment. This commitment is reflected in the student’s decision to pursue a course of study in environmental science as well as in his/ her community service experiences. This award is presented in honor of Mary Raymond.

GREENWICH REFORM SYNAGOGUE AWARD

The Greenwich Reform Synagogue Award is awarded to a deserving student who has been committed to community service.

THE GREENWICH SOCCER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP in memory of Joe Lenihan and Fred Varrachi

The Greenwich Soccer Club Scholarship is awarded to a deserving male or female GHS student who has played soccer. This award is given in memory of Joe Lenihan and Fred Varrachi, both soccer dads and coaches with the Greenwich Soccer Club, an organization whose goals are to promote friendship, encourage sportsmanship, and ensure players’ self esteem.

IDELLA STUART HEMPSTEAD TRUST

Hempstead Scholarships are awarded to several deserving students who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies.

THE HERTZIG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Hertzig Family Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has shown their potential for success. This award is given with the conviction that equal educational opportunity is essential for the future of our society and our nation.

THE HOPETOWN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Hopetown Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has been committed to their academic studies and have excelled in either athletics or the arts. The Hopetown Scholarship Fund is due to the generosity of John and Suni Unger in the hopes that their fund will have an impact on the lives of young adults by giving them the opportunity to experience the rewards of higher education.

GREENWICH HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who have either volunteered at Greenwich Hospital’s Auxiliary or are pursuing an education in a health related field.

GREENWICH HOUSING AUTHORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Greenwich Housing Authority Scholarships are granted to deserving students who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies and to the furtherance of their education.

IVEY, BARNUM & O’MARA, LLC SCHOLARSHIP

The Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies and a dedication to community service. This scholarship has been established by the law firm of Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC to commemorate their 50th anniversary of service to the Town of Greenwich. The scholarship rewards those students who have demonstrated a dedication to volunteerism and the benefits their community service confers on the town’s many charitable, educational and social service organizations.

GREENWICH JAYCEE CHARITABLE TRUST FUND AWARDS

The Greenwich Jaycee Charitable Trust Fund Awards are given to deserving students who have demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES – ROGATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Jewish Family Services of Greenwich Rogath Scholarships are awarded to deserving graduating students of GHS who are of the Jewish faith.

KIWANIS KEOGH SCHOLARSHIP

The Kiwanis Keogh Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to community service along with academic achievement. The scholarship honors the memory of John Keogh, founder of the Kiwanis Club of Greenwich.

THE GREENWICH LIONS CLUB

The Greenwich Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is visually impaired or interested in pursuing a degree in nursing, eye care or medical school.

GEORGE BARRADAS GLENVILLE MAVERICK MEMORIAL AWARD

In memory of George Barradas who founded the Glenville Mavericks in the early 1970s and actively coached until his death in 2001. The Maverick organization is located in Glenville at the Western Greenwich Civic Center; the field has been officially renamed the ‘George Barradas Memorial Field’ in his honor. His motto: ‘football under one arm and the books under the other.’

GREENWICH MULTIPLE LISTING AWARD

The Greenwich Multiple Listing Award is given to a deserving student by the Greenwich MLS, an organization supported by over 1,000 realtors in the Greenwich area.

THE O’NEILL AWARD

The O’Neill Award is awarded to a deserving graduate of GHS with plans to pursue a career in teaching or plans to attend a technical school and has demonstrated a strong work ethic through their academics, services or athletics.

GREENWICH OLD TIMERS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association promotes youth athletics in Greenwich. Its scholarships are awarded to four well rounded student athletes. One of these awards is in memory of David Theis, a selectman of the Town of Greenwich and longtime board member of the association. It is given to a student with a significant history of community service. The Michael Sandlock Scholarship for baseball is in honor of Mr. Sandlock, a longtime Greenwich resident who played professional baseball for the Braves, the Pirates and the Dodgers.

ORTHOPAEDIC & NEUROSURGERY SPECIALISTS SCHOLARSHIP

The Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists Scholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in both academics and athletics. This award is due to the generosity of ONS which has developed relationships with many student athletes over the years. ONS presents this award as their way of giving back to this community.

COUNTESS FRANCES THORLEY PALEN-KLAR SCHOLARSHIP

The Countess Frances Thorley Palen-Klar Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in memory of Countess Frances Thorley Palen-Klar who was a resident of Greenwich and a strong supporter of students pursuing higher education.

THE JOSEPH PIRO, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP of the Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association

The Joseph Piro, Jr. Award is given by the family of Joseph Piro to a deserving student with plans to attend an engineering or vocational institute.

THE PTA COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS

The PTA Council Scholarships are awarded to deserving students from the different elementary and middle schools in the Town of Greenwich.

ROBERT S. CURTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP of the Greenwich Association of Realtors

The Robert S. Curtis Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates the ability to balance a good grade point average with extracurricular activities. The scholarship is awarded by the Greenwich Association of Realtors.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SCHOLARSHIPS in memory of Dwight H. Renfrew III and John E. Schmeltzer IV

The American Red Cross Scholarships are presented to deserving Youth Volunteers. In memory of Dwight H. Renfrew III and John E. Schmeltzer IV.

RED MEN’S HOME ASSOCIATION OF GREENWICH, CT. INC. AWARDS

The Red Men’s Home Association of Greenwich Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have maintained a strong academic record, are civic minded and involved in community service, and have shown leadership skills and goodwill. The Red Men’s Association scholarships reward those students who exhibit the ideals the Red Men represent: Freedom, Friendship and Charity.

GREENWICH ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rotary Scholarships are awarded to three deserving students who are in the top 20% of the graduating class with a GPA of 3.4 or higher, and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. These awards are given by the Rotary Club who believe in ‘service above self.’

SACRED HEART PARISH SCHOLARSHIP

Sacred Heart Parish of Greenwich, CT, annually awards one or more scholarships to a graduating high school senior who is a member of the parish. This scholarship especially, but not exclusively, celebrates students with an interest in the fine arts, in memory of Mary Danko Goettel and Clinton and Julia D. Palmer.

SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The Second Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Scholarship is awarded to a student who has been an active and upstanding member in their church.

SILVER SHIELD ASSOCIATION – KATHLEEN ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Silver Shield Association-Kathleen Robinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with plans to pursue a career in law enforcement/criminal justice. The award is given in memory of Kathleen Robinson, the first woman on the Greenwich police force.

TIKKUN OLAM STEINBERG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Tikkun Olam Steinberg Foundation Award is given to a deserving student with plans to attend community college or a vocational institute.

SUNNY HILL CHILDREN’S CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

The Sunny Hill Children’s Center Scholarship is awarded to a student who has overcome personal challenges or one who intends to pursue a career in the education of students with learning disabilities.

TREND MAKER CAPITAL LP SCHOLARSHIP

The Trend Maker Scholarships are awarded to five deserving students. These scholarships are thanks to the generosity of the Vitale family / Trend Maker.

CARYN U. JACOBY/CHRISTIAN J. A. URCIUOLI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Caryn U. Jacoby/Christian J. A. Urciuoli Scholarship Fund was established to reward students from ethnically diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated good citizenship and success amongst their peers. The Fund supports the belief that allowing and celebrating the students’ success is a long term solution to combating negative bias and stereotyping.

THE VELAJ FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Velaj Foundation Scholarship is given to a female student who has participated in sports in a leadership role, has maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher, is involved with theater/arts and has volunteered her time to her community. This award is due to the generosity of the Velaj Foundation.

WESTERN GREENWICH LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Western Greenwich Lions Club scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from western Greenwich.

GREENWICH WOMAN’S CLUB AWARDS

The Woman’s Club of Greenwich awards are given to five deserving students who have maintained a GPA of 3.3 to 3.8 along with a commitment to community service.