Memorial Awards

LAURIE ABELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Laurie Abelson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student by the Abelson family in loving memory of their daughter.

RICHARD M. AIDINIS, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Richard M. Aidinis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Rich who was a 1997 graduate of GHS, CMS and Cos Cob Elementary School. He was an avid fan of both the NY Yankees and the NY Giants. He loved boating and had a deep passion for fishing on the Long Island Sound and in the waters offshore of Montauk. He was a son, brother and friend who had a generous heart and a spirit of life that will be remembered through this scholarship.

EDNA ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENWICH & THE GREENWICH EXCHANGE FOR WOMEN’S WORK

The Edna Anderson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Edna Anderson by the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich and the Greenwich Exchange for Women’s Work, founded by Anderson in 1901.

JANE C. BAUSMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Jane C. Bausman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with an interest in the performing arts. The award is in memory of Jane Bausman who had a passion for life, an enthusiasm for field hockey and a true love for the arts.

MORRIS S. & FLORENCE H. BENDER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Morris S. & Florence H. Bender Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student who will attend a two year college. The award was established in memory of Morris Bender to continue the Benders’ support of medical, educational, and artistic projects.

FLORENCE BONVENUTO SCHOLARSHIP

The Florence Bonvenuto Scholarship is awarded to a student with a good academic record who demonstrates an interest in theater, music or the arts. The award is in memory of Florence Bonvenuto.

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.

JESSICA LEE BRETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Jessica Lee Brett Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student by the Brett family in loving memory of their daughter Jessica.

 

JUSTIN SCOTT BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Justin Scott Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Justin, a graduate of GHS who was involved in cutting edge music and writing, utilizing computers and other emerging technologies.

SUSANNAH CHASE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Susannah Chase Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a GHS female who participates in varsity sports, and whose life exemplifies, like Susannah’s, an indomitable spirit, compassion for others, and an appreciation for the beauty around her.

CHRISTOPHER J. CHUTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Christopher J. Chute Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is an athlete and has been committed to their studies. Chris played on the baseball and basketball teams while he was a student at GHS.

THE TOD CLONAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ALL-AROUND EXCELLENCE

The Tod Clonan Memorial Scholarship for All-Around Excellence is awarded to a student who has achieved academic success, demonstrated a commitment to community service, and has earned the respect of his/her peers and teachers. This award is given in memory of Tod Clonan who encouraged kids to strive for academic excellence, while enjoying extracurricular arts and athletic programs supporting their communities, while pursuing higher education.

THE TOD CLONAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

The Tod Clonan Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Excellence is awarded to an athlete who has distinguished him/herself as a strong leader, a team player, and a good sportsman. This award is in memory of Tod Clonan who devoted much of his life to coaching and who believed that participation in sports gives kids not only the joy of the game but friendships, discipline and opportunities to demonstrate leadership.

TOMMY CONELIAS, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Tommy Conelias, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in honor of Tommy Conelias, Jr. who was a gifted athlete and beloved son and brother to his family.

ROBERT D’ELIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Robert D’Elia Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female Greenwich High School senior in memory of Robert D’Elia, a 1968 GHS graduate. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who share Mr. D’Elia’s love of life.

MONIQUE DALAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP of the Greenwich Police Emerald Society/Greenwich Police Social Club

The Monique Dalan Memorial Scholarship of the Greenwich Police Emerald Society/Greenwich Police Social Club is awarded to a deserving female student at GHS who attended Western Middle School with plans to attend college or university and major in French or Mathematics. This award is given in memory of Monique Dalan, a graduate of GHS.

THE DALY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dolores C. Daly Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from Julian Curtiss Elementary School, in memory of Dolores C. Daly who was a much loved first grade teacher at Julian Curtiss for 16 years.

 

ROBERTA DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for an outstanding student in Social Studies

The Roberta Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has been outstanding in the subject of Social Studies, in memory of Roberta Davis, a teacher at GHS who touched many lives through her inspired teaching.

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.

VIRGINIA FLANAGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Flanagan Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Virginia Flanagan who successfully raised her children as a single parent.

ANNA & MASSIMO FURANO SCHOLARSHIP

The Anna and Massimo Furano Scholarships are awarded to two students who have graduated from Hamilton Avenue Elementary School and will be graduating GHS with a 3.8 GPA or higher. These scholarships are presented in loving memory of Anna and her grandson Massimo.

GRAYSON GARB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Grayson Garb Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has been committed to his/her academic studies and has an interest in aeronautics. This award is given in memory of Grayson who was a graduate of GHS and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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.

JOHN GILDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The John Gilder Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with an interest in the cinematic arts. This award is given in memory of John Gilder, a GHS and Fordham University graduate who worked in production for the television drama Law & Order and was a devoted supporter of the NY Yankees.

 

VIN GIULIANI SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRAPHIC ARTS

The Vin Giuliani Scholarship for Graphic Arts is awarded to a deserving GHS student who has excelled in the arts in memory of Vin Giuliani who was an internationally acclaimed commercial artist whose work hangs in many museums including our own Bruce Museum. A 1948 graduate of GHS, he went on to Pratt Institute of Art with scholarship aid.

MICHAEL JON GREENBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Michael Jon Greenberg Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student of GHS with academic ability and an interest in sports. This student is one who, through friendships and involvement with others, has had a positive influence on the GHS community, someone who has a willingness to take risks and has a zest for life. This award is given in memory of Michael Jon Greenberg who died in a boating accident in 1987 after completing his sophomore year at GHS.

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.

HALLENBORG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Hallenborg Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with high academic standing and a well rounded GHS experience. This award is in memory of Walter Hallenborg who was a principal of Central Junior High School, now known as Central Middle School.

CHRISTOPHER T. HARRIS, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Christopher T. Harris, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in the music program and intends to pursue music as their life’s work. This award is given in memory of Christopher Harris who was an avid music lover and studied music engineering.

WILLIAM & MRS. EDUVINA HENNIGAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. William & Mrs. Eduvina Hennigar Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student with plans to pursue a degree in medicine or science at a four year college or university. This award is presented in memory or Dr. and Mrs. Hennigar, who as active members of the Greenwich community, encouraged young students to pursue higher education specifically in medicine and science.

LINDA HOENIG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Linda Hoenig Scholarships are awarded to several deserving students who have attended Western Middle School and have come from families with a parent(s) who works for the Town of Greenwich, as a teacher, fireman, police personnel or at Greenwich Hospital. These awards are given in memory of Linda Hoenig who was a student at GHS.

DIANE M. INTRIERI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for the Visual & Graphic Arts

The Diane M. Intrieri Memorial Scholarships are awarded to two students of the Graphic & Visual Arts Program. The scholarships are awarded in memory of Greenwich resident Diane M. Intrieri who was an exceptionally talented graphic and visual artist.

CHARLES W. JENSEN, III, D.M.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Charles W. Jensen, III, D.M.D. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one deserving GHS student who has excelled in the science program. This award is given in memory of Charles Jensen, a successful dentist, who was a graduate of GHS.

 

KATHLEEN KEENE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Kathleen Keene Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student strong in math in memory of a much-loved math teacher at GHS.

CAMILLA KELLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Camilla Kelley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has been committed to their studies and has overcome numerous obstacles in order to pursue a course of higher education. This award is presented in memory of Camilla Kelley who assisted many in need in her own quiet way, never seeking the spotlight. This award is supported by her friend, Steven B. Fox and his family.

ALLAN KITCHEL, JR. MEMORIAL FUND AWARDS

The Allan Kitchel, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to two deserving students interested in the study of the environment, ecology, conservation, forestry or botany. These awards are given in memory of Allan F. Kitchel, Jr. a lifelong resident of Greenwich who established the Films for Conservation Foundation and also helped establish the Greenwich Conservation Commission and ‘Save the Wetlands’ movement.

BRIAN THOMAS MACKEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In memory of Brian Macken who died on January 18, 2011. Brian was a 2009 graduate of GHS and a sophomore at Indiana University. He was a talented athlete who loved to play ice hockey. He and his teammates won the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Champion in his senior year at GHS. He will be remembered for his large circle of friends, his passion for life and his ‘Brian Macken Hug.’

TIMOTHY MICHAEL MAHONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Timothy Michael Mahoney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student of GHS who is a member of the baseball team. This award is in memory of Tim, a graduate of GHS and member of the baseball team.

ALLYSON S. MASCALI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Allyson S. Mascali Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has overcome personal challenges in memory of Allyson, a graduate of the GHS class of 1990.

ELIZABETH MATTHEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Elizabeth Matthews Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with plans to study Nursing, Medicine or Biological Sciences, or the son/daughter of a nurse or member of the medical community. The award is in memory of Elizabeth Matthews who, as a nurse, dedicated her life to caring for others.

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.’

 

NANCY J. MICHAUD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Nancy J. Michaud Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has overcome personal challenges or a student who plans to work with the handicapped. This award celebrates Nancy’s generous spirit beloved by her family.

MARTHA MOXLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Martha Moxley Scholarship is awarded to a deserving GHS female student who has demonstrated her commitment to furthering her education. This award are given in memory of Martha Moxley who was a student at GHS.

MARGARET MURPHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In loving memory of Margaret Murphy, a lifelong citizen of Greenwich, who was kind, caring and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates Margaret’s compassion and plans to pursue a career helping others.

WATARU JOHN NARITA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Wataru John Narita Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has maintained a GPA of 3.3 or higher in the field of biological science, aeronautical science or aviation. This award is given in memory of Wataru John, a 1989 graduate of GHS, who studied aviation and was an avid skier and rugby player.

NATHAN L. NATHANSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Nathan L. Nathanson Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has maintained academic excellence along with multiple extra-curricular activities. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Nathan Leon Nathanson who achieved great success in his lifetime and believed that education was the greatest gift one could receive.

JOSEPH & MARIE NEMEC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Joseph & Marie Nemec Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Joseph Nemec, an immigrant to this country, who died in 1984 and his wife Marie.

OSGOOD LICHTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Osgood Lichty Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated commendable personal qualities and academic achievement with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature, Writing or Education. This award is given in memory of Jean Lichty, an editor for Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, and Ruth Lichty, a teacher of English and middle school principal.

 

THE JOHN DESMOND OTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In memory of John Ott, a 1987 graduate of GHS and member of their first Rugby Team, he received a BS from New York University and went on to do business in Latin America. This award goes to a student who participated in sports or has a connection with Latino culture.

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.

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.

KELLY ROMANIELLO MEMORIAL AWARD

This award is given in memory of Kelly P. Romaniello, a Greenwich High School graduate and outstanding baseball player. He was tirelessly dedicated to coaching and mentoring aspiring baseball players.

RUDY’S LIMOUSINE – DOMINIC CONETTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rudy’s Limousine-Dominic Conetta Memorial Scholarships are awarded to football players and cheerleaders in memory of Dominic Conetta. Football was an integral part of Mr. Conetta’s life, both playing and coaching as well as his involvement with the Cheerleading Exhibitions.

JOSEPH SCHIANO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Joseph Schiano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a GHS student who seeks a career in the certified technical skills related to the complete range of physical and mechanical services. This award is given in memory of Joseph Schiano, a graduate of GHS and a Marine, who is remembered for his pride in his country and his warm and generous ways with people.

THE JOHN G. VRABEC SHADOW FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The John G. Vrabec Shadow Foundation Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who have attended New Lebanon Elementary School and/or currently reside in Byram, CT. These scholarships are awarded in memory of John Vrabec who attended New Lebanon School and lived his entire life in Byram, his final years with his beloved dog, Shadow.

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.

 

BECKY STONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Becky Stone Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an individual who has achieved success both in and out of the classroom, has shown strong motivation and work ethic by generating meaningful remuneration from employment, which funds have been or are available to defray some of the cost of education, and has dedicated their time to volunteering/mentoring in a service organization. The scholarship is given in memory of Becky Stone who was the Coordinator of the GHS Media Center and initiated the highly regarded Senior Internship program.

KETAN TAMM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Ketan Tamm Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Ketan Tamm, a gifted director and producer. This scholarship is presented to a student who shows imagination, creativity and a passion for the theater.

DAVID THEIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated leadership through public service. By dedicating endless hours to the citizens of Greenwich, David Theis, former Selectman, touched the lives of many.

BRUNO VACCAREZZA MEMORIAL AWARD

In memory of Bruno Vaccarezza, a 2012 graduate of GHS. He was a kind, polite, sensitive young man with a quick smile who was very mechanically talented. He died in a tragic car accident in 2013.

JOHN C. WILSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Dr. John C. Wilsey, a long time surgeon and former Chief of Staff at Greenwich Hospital to a student with plans to pursue a career in medicine.

THE MATTHEW YEE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This award is made to a recipient showing accomplishment and leadership skills, especially one who is a dedicated swimmer or a member of the Boy Scouts.

THE MICHELLE YEE SCHOLARSHIP

The Michelle Yee Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who attended Julian Curtiss Elementary School and has demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies. This award is in memory of Michelle Yee who was a student at Julian Curtiss, excelled in her studies and showed a sincere concern for those around her.

JOHN ZUMBO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The John D. Zumbo Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing higher education with an interest in a fitness or health-related course of study, including physical therapy, medicine, nutrition, sports training, or other supportive fields. These awards are given in memory of John Zumbo, a graduate of GHS who overcame personal challenges to succeed in his own business providing physical fitness training and nutritional guidance to others.