The Italian Center of Stamford (IC) announced that it has awarded Italian Language Scholarships to local high school seniors for proficiency in the study of the Italian language. A total of $12,000 was awarded to Martina Cornacchia from Trinity Catholic High School, Bailee Esposito from Westhill High School and Angela Ninivaggi from Stamford High School.
The IC, in conjunction with The Captain’s Memorial Foundation, raises money for local college-bound students. The Captain’s Memorial Foundation was established in memory of Joseph Richichi, a former board member of the IC.
“We are excited to award these well-deserved scholarships to these extraordinary students,” said Paul Hickey, Executive Director. “This is just one of the many ways that the IC gives back to our community.”
The IC has been awarding annual scholarships for the past 25 years. Recipients were recommended by their Italian language teachers based on their academic achievement.
The IC is a non-profit organization.
About The Italian Center of Stamford
The Italian Center of Stamford, Inc. is a membership based multi-faceted community club committed to providing its members and community with outstanding recreational and social experiences. The Italian Center of Stamford, Inc. strives to preserve and honor the Italian heritage, culture and traditions while welcoming all who share our values of family, recreation and community. We take pride in our rich history of supporting meaningful philanthropic endeavors to strengthen our community.