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DCF Awards 189 Scholarships Totaling $389,000 for 2021-2022 School Year

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The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $389,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year, helping 172 students pursue secondary education.

Each year, the DCF awards scholarships to students from funds established by generous people who care about education and understand that it can be costly. This year, 189 scholarships were awarded to 172 students.

There is no cap on the number of scholarships or the amount students may receive. Funding from many of the scholarships may be applied to the costs of textbooks and fees, in addition to tuition. Some are one-time awards, and others are renewable.

“Investing in the education of young people is such a powerful way to build opportunity in our community,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “We are thankful to the generous fundholders and philanthropists who understand the financial hardship that higher education can create and put their trust in the DCF to connect them with deserving students.” 

All of this year’s new awardees are listed below. For information about how donors can create scholarship funds at the DCF, contact Joan Hoge-North at jhoge-north@delcf.org.

KENT

Student  SchoolScholarship
Allison BentonMilfordDr. Jill Biden Scholarship, James H. Postles Scholarship, Milford High School Alumni Scholarship
Jewel BookerCaesar RodneyFoster Care Transition Scholarship
Michael BryantCaesar RodneyJanosik Family Scholarship, John A. & Marion B. Smitheman Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Rachel BrzezickiLake ForestTony Silicato Scholarship
Kayla ClausenMilfordGarbutt Family Scholarship, J.D. O’Connor Scholarship
Olivia GainesCaesar RodneyFred Fifer III Memorial Scholarship
Gianna GuidoCaesar RodneyJanosik Family Scholarship
Jordyn HillsMilfordBarbara Kimmey Pierce Memorial Scholarship
Brendan LewisCaesar RodneyJohn A. & Marion B. Smitheman Scholarship
Kevin LinMilfordJames L. Davis Scholarship, Lee Hirsch Scholarship
Allison MillerCaesar RodneyKelly Family Scholarship
Brianna RiggiLake ForestFCA Foundation Scholarship, John A. & Marion B. Smitheman Scholarship
Emma SekscinskiMilfordJanosik Family Scholarship, Lee Hirsch Scholarship
Michael SellCaesar RodneyJohn J. & Rita D. Ryan Scholarship
Ric’kiya SkinnerDoverFoster Care Transition Scholarship
James StanglMilfordChester Dickerson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Citibank NAF Scholarship
Regan TorbertDoverMargaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship
Mauniyah WilliamsDelaware State UniversityCpl. Stephen Ballard Memorial Scholarship
Allison BentonMilfordDr. Jill Biden Scholarship, James H. Postles Scholarship, Milford High School Alumni Scholarship
Jewel BookerCaesar RodneyFoster Care Transition Scholarship
Michael BryantCaesar RodneyJanosik Family Scholarship, John A. & Marion B. Smitheman Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship

NEW CASTLE

StudentSchoolScholarship
Zyairr BissoonSt. Elizabeth SchoolFrank Vari Memorial Scholarship
Sophia BonfigliMiddletownBeekhuis Scholarship
Ryan CoffeyMiddletownMargaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Gabrielle DeninnoHofstra UniversityMATRA Scholarship
Jayden DrydenMount PleasantJohn & Louise Maslin Scholarship
Caelin FoleyDelcastle TechnicalAchievement Scholarship for Students with Chronic Illness, Beekhuis Scholarship
Keirah GraceMiddletownBeekhuis Scholarship
Jahmere HargravesMount PleasantThomas A. & Mary Jo Russo Scholarship
Nyla JasonWilliam PennMargaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship
Meredith KuchmaPadua AcademyDr. Jill Biden Scholarship, Margaret L. Richey Scholarship
Yessenia LagunasDE Military AcademyPhilip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Abena NimakoChristianaMargaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Leah OrukuCab CallowayMargaret L. Richey Scholarship
Rohan PatilCharter School of WilmingtonMargaret L. Richey Scholarship
Shahreen QaziCab CallowayWilliam J. & H. Virginia Miller Scholarship
Shalondamae RossCharter School of WilmingtonKeisha M. Michael Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin RoyerAppoquiniminkRyan R. Wagner Scholarship
Maimouna SanogoNewarkCitibank NAF Scholarship
Megan TarrAppoquiniminkMargaret L. Richey Scholarship
Katherine WalshArchmere AcademyMargaret L. Richey Scholarship
Avery WolvertonCab CallowayFCA Foundation Scholarship

SUSSEX

StudentSchoolScholarship
Taylor BullisSussex TechDon and Anne Ward Scholarship
Skylar ColeSussex TechJ.D. O’Connor Scholarship
Sadie DavisSussex TechJanosik Family Scholarship
Alex DeliseSussex CentralJ.D. O’Connor Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Mariela Hernandez-MejiaSussex CentralChris Cordrey Student Athlete Scholarship, John Botto Memorial Scholarship
Madison HoltSussex AcademyJanosik Family Scholarship, Sussex Foundation Scholarship
Brynn HovatterSussex TechDon and Anne Ward Scholarship, J.D. O’Connor Scholarship, Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Tyler KeelerLaurelDr. Jill Biden Scholarship, Margaret F. Moore Scholarship, V. George & Jeannette Carey Scholarship
Claire MarshallArizona State UniversityElisabeth C. Tassone Oncology Scholarship
Gabrielle McCormickSussex AcademySussex Foundation Scholarship
Emily MoodySussex AcademySussex Foundation Scholarship
Teresa MorelliDelmarJanosik Family Scholarship
James SeipHome SchooledJanosik Family Scholarship
Destin SmythIndian RiverFCA Foundation Scholarship
Bethany SnappIndian RiverAtlantis Scholarship Fund for Excellence, J.D. O’Connor Scholarship
Asher TimmonsSussex CentralPhilip L. Bartlett Scholarship, Thurman G. Adams and Hilda McCabe Adams Family Scholarship
River VickersIndian RiverCitibank NAF Scholarship
Madison WolfeDelmarva ChristianJanosik Family Scholarship
Margaret DawsonCape HenlopenCape Henlopen Taxpayers for Fair Elections Scholarship
Riley KloppCape HenlopenCape Henlopen Taxpayers for Fair Elections Scholarship
Vivian MartinezCape HenlopenCloutier-Valenti Legacy Scholarship, John M. Roca Memorial Scholarship
Vrunda PatelCape HenlopenJanosik Family Scholarship
Emily RaczCape HenlopenGeneva Pepper Morris Scholarship, Janosik Family Scholarship
Olivia Vanderslice
Cape HenlopenGeorge H. Henry Award

Detailed information on scholarships and the application process can be found at www.delcf.org/scholarships.