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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Cheshire Education Foundation proudly administers 9 scholarships for Cheshire High School seniors that are funded through initial contributions and continued donations and fundraising. We are happy to announce our newest scholarship partnership, the Greg J. Florio Ed.D. Scholarship. This scholarship honors the service of Dr. Greg J Florio who served as administrator for the Cheshire Public Schools from 1991 to 2016. This will be the first year this scholarship will be awarded.

The scholarships currently administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation are:

  • The Meaghan Welch Memorial Artistic Scholarship
    • The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior to honor the memory of Meaghan Ann Welch.  Meaghan graduated from Cheshire High in 1997.  She then attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and Endicott College in Beverly, MA, and graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Ma in 2001.  She was an accomplished artist.  Her musical accomplishments included piano, flute, violin, and the viola.  Her choral accomplishments continued through college singing with the college choir and even touring in Quebec.  This scholarship helps keep Meaghan’s dream job alive.
  • Chapman School Scholarship
    • The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior who attended Chapman Elementary School for at least one year of his/her elementary school experience.  The Chapman School Scholarship was established to honor Chapman School’s 50th anniversary (1950-2000).  The recipient of this scholarship should exhibit the positive qualities of citizenship that we strive to develop at Chapman School. The recipient of the Chapman School Scholarship must also have a record of demonstrated school citizenship and service to their community and or church.
  • Lombardo Family Scholarship
    • The scholarship shall be awarded to a Cheshire High School senior who clearly demonstrates financial need.  Other qualifications, as prioritized include: ambition to fulfill their chosen field of high education in the letter of application or in the required essay, applicants who are pursuing higher education leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate in a technology-related field, academic grades in high school or a high enough level to convince the scholarship committee of the probability of success in their chosen field.
  • Mark S. Jardim Memorial Scholarship
    • The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior to honor the memory of Mark S. Jardim, who died on September 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center.  Mark was a Cheshire High School graduate, Class of 1980.  He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and went on to a successful career in the financial services industry.  At the time of the attacks, Mark was a Senior Vice President at Zurich Scudder Investments in New York.  The recipient of this scholarship should exhibit the traits and values Mark felt were important in life: family, integrity, ambition, commitment, strong work ethic, humor, compassion, and a love of sports and the outdoors.  This award will be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, an essay and financial need.
  • John E Delane Memorial Scholarship
    • The scholarship is given in honor of John E. Delane to a Cheshire High School senior who has been a participant in athletics, a participant in civic activities, and a student in good standing with financial need.  The recipient must be a resident of the town of Cheshire and further their education beyond the high school level, preferably at the University of Connecticut or Providence College.
  • Cheshire Education Foundation General Scholarship
    • This scholarship is offered by the Cheshire Education Foundation whose mission is “To Supplement and Enhance the Quality of Public Education in Cheshire.”

      The scholarship is funded by unrestricted scholarship monies donated to the Cheshire Education Foundation, Inc.  Special recognition is given to the following benefactors for their most generous contributions:

      Friends honoring the memory of Jane Calabro
      The Balso Foundation

      To be considered for the General Scholarship a student must be a graduating senior of Cheshire High School who is pursuing their education at an accredited institution of high learning.  The student should show academic promise, community and school involvement, and financial need.

  • Daniel P. Martinook Scholarship
    • The scholarship of Daniel P. Martinook will be rewarded to up to two graduating seniors who are enrolled in the Co-Op I or II Programs at Cheshire High School.  The intent of this scholarship is to reward seniors in the above program to further their education by way of a college, community college, junior college, trade school or setting up a new business.
  • Greg Schena Memorial Scholarship
    • The scholarship is given to 2 Cheshire High School seniors, one of whom has played at least a minimum of two years of football, the other, a minimum of two years of hockey.  This scholarship is to honor the memory of Greg Schena who died on May 12, 2010. Greg was a Cheshire High School graduate, Class of 2001. He received degrees in Health and Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University, and went on to teach Physical Education in both the Cheshire and Wallingford schools, and coach CHS football and Moran Middle School track.  The recipient of this scholarship should exhibit the traits and values that Greg felt were important in life: dedication to family, friends and community, integrity, ambition, commitment, strong work ethic, sportsmanship, humor, compassion, and a love of sports. This award is based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, an essay, and the demonstration of financial need. It is given to individuals who plan to work in some way with youth in their post college careers, a commitment so central to Greg’s life.
  • Dr. Greg J. Florio Ed.D. Scholarship
    • This scholarship is given each year to a Cheshire High School Senior who exemplifies outstanding student leadership during their years at Cheshire High School.  This scholarship honors the service of Dr. Greg J. Florio who served as an administrator for the Cheshire Public Schools from June of 1991 through January of 2016.  The last twelve years of Dr. Florio’s tenure in Cheshire, he served as the Superintendent of Schools.  The selected student will maintain a strong academic record as a high school student, exhibit student leadership through their activities and actions during their years in high school and demonstrate their personal development in all areas of the Cheshire Performance Standards.

Scholarships are granted in conjunction with the Cheshire High School Guidance Department through applications submitted by eligible Cheshire High School seniors. Selection of winners is determined with unique criteria for each scholarship and often includes those who made the initial contribution to establishing the scholarship and who generously devote their time and energy to continuous funding of these kind gifts.

If you are interested in establishing or donating to a specific scholarship or the scholarships in general, please contact us for more information.