Fifteen graduating seniors from the Cheshire High School class of 2018 will share $32,000 in scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation. The winners were announced May 15th at the Cheshire High School Awards Convocation. The students and their families will be honored at a reception in June at the Dodd Middle School library.

“We are so impressed with these students, and we are happy that we can help them as they begin their college careers,” said Jane Leukart, CEF chair. “Helping make these scholarships possible is one of the most important things we do at the Cheshire Education Foundation.”

This spring there were a record 201 applicants for the nine scholarship programs administered by the foundation. Subcommittees of the CEF reviewed the applications and selected the winners based on criteria that are defined for each of the programs.

The Mark S. Jardim Memorial Scholarship is awarding a total of $14,000 to be shared by four Cheshire High seniors. They are: Emily Schwab of Brick Kiln Place, Joseph Chen of Royalwood Court, Mengyi Sun of Dundee Drive and Isaac Moskowitz of Farm Meadow Lane. Emily Schwab will attend the University of Connecticut where she plans to take pre-med courses. Joseph Chen will study pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh. Mengyi Sun will attend Penn State this fall and begin studying psychology and neuroscience. Isaac Moskowitz has enrolled at Connecticut College where he will study public administration and political science. The Jardim Memorial scholarshilp awards $3,500 to each recipient.

Emily Scwhab was also selected as one of the four recipients of the John E. Delane Memorial Scholarship. An award of $1,500 will go to each of the four college-bound students. The other three winners of the Delane Memorial Scholarship are: Andrew Walton and Matt Rosadino who are both headed for Providence College to study business administration, and Mia Pulisciano who will attend Endicott College to begin her study of nursing.

The winner of this year’s $3,500 Meaghan Welch Memorial Artistic Scholarship is Jessica Curello of Stratton Drive. Her plans are to attend UConn and study nursing.

The two recipients of the Greg Schena Memorial Scholarship will each receive awards of $2,000. They are Anthony Vignola of Eastgate Drive and Timothy Hoynes of Copper Beech Drive. Anthony is headed for Sacred Heart University where he plans to study athletic training and physical therapy. Timothy Hoynes will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as a finance major.

The Lombardo Family Scholarship totaling $2,000 goes to Lauren Daddi of Lancaster Way who will attend UConn in the fall pursuing a career in medical research & technology.

The recipient of the Cheshire Education Foundation General Scholarship is Shivani Padhi of Highland Ave. Shivani will attend Dickinson College with plans to study biology and take pre-med courses. The award is a one-time grant of $1000.

The Daniel P. Martinook Scholarship winner for 2018 is Michaela Dellaselva of Guinevere Ridge. She will receive $1,000 to help defray costs at the International Institute of Cosmetology.

Gina Allegrini of Carriage Drive was selected as the winner of the Greg J. Florio, ED.D. Scholarship which is a $1,000 award. She will be attending the University of Florida to study biology.

And each year a student who attended Chapman Elementary School in Cheshire is chosen to receive the $500 Chapman School Scholarship. This year it goes to Jaydah Morrison of Winchester Ave. in New Haven who will attend Hampton University and will study social work.

Dr. Barry Feldman, who oversees the Cheshire Education Foundation scholarship effort each year, extended his sincere thanks on behalf of the CEF to all the generous contributors, “who have made it possible for us to provide these awards each year to Cheshire High seniors as they continue their educations.” These include the families and organizations for which each scholarship is named along with the Balso Foundation and the friends of Jane Calabro.

The Cheshire Education Foundation has been raising private funds to enhance the programs and offerings of the Cheshire Public Schools since 1995.