Scholarship Winners


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2017 Scholarship winners (L-R): Kimberly Robinson, Collin Gartland, Bianca Abel, Michael Leone and Jaylan Leon (Kiarah Souffront was unavailable)

The Derby Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Scholarship Program:

Derby High School Winner Amount
Deceased Rotarians Scholarship Kimberly Robinson $2,000
President’s Scholarship Collin Gartland(Derby) $1,000
Shelton High School
President’s Scholarship  Jaylan Leon(Shelton) $1,000
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school

Robert W. Dickgeisser Scholarship

 Michael Leone (Shelton)  $2,000
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Bianca Abel (Derby) $2,000
Edward Handi Scholarship Kiarah Souffront (Derby) $2,000

2016

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Club’s scholarships. This is the third year that the Rotary Club has implemented a new program where four of the scholarships have been changed to $10,000 scholarships with $2,500 being awarded for each of four years in school. This year’s four year scholarship is the Cas Turaj Scholarship.

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Cas Turaj Scholarship 2016 Brittany Santiago (Derby) $10,000
Shelton High School
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Zack Johnson (Shelton) $2,000
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Anthony Gonzalez (Derby) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Celina Chapman (Shelton) $2,000
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship James Butler (Derby) $2,000

2015

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Club’s scholarships. This is the second year that the Rotary Club has implemented a new program where four of the scholarships have been changed to $10,000 scholarships with $2,500 being awarded for each of four years in school. This year’s four year scholarship is the George H. Tierney Scholarship.

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Next offered in 2018    
Cas Turaj Scholarship Next offered in 2016    
Deceased Rotarian (Thomas Nickse) Scholarship Andrea Albarella $1,750
Deceased Rotarian (Robert Brennan) Scholarship Ardita Sulejmani $1,750
Deceased Rotarian (Howard Russell) Scholarship Benjamin Slowik $1,750
Shelton High School    
George H. Tierney Scholarship Valentina Tran (Shelton) $10,000
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Next offered in 2017    
Deceased Rotarian (Frank Pagliaro) Scholarship Deminika Marczak $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Gina Ciambriello  (Shelton) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Abbrianna MacGregor (Derby) $2,000
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Courtney MacDonald  (Shelton) $2,000

 2014

Scholarship 2014

Scholarship Luncheon 2014

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Club’s scholarships. This is the first year that the Rotary Club has implemented a new program where four of the scholarships have been changed to $10,000 scholarships with $2,500 being awarded for each of four years in school. This year’s four year scholarship is the Martin Chromik Scholarship.

This year’s winners were recognized at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon on June 26.

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Kyle Bartone $10,000
Cas Turaj Scholarship Next offered in 2016
Deceased Rotarian (Howard Russell) Scholarship Melissa Fico $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Next offered in 2015
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Next offered in 2017
Deceased Rotarian (Anthony Della Monica) Scholarship Michelle Kellett $1,750
Deceased Rotarian (Frank Pagliaro) Scholarship Christopher Pawlowski $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Brianna Feola (Derby) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Fred Dapp (Shelton) $2,000
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Liam Fama (Shelton) $2,000

2013

Scholarship Winners 2013

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the Club’s nine scholarships. The students were honored for their scholarships at a special luncheon on June 6, 2013.

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Zachary Volo $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Justin Olenoski $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Robert Holt $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Angelo Ciambriello $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Charles Mojcik $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Samantha Krajcsik $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Priyal Bhargarva (Shelton) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Shenell Griffiths (Derby) $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship David Ahearn (Derby) $1,750

2012

Scholarship Winners 2012
Alexander Oppel, Stephen Arena, Nicole Hansen Brianna Wood, Mary Ellen Samatulski, Samantha Kalafut, Abbey Monaco and Colin Haydu are all smiles at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon.

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the Club’s nine scholarships. The students were honored for their scholarships at a special luncheon on January 3, 2013 after they had completed their first semester in college.

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Samantha Kalafut $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Stephanie Dytko $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Abbey Monaco $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Stephen Arena $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Brianna Wood $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Sarah Jose $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Nicole Hansen (Shelton) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Colin Haydu (Derby) $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Alexander Oppel (Shelton) $1,750

2011

Scholarship Winners 2011
Leann Miscenik, Samanta Heins, Jonathan Haydu, James Phan, Victoria Lazowski, Joanna Oko and Joshua Hahn are all smiles after Rotary President Shawn Fields presented them with their scholarship awards!

The Derby Shelton Rotary Club presented the winners of its 2011 scholarships with their awards at a club meeting held on January 5, 2012. The Club awarded a total of $14,250 to nine students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while there are three scholarships awarded to students from either school. Click on the links below to learn more about each of the scholarships.

2011 marked the first year that the Club awarded the Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship. Dr. Bednar was particularly interested in Rotary’s student exchange programs, and his daughters all participated in the program. Dr. Bendnar’s wife Peggy and three of his daughters were on hand to present the very first award to Samanta Heins.

 The 2011 winners are:

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Jonathan Haydu $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Joshua Hahn $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship James Phan $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Leann Miscencik $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Amanda Beam $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Priya Mohan $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Dr. Edward Bednar Scholarship Samantha Heins (Shelton) $1,750
Edward Handi Scholarship Victoria Lazowski (Derby) $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Johanna Oko (Derby) $1,750

2010

The Derby Shelton Rotary Club has announced the winners of the Club’s annual scholarships. The Club awarded a total of $13,500 to eight students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while there are two scholarships awarded to students from either school. The 2010 winners are:

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Ryan Skelly $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Colleen Holt $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Crystal Nguyen $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Kenny Chan $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Georgina Fatibene $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Leah Slater $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded strictly by school
Edward Handi Scholarship Hong Vi Phan (Derby) $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Ryan Roussel (Shelton) $1,750

2009

Scholars 2009

Scholarship Luncheon 2009

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2008

Scholarship Winners 2008
Linda Holmes-Hannon presented checks to scholarship winners Nicole Miencik, Kimberly Rogers, Caitilin Youngquist and Justin Mbaswa at Rotary’s Janary 8, 2009 meeting in Shelton.

Derby/Shelton Rotary Club has presented checks to the winners of the Club’s Scholarships for 2008. The students were informed of their awards in June, 2008, but the awards are presented after the successful completion of their first semester at college.

The Club awards scholarships to eight students from Derby and Shelton High Schools every year. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while two other scholarships are awarded to a student from either school. Students are presented their awards following the successful completion of their first semester at school. The 2008 winners are:

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Sarah Timpko $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Emily Kane $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Kimberly Rogers $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Shannon Beach $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Justin Mbaswa $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Caitlin Youngquist $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded by school
Edward Handi Scholarship  Michel’le Soto (Shelton) $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Nicole Misencik  (Shelton) $1,750

 

 Scholarship Committee 2008
2008 Scholarship Committee

 2007

Rotary presented 2007 scholarship winners with their awards at the annual Scholars Luncheon. (L_R Charlie Priddle, John Scott, Krzysztof Fus, Shana Wickett, Joann Zadrozny, Kristen Smith, Melissa Argraves, Amanda Telo, Sharon Oates, Britany Najarian and Rotary President Kate Marks.

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club presented its 2007 scholarship awards to the winners at a special Scholars Luncheon held on January 10, 2008. The Club awards scholarships to eight students from Derby and Shelton High Schools every year. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while two other scholarships are awarded to a student from either school. Students are presented their awards following the successful completion of their first semester at school. The 2007 winners and their colleges are:

Derby High School Winner College Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Sharon Oates Southern Connecticut $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Kristen Smith University of Connecticut $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Amanda Telo University of Connecticut $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Melissa Argraves University of Connecticut $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Britany Najarian Villanonva $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Joann Zadrozny Southern Connecticut $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded by school
Edward Handi Scholarship  Shana Wickett (Shelton) School of Visual Arts $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Krzysztof Fus (Derby) Emerson College $1,750

2006

Scholarship Winners 2006

2006 Scholarship Winners

The Club awarded scholarships to eight students from Derby and Shelton High Schools at a meeting on January 4, 2007. Each of the students had already completed their first semester and were registered for their second. Each was presented with a check after informing club members about their schools and their majors. Many of the students were accompanied by their parents for the presentation.

Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while two other scholarships are awarded to a student from either school. The Edward Handi Scholarship was presented for the first time in 2005. Click on the links to learn more about each of the scholarships. The 2006 winners are:

Derby High School Winner  School Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Joshua August Boston University $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Justin Joel Bentley College $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Heather Czajkowski University of Vermont $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Sean Ghassem-Zadeh University of Connecticut $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Lindsay Richard $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Katherine Jacob University of Massachusetts $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded by school
Edward Handi Scholarship Amanda Haller (Shelton) Simmons College
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Kelly Raye Kutash (Shelton)  Western New England College $1,750

2005

Scholarship Winners 2005

The Club awarded scholarships to eight students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while two other scholarships are awarded to a student from either school. The Edward Handi Scholarship was presented for the first time in 2005. The 2005 winners are:

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Christine Matosian $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Brian Dargiewicz $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Alicia Kern $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Emily Rollinson $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Alysse Rossner $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Shannon Burke $1,750
Other Scholarships not awarded by school
Edward Handi Scholarship Sharon Dietzel
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship  Michael Levine (Shelton) $1,750

2004

Scholarship Winners 2004
Scholars and parents with Rotary President Charlie Priddle.

In June, 2004, President Ed Sheehy and the Derby Shelton Rotary Club announced the winners of the Club’s annual scholarships. On January 6, 2005 new Rotary President Charlie Priddle had the pleasure of presenting checks to five of the winners who were able to attend the annual scholarship luncheon despite some miserable weather conditions.

The students, who are now in their second semester at their respective schools of higher education, received their checks and were introduced to the Rotarians for brief remarks. Those in attendance included:

  • Marci Minolaio – Naugatuck Valley Community College

  • Stevie Lynn D’Andrea – Fashion Insitute of Technology

  • John Crowley – University of Bridgeport

  • Jenna Horton – University of Richmond

  • Ashley Antosh – Central Connecticut State University

The Club awarded a total of $10,750 to seven students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while a seventh scholarship is awarded to a student from either school. The 2004 winners are:

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship William H. Zaleha III $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Marci Minolaio $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Stevie Lynn D’Andrea $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Jenna Horton $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Kathleen Goldman $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Ashley Antosh $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship John Crowley (Shelton) $1,750

 2002

President Bill Ostrum and the Derby Shelton Rotary Club are pleased to announce the winners of the Club’s annual scholarships. The Club awarded a total of $10,750 to seven students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school is awarded three scholarships annually while a seventh scholarship is awarded to a student from either school. Click on the links to learn more about each of the scholarships. The 2002 winners are:

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Corrie Davies $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Melissa Constantini $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Liliana Alexandra Alvarez $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Michael Quartuccio $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Karen Mason $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Elisha B. Root $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Scott M. Atkin (Shelton) $1,750

2001

Scholarship Winners 2001

The Derby Shelton Rotary Club presented its seven  2001 scholarship award winners with their checks at a special Rotary luncheon program on Thursday, January 3, 2001 while the students were on their semester break and home for the holidays. The Club awarded a total of $10,750 to seven students from Derby and Shelton High Schools. Each school was awarded three scholarships while a seventh scholarship is awarded to a student from either school. The winners include:

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Anthony Smith $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Jennifer Jadach  $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship James Norman $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Rola E. Alkhatib $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Rich Lind $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Deborah Fressola $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Alex Faulkner (Shelton) $1,750

2000

Scholarship Winners 2000
Andres Lazowski, Tim Marciniak, Anna Polanski, Royce Satkowski, Rajani Shenoy and Dominc Amaturo flank Rotary Club President Bev Brown after receiving their checks.

The Derby Shelton Rotary Club awarding a total of $10,750 to seven students from Derby and Shelton High Schools in 2000. Each school is awarded three scholarships while a seventh scholarship is awarded to a student from either school. Click on the links to learn more about each of the scholarships. The winners include:

 

Derby High School Winner Amount
Martin Chromik Scholarship Andrew Lazowski $1,750
Cas Turaj Scholarship Tim Marciniak $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Anna Polanski $1,750
Shelton High School
George H. Tierney Scholarship Laura Marciano $1,750
Harry Fowler, Jr. Scholarship Rajani R. Shenoy $1,000
Deceased Rotarian Scholarship Royce Satkowski $1,750
Robert Dickgiesser Scholarship Dominic Amaturo (Shelton) $1,750