Past Local Scholarship Winners

Information applies to students’ status at the time the scholarship was awarded

2018     AAUW Local Scholarship:  Marissa Simos, Guilford CT

  • Marissa will be a senior at Southern CT State University
  • Her major is graphic design, with a minor in marketing. 

2018  Gene St. Paul Early Education Scholarship:  Justine Higgins, Westbrook CT

  • Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies. 
  • Attending the University of Virginia to pursue her Master of Teaching degree for Elementary Education

2017    Amanda Pinto,  Guilford CT

  • 2rd year student at UConn School of Nursing
  • Honors scholar
  • Center for Advancement in Managing Pain research team
  • Plans to become a Nurse Practitioner

2016    Holly Wheeler, Madison CT  

  • 3rd year student at UConn Law School
  • MA from Wesleyan University
  • BA from Princeton University
  • Mother of four!

2015    Alyssa Pascarella, Clinton CT

  • Student at Salve Regina University
  • Studio Art Major with a concentration on graphic design

2014    Emily Perzanoski, Clinton CT

  • Student at American University, School of International Service
  • Studied Arabic and spent a semester in Jordan
  • Interest in Global Security

2013    Elizabeth Burland, Madison   CT

  • Student at University of Delaware
  • Majoring in Public Policy and Sociology
  • Plans to attend Graduate school majoring in public policy in the not-for-profit sector

2012    Andrea Basel, Guilford CT     

  • Plans to attend UConn for MS in social work
  • SCSU Graduate in Social Work

2011    Katherine Renner, Guilford CT

  • Plans to attend Vanderbilt University to study learning, diversity, and urban studies
  • BA from St. Anselm College in History and Education

2010    Martina Parashkevova, Westbrook  CT

  • Student at UConn studying Education
  • Born in Bulgaria
  • Goal to earn a Masters at SIT International Institute, Brattleboro, VT.

2009    Kristen Haskins, N. Branford  CT

  • Student at SUNY Stony Brook
  • Studying for Physicians’ Assistant degree
  • BS from UConn in Dietetics; Molecular and Cell Biology

2008    Anne Kubitsky, Guilford CT

  • MS from Manhattanville in Education
  • BS from Smith College