The 56th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Awards

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Dozens of Bedford High School seniors were recognized last week with financial awards for further education, presented by CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars.

The 56th annual scholarship awards presentation — a virtual event for the second consecutive year — culminated months of dedicated efforts by volunteers. They not only raised thousands of dollars but also selected the recipients from the pool of applicants. All BHS seniors, or seniors who reside in Bedford and attend another school, including home school, are eligible for consideration.

Almost every aspect of community life is represented in the array of sponsored awards, from the business and professional communities to individual families, service and religious organizations, and the Massachusetts Port Authority. Many of the awards are permanently endowed as honor or memorials.

CSF of Bedford has awarded close to $3 million to more than 3,300 students since its establishment in 1965.

The recipients, their awards, planned educational destinations, and fields of concentration, are:

Anisha Aggarwal received the Erlich Family and Right at Home Senior Care scholarships and will attend Boston University to major in Public Health.

Juliana Baer received the Bedford Children’s Center, Gators Volleyball, and the LCpl Travis R. Desiato Memorial scholarships and will attend Suffolk University to major in Psychology.

Natalie Barney received the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church scholarship and will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Olivia Belbute received the Esther M. Peel and the Wilma Genetti Memorial scholarships and will attend the University of Maine to major in Special Education.

Timothy Bennett received the First Parish, Unitarian Universalist scholarship and will attend Northeastern University to major in Civil Engineering.

James Brosgol received the Jeff Hoyland Memorial and the Senator Carol C. Amick scholarships and will attend Brandeis University to major in Chemistry.

Liam Buckley received the Jerry Christen Memorial/Bedford Center for the Arts and the Shawsheen River Rats scholarships and will attend Champlain College to major in Film Production.

Annanta Budhathoki received the Joanne Beecy-Matson Memorial, Progress Software, and the Silvester J. Pomponi Memorial Fund scholarships and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Daniel Choi received the Frank Bauman Memorial, Margaret C. Dalrymple Memorial, and Phil N. Eskew Memorial scholarships and will attend Purdue University to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Brendan Coyne received the Nichols Insurance and Progress Software scholarships and will attend Norwich University to major in Aerospace Engineering.

Sydney Daniels received the Genevieve Marie Stander Memorial scholarship and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in Business Management Administration.

Ryan Doucette received the Gordon Feltman Memorial and the Richard T. Reed Municipal Service scholarships and will attend Ohio State University to major in Policy Analysis.

Adam Driscoll received the Bedford Accounting & Financial Services, Ethan Miller Hockey Fund, and Rosalie and William G. Kelleher scholarships and will attend the University of Rhode island to major in Accounting.

Maya Driscoll received the Dave Family Women in Engineering and Sarah Dorer scholarships and will attend Purdue University to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Douglas Dussault received the BSA Thrift Shop Ladies Fund and Shane Little Fund scholarship and will attend Syracuse University to major in Finance.

Aram Eskandarian who will attend American University to major in Police Science received the Bedford Attorneys’ and the Jim & Connie Hanley Memorial Arts scholarships.

Aileen Espinoza received the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 scholarship who will attend the University of Massachusetts Boston to major in Mathematics.

Shayla Fedele received the Dr. Irving Fradkin CSF Volunteer and the Myron P. and William H. Waite Memorial scholarships and will attend Keene State College to major in Business.

Katherine Fhu received the John and Rosalie Glenn Memorial, Progress Software, and the Shwimer Family Fund scholarships and will attend Wesleyan University to major in Engineering.

Declan Garrity received Bedford Business Community and the Diane C. Hughes Realtor scholarships and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in Actuarial Science.

Tsoline Gevorkian received the Patricia Hennrikus scholarship and will attend the University of Vermont to major in Psychology.

Molly Gilarde received the BHS Parents Association School Service Award and the Ruth Byron Memorial scholarship and will attend the University of Georgia to major in Journalism.

Sophia Gitlin received the Bedford Medical Arts, the Carl C. Howard, and the Pat Shamon Memorial scholarships and will attend Northeastern University to major in Biology.

Jillian Guetersloh received the John E. Filios Memorial and the Paul and Terry Fehlau Memorial scholarships and will attend McGill University.

Hannah Hamdani received the Bedford Woman’s Community Club and the Kaundinya scholarships and will attend the University of Pennsylvania to major in Premedicine.

Elizabeth Henning received Bedford Charter Service, the Helen C. Gfroerer (Miss G) Memorial, and the Pickman Family scholarships and will attend the University of Wisconsin to major in Biology.

Elizabeth Herzog received the League of Women Voters scholarship and will attend Connecticut College to major in Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies.

Isabel Hon-Anderson received the Fred & Ele Kojm and Robert & Hilda Stuhl Memorial and the Richard A. Davidson Memorial scholarship and will attend Brandeis University to major in Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology, and Neuroscience.

Niderah Jaggan received the Irene Parker Memorial, the Joseph Buckley, and the Thomas J. Duggan scholarships and will attend Quinnipiac University to major in Political Science and Government.

Angelica Jones received the Bedford High School Class of 2005 scholarship and will attend the University of Massachusetts – Lowell to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Emily Kociubes received the Joseph Genetti Memorial Scholarship and will attend Colgate University to major in Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology, and Neuroscience.

Maxim Kovalenko received the Bedford High School Class of 2014, and the Raymond and Doris Nickerson scholarships and who will attend Brandeis University.

Sophie Lance received the Bedford Glen Hotel and the Bedford Jewish Community scholarships and will attend the University of California – Davis to major in Clinical Psychology.

Alexander Lin received the Bedford Garden Club and the Sheldon H. Moll Family & Friends scholarships and will attend Cornell University to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Charlotte Livingston received the BHS Parents Association School Service Award, the Osra Marie Boston Medical Arts, and the William Hennrikus Memorial scholarships and will attend McGill University to major in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.

Rohan Manne received the Progress Software scholarship and will attend the University of Wisconsin to major in Computer Science.

Robert Marcus received the Ethan Miller Hockey Fund scholarship and will attend the University of Miami to major in Communication.

Leah Methratta received the Progress Software scholarship and will attend Northeastern University to major in Computer Science.

Layla Moore received the Charles Connell II Memorial, the Dr. Maureen LaCroix, and the G. William Clark Jr. Memorial scholarships and will attend Tuskegee University to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Paola Lizeth Morales Gomez received the Eleanor Gould Filios Silver Thimble Memorial Award and will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in Computer Engineering.

Ryujin Mullins received the Louise J. Beecy Scholarship for Excellence in English scholarship and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in English.

Oliver Nosal received the First Parish, Unitarian Universalist scholarship and will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to major in Civil Engineering.

Michaela O’Brien received the Bedford Nurses’, and the Karin Prugnarola Ballard, RN scholarships and will attend Worcester State University to major in Nursing.

Grace O’Shaughnessy received David Ahern Scholarship, Shane Little Scholarship Fund, The Norman & Janet Tobey Service scholarships and will attend Roger Williams University to major in Criminal Justice and Corrections.

Jasper Paez received the Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty as well as the Donadio and DeSimone Family scholarships and will major in Economics after a gap year.

Willa Potter received the Diane Gallagher Memorial scholarship and will attend Vassar College to major in English.

Manogna Reddy received the Choe-Geilfuss Family Student Athlete, the Dr. John W. Bergin Memorial (Carleton Willard), the Kent G. Stickney scholarships, and will attend the University of Connecticut to major in Health and Medicine.

Michael Rogers received the Hanscom Spouses Club, and the Bedford Funeral Home scholarships and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology, and Neuroscience.

Isabella Santiago received the Bedford Farmers’ Market scholarship and will attend McGill University to major in Computer Science.

Lindsay Shamon received the Ann Milligan Memorial, the John Earl and Pauline Dick Memorial, and the Pat J. Spinosa Memorial Fund scholarships and will attend James Madison University to major in Political Science and Government.

Julia Silvestrone received the Haig Tatosian Memorial scholarship and will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to major in Civil Engineering.

Samuel Speciale received the Massachusetts Port Authority scholarship and will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in Electrical Engineering.

Caitlyn Stephan received the Joseph W. Farwell Jr. Founders and the Kim Alcaide Senior Female Athlete of the Year scholarships and will attend the University of Tennessee to major in Psychology.

Angelique Tedesco received the Mary & Owen McHarg Memorial scholarship and will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in Exercise Science.

Bianca Tedesco received the Dave Family Women in Engineering scholarship and will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to major in Chemical Engineering.

Sebastian Valdez-Sandoval received the Arthur and Althea Bishop Memorial and the Kathryn Dooley Memorial scholarships and will attend the University of the Incarnate Word to major in Physical Therapy.

Jack Venuti received the Adele Sweeney Memorial Scholarship and the Ethan Miller Hockey Fund scholarships and will attend Syracuse to major in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Shana Wolckenhaar received the Arthur Brodie Memorial and the Callahan’s Karate scholarships and will attend McGill University to major in Chemistry.

Jasmine Wright received the Deb Gravallese Women in Science and the Gators Volleyball scholarships and will attend the University of Edinburgh to major in Physics.

Tomislav Zovko received the Juchui Ray Lin Memorial scholarship and will attend the University of Vermont to major in Biology.

‘Dollars for Scholars’ Awards

The following 29 students were recognized with scholarship awards labeled “Dollars for Scholars, resulting from hundreds of residents’ contributions during the annual fund drive coordinated by Alma Pomponi during the first weekend of March.

The 2021 ‘Dollars for Scholars’ awards went to Anisha Aggarwal, James Brosgol, Daniel Choi, Adam Driscoll, Maya Driscoll, Douglas Dussault, Aram Eskandarian, Shayla Fedele, Katherine Fhu, Declan Garrity, Sophia Gitlin, Elizabeth Henning, Elizabeth Herzog, Isabel Hon-Anderson, Niderah Jaggan, Maxim Kovalenko, Sophie Lance, Charlotte Livingston, Leah Methratta, Layla Moore, Manogna Reddy, Michael Rogers, Isabella Santiago, Lindsay Shamon, Julia Silvestrone, Angelique Tedesco, Bianca Tedesco, Sebastian Valdez-Sandoval, and Jasmine Wright. 

Correction—May 30, 2021: Several typos and errors were corrected thanks to CSF’s editorial eye.


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