2016 Recipients

Middletown Kiwanis Awards 2016 Annual College Scholarships

On May 18th, the Kiwanis Club of Middletown conducted its annual scholarship presentations.  Each year, the club’s Foundation awards a graduating senior from each of Middletown’s four high schools a $2,000 college scholarship. A $500 scholarship is also given to a local high school senior attending Middlesex Community College in the fall. Of the aforementioned recipients, one is selected to also receive the A. Merton & Arline W. Bozoian $500 scholarship.

Each student was accompanied by a school representative who described the qualities and accomplishments of their school’s recipient. Kiwanis Vice President Karen Nocera then made the scholarship presentations. Starting with the $2,000 awards:

Maria Puorro, a graduating senior from Mercy High School who will be attending Eastern CT State University in the fall.

Anna Grygorowicz, a graduating senior from Middletown High School who will be attending University of San Francisco in the fall.

Margaret Udo, a graduating senior from Vinal Technical High School who will be attending University of Hartford in the fall.

Zach Brown, a graduating senior from Xavier High School who will be attending Ohio State University in the fall.

Christian Ecksrom, a senior from Xavier High School was the recipient of the $500 scholarship for an incoming Middlesex Community College freshman.

The Kiwanis scholarship committee also selected Anna Grygorwicz of Mercy High School to receive the $500 Bozoian scholarship. The two benefactors of this yearly award, A. Merton & Arline Bozoian, were very involved in the education of the young people of Middletown: Mr. “Ozzie” Bozoian, former principal of Middletown High School and Mrs. Arline Bozoian, school and Central Office administrative assistant. They left an endowment to assist young students for several years to come.

The Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Foundation’s annual golf tournament proceeds are used to help fund the annual scholarship awards. This year’s tournament will be held on August 16th at Lyman Orchard Golf Course. Kiwanis is seeking sponsors for the event. Anyone interested in playing or becoming a sponsor should email [email protected] for more information.