Seventy Three Avon graduates are continuing their education this Fall thanks to scholarships from Avon Dollars for Scholars.  Avon Dollars for Scholars, a local volunteer-based, non-profit organization hosted an Awards Night on May 28, 2019 and presented a total of nearly $90,000 in scholarships.  Since our establishment in 1978, Avon Dollars for Scholars has awarded a total of almost 1.5 million dollars to 1,856 students. ​At the awards event many of the Avon Dollars for Scholars funds were presented to the recipients by the donors themselves, through scholarships that have been established in honor or memory of specific individuals. Members of Avon Dollars for Scholars work year-round with local residents, businesses and foundations to raise money so scholarships can be provided to qualified students. To be eligible to apply for funds from Avon Dollars for Scholars, students must either attend Avon High School, or be residents of Avon, regardless of which high school they attend; public, private, magnet; parochial; technical or home-school.  Scholarship funds are awarded based upon exceptional community service, citizenship, and merit or financial need.


The 2019 Avon Dollars for Scholars Scholarships and recipients: 
​For a full description of the listed scholarships, please check our website section for named scholarships or memorial scholarships.
New for 2019: 
Wade H. Horsey IV Memorial Scholarship - Varsha Irvathrava
Elaine Olthuis Memorial Scholarship -  Luciana Lema​ 
Danielle Rothstein Creative Writing Memorial Scholarship - Hae Young Yi
Laura Sullivan Honorary Scholarship - Anna Szekeres
Moorthy Family Scholarship - Kelly Zhou
Existing Scholarships:
Community Service
Amy E. Toyen Memorial Scholarship - Natalie Castonguay
Avon Lions Charities Raymond Zacchera Memorial Scholarship - Rachel Jackman
Avon Lions Charities Scholarship - Stella Galli
Betty Karampelas Memorial Scholarship - Sarah Lazinsk
Colleen Martin Memorial Scholarship - Caroline Mascoli
Cynthia R. Hopper Memorial Scholarship - Olivia Gaston
David & Mardelle Peña Family Community Service Scholarship - Matthew Giarratana
In Honor of Claire Fisher Bonti 08 Scholarship - Ian Albreski
Jill A. Hopper Memorial Scholarship - Rachel Nori
Lauren Vivian Santiago Memorial Scholarship - Leah Lerner 
Ralph & Ellen Gobell Family Scholarship - Daisy Frankum
Robert B. & Gladys August Memorial Scholarship - Adelina Cirikovic
Rotary of Avon-Canton Bill Noble Service Scholarship - Mckenzie Piehl
Rotary of Avon-Canton Donald B. Studley Memorial Scholarship - Haley Serrano
Steven & Gwen Hahn Family Scholarship - Alexa Mancini
Thomas  Murphy Jr. Memorial  Scholarship - Julia Butler
Performing Arts/Theater/Drama/Music
David & Mardelle Peña Family Performing Arts Scholarship - Anna Murray
Douglas Shallcross Brown, Jr. & Marilynne Foster Brown Scholarship - Tasha Casey
Friends of Avon Music Education (F.A.M.E.) Scholarship - Esther Ju
Jacobsen Family Scholarship - Miles Borenstein
Caryl and Leonard Goldberg Education Scholarship - Ansley Keane
John G. Bernetich Memorial Scholarship - Kayceety Mullaj
Kelly Ann Hahn Memorial Scholarship - Huyen Nguyen
Mellissa Anne Andrew Memorial Scholarship - Jake Deluca; Alexander Markowski, Alysen Young; Karen Zhou
Overcame Challenges/Personal Hardship/Perseverance
Bernard Cole Memorial Scholarships - Gabriel Gross; Bridget Sobolewski
Robby Brisco Memorial Scholarship - Brendan Nyberg
Ruth Hogan Kotler Memorial Scholarship - Taylor Armstrong
Avon Little League - Brian Collings Memorial Scholarship - Jake Coppen
James Kearney Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship - Gavin Maurer
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Dubiel Family Scholarship - Yasmeen Eldah
Ensign-Bickford Realty Corp. Scholarship - Christopher Barnes
James A. MacNeil Science Scholarship - Hannah Boruchov
PMP Corporation Scholarship - Iasia Oten
Sherrie Krevolin Memorial Scholarship - Marissa He
Thomas J. McGuff Memorial Scholarship - Jessica Thurston
Specific Interest or Career Path Criteria
Alice Y. Zacchera Memorial Scholarship - Alison Janes
Avon Dental Group Scholarship - Jade Strassner
Avon Girl Scouts Scholarship - Jillian Jurczyszak
Avon Historical Society in Honor of Bill Yandow - Arianna Dumais
Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon Scholarship - Kayla Mock
David & Mardelle Peña Family Scholarship in Honor of Avon-Canton VFW Post 3272 - Timothy Del Gallo
Garden Club of Avon Scholarship - Emma Buth
Jeremiah F. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship - Gabriella Pavlakis; Caitlynne Selazny; Ellie Zwolensky
John & Linda Carmon Scholarship - Alyssa Vicino
Mark Roberts Memorial Scholarship - Olivia DiBella; Harrison Raskin
Martinez Family Scholarship - Lillian MeanyJade
Moran, Shuster, Carignan & Knierim Scholarship - Mary Wirpel
Prince Thomas of Savoy Cantori Memorial Scholarship - Elliott Davis
Reiskin Family Scholarship - Anna Ryan
Stanley Barnett Memorial Scholarship - Alexa Mills
William H. and James A. Harris Memorial Scholarship - Levin Cusatis
Women In Business Scholarship - Erica Fester
General Criteria Open to All Students
Avon Prime Meats Scholarship - Emma McLellan
Christine Papalardo-Greif Scholarship - Apaar Baweja
Dollars for Scholars President's Scholarship in Honor of Steven & Gwen Hahn - Ian Stapleton
Dollars for Scholars Presidents Scholarship in Honor of Margaret & Charles Mayer - Brianna Assaro-Gracy; Hayoung Lee
Dr. Edwin J. Foley Memorial Scholarship - Paige Deppe
Michael Brighenti '74 Scholarship - Zoe Quinones
Peoples United Bank Scholarship - Vishal Shah
Sandy Jarem Memorial Scholarship - Alexander Alamar