Sixty Six 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 a Virtual  Awards Night on May 25, 2021 and presented a total of nearly $70,000 in scholarships.  Since our establishment in 1978, Avon Dollars for Scholars has awarded a total of almost 1.5 million dollars to 2154 students. ​Usually our donors are present at the awards ceremony to present their scholarships to the recipients for their 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 2021 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 2021: 

Avon Leo Club Scholarship - Vidya Rajahraman

Avon High School PTO Scholarship -  Kerry Karlin; Marissa Mills

Avon School Sprit Scholarship - Cameron Little

Bradford Scott Geyer '83 Memorial Track & Field Scholarship  - Mitchell Umansky

Joseph Family/ShopRite of Canton Scholarship - Skyler Blackinton 

Existing Scholarships:
Community Service

Amy E. Toyen Memorial Scholarship - Daniel Cuyler

Avon Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors Scholarship -  Noah Gordon; Kevin Mansfield; Anthony
Milardo; David Parry; Noelle Powers; Tej Raman

Avon Lions Charities Raymond Zacchera Memorial Scholarship - Delaney Denegar

Avon Lions Charities Scholarship - Emma Barnes

Betty Karampelas Memorial Scholarship - Kelli Raines

Colleen Martin Memorial Scholarship - Navya Navnith

Cynthia R. Hopper Memorial Scholarship - Delia Hogan

David & Mardelle Peña Family Community Service Scholarship - Jocelyn Sobolewski

Elaine Olthuis Memorial Scholarship -  Haley Bertsch

In Honor of Claire Fisher Bonti 08 Scholarship - Sarah Obie

Jill A. Hopper Memorial Scholarship - Luke Choi

Laura Sullivan Honorary Scholarship - Thejas Nair

Ralph & Ellen Gobell Family Scholarship - Halle Keane

Rotary of Avon-Canton Bill Noble Service Scholarship -  Rifaqat Ahmed

Rotary of Avon-Canton Donald B. Studley Memorial Scholarship - Zuizz Saeed

Russell C.  Hahn Memorial  Scholarship - Elise Casey

Thomas  Murphy Jr. Memorial  Scholarship -  Tyler Nyberg



Performing Arts/Theater/Drama/Music

David & Mardelle Peña Family Performing Arts Scholarship - James Vicente

Douglas Shallcross Brown, Jr. & Marilynne Foster Brown Scholarship - Kathleen Casey

Friends of Avon Music Education (F.A.M.E.) Scholarship -  Abigail Svelan

Jacobsen Family Scholarship - Maxwell Eckerlin

Miriam G. Sahl Memorial Scholarship - Christian Boudreau


Caryl and Leonard Goldberg Education Scholarship -  Gina Nunziata

John G. Bernetich Memorial Scholarship -  Isabelle Russo

Joyce B. Wilson Memorial Scholarship - Jordyn Platz

Kelly Ann Hahn Memorial Scholarship - Hannah Pomaski

Overcame Challenges/Personal Hardship/Perseverance
Ruth Hogan Kotler Memorial Scholarship - Nicholas Rodriguez

Avon Little League - Brian Collings Memorial Scholarship - Tucker Beaudin

James Kearney Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship - Hayley Luby

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Dubiel Family Scholarship - Taemin Kim

James A. MacNeil Science Scholarship - Jacob Bredice

Moorthy Family Scholarship - Dhananjai Senthil Kumar

PMP Corporation Scholarship - Rodrigo Portal

Sherrie Krevolin Memorial Scholarship -  Madison Carr

Thomas J. McGuff Memorial Scholarship -  Jared Butler

Specific Interest or Career Path Criteria

Avon Dental Group Scholarship -  Matthew Marshall

 Avon Girl Scouts Scholarship -  Brynna Morris; Allison Rinehart

Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon Scholarship - Miles Satlof

Danielle Rothstein Creative Writing Memorial Scholarship - Collin Hamilton

David & Mardelle Peña Family Scholarship in Honor of Avon-Canton VFW Post 3272 -John Donlin

Garden Club of Avon Scholarship - Benjamin Angus

Jeremiah F. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship - Desirae Sin

John & Linda Carmon Scholarship - Haylie Thompson

Mark Roberts Memorial Scholarship - Lucie Lopez

Martinez Family Scholarship - Imabong Ebana

Reiskin Family Scholarship -  Jessica Dong

Wade H. Horsey IV Memorial Scholarship - Nicholas Deluca

General Criteria Open to All Students

Avon Prime Meats Scholarship - Krishna Cheemalapati

Christine Papalardo-Greif Scholarship - Monisha Raju

Dollars for Scholars President's Scholarship in Honor of Joanne Beers & Earl Cree - Alyssa Goldstein

Dr. Edwin J. Foley Memorial Scholarship - Caitlin Ith

Michael Brighenti '74 Scholarship - Hannah Cote

Peoples United Bank Scholarship - Mason Bussiere

Sandy Jarem Memorial Scholarship - Ilana Dryfe