Sixty-nine 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 Ceremony Night on May 30, 2023 and presented a total of over $80,000 in scholarships.  Since our establishment in 1978, Avon Dollars for Scholars has awarded a total of almost 1.5 million dollars to 2286 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 2023 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 2023: 

Avon Cares Scholarship - Timothy Dong

Avon Youth Lacrosse Scholarship - Olivia Brown; Mason Eckerlin

Donald Sopelak Memorial Scholarship - Maya Monteiro<

Northwest Community Bank and it's divisions Scholarship - Emma Krug

Rotary of Avon-Canton Nancy Nation Community Service Scholarship - Rohan Badrinath; Hiryu Shinand

Scenes of Avon Scholarship - Olivia Evanko

Existing Scholarships:
Community Service

Amy E. Toyen Memorial Scholarship -  Sandra Lu

ADFS Board of Directors Scholarship - Katherine Droppo; Sarah Grady; Nathaniel Machlus; Kevin Russo

Avon High School PTO Scholarship -  Jonah Weber

Avon Leo Club Scholarship -  Aaradhya Kumar

Avon Lions Charities Raymond Zacchera Memorial Scholarship -  Rhys Vale

Avon Lions Charities Scholarship -  Alex Xu

Betty Karampelas Memorial Scholarship - Juliana Portal

Christine Pappalardo-Greif Scholarship - Ian Nevins

Colleen Martin Memorial Scholarship -  Celia Cleary; Annabelle Jacobs; Katelyn Wankier

Cynthia R. Hopper Memorial Scholarship -  Sophia Mango

David & Mardelle Peña Family Community Service Scholarship - Sophia Huber

Elaine Olthuis Memorial Scholarship -  Tanvi Arora; Charlotte Parry

In Honor of Claire Fisher Bonti 08 Scholarship - Hollis Ryan

Jill A. Hopper Memorial Scholarship -  Julia Zeng

Laura Sullivan Honorary Scholarship -  Carly Smithberger

Rotary of Avon-Canton Bill Noble Service Scholarship -  John Pavlakis

Rotary of Avon-Canton Donald B. Studley Memorial Scholarship -  Jack Cuyler

Thomas  Murphy Jr. Memorial  Scholarship -  Kendall Neamtz

Performing Arts/Theater/Drama/Music

David & Mardelle Peña Family Performing Arts Scholarship - Manasi Pravin Kumar

Douglas Shallcross Brown, Jr. & Marilynne Foster Brown Scholarship - Alexa Faust

Friends of Avon Music Education (F.A.M.E.) Scholarship - Toby Schwartz

Jacobsen Family Scholarship - Tanvi Raman


Caryl and Leonard Goldberg Education Scholarship -  Liame Alexe

Kelly Ann Hahn Memorial Scholarship -  Emilia Kulinski

Overcame Challenges/Personal Hardship/Perseverance

Bernard Cole Memorial Scholarship -  Akaash Manickavel; Isabella Rodriguez

Ruth Hogan Kotler Memorial Scholarship - Samantha Gervais


Avon Little League - Brian Collings Memorial Scholarship -  Parker Jobe

Bradford Scott Geyer '83 Memorial Track & Field Scholarship  -  Isaiah Adams

James Kearney Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship -  Ryan St. Onge

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Dubiel Family Scholarship - Mridulla Ganesh

James A. MacNeil Science Scholarship -  Amaan Baweja

Moorthy Family Scholarship -  Matej Mijanovic

PMP Corporation Scholarship - Wyatt Horsefield

Thomas J. McGuff Memorial Scholarship -  Brady Ladouceur

Specific Interest or Career Path Criteria

Avon Girl Scouts - Lauren Brown; Makena Logan; Katherine Schwendemann

Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon Scholarship - Peyton Johnson

Danielle Rothstein Creative Writing Memorial Scholarship - Daniel Hamilton

David & Mardelle Peña Family Scholarship in Honor of Avon-Canton VFW Post 3272 - Michael Gouveia

Garden Club of Avon Scholarship -  Lucia Newman

Jeremiah F. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship -  Aellita Ioffe-Monet

John & Linda Carmon Scholarship -  Udayan Chidambaram

Martinez Family Scholarship - Anthony LaMonica

Moran, Shuster, Carignan & Knierim Scholarship - Isabella Griffiths

Reiskin Family Scholarship -  Gracen Lamadrid

Today Magazine Bart + Ann Memorial Scholarship -  Chloe Kieper

Wade H. Horsey IV Memorial Scholarship -  Viraj Sheth

General Criteria Open to All Students

Avon Prime Meats Scholarship - Shikha Vyas

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

Dr. Edwin J. Foley Memorial Scholarship -  Danielle Chung

Joseph Family/ShopRite of Canton Scholarship -  Marissa Jette

Michael Brighenti '74 Scholarship -  Gautham Kumar

Peoples United Bank Scholarship -  

Sandy Jarem Memorial Scholarship -  Gabriel DaCunha