2021 Current Student Scholarship Recipients

“These scholarships help level the playing field for Gateway students, the most economically challenged among Connecticut’s 12 community colleges,” Melton notes. These awards are especially important now, as they struggle to pursue their educations and improve their career potential in an economy rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This crisis is more than just a medical issue,” she adds. “It is reverberating throughout our nation and region and underscoring socioeconomic gaps within our communities.”

-Ruby H. Melton, Chair, Scholarship Committee

"In the spring, the Scholarship Review Committee, consisting of over fifty volunteers who are professionals in fields of education, business, law, nonprofits, and Gateway faculty met to evaluate the applications. This year was exceptionally competitive because of the number of applicants and the COVID-19 global pandemic. The applications go through a series of rigorous reviews to determine if the applicant meets the criteria, has told a compelling story, and has explained how the funds would have a significant financial or emotional impact on them. The work of this committee is critical as it ensures they select the right candidate for the right scholarship and rewarding their hard work and dedication of students in the GCC community." 

 

-Mary Ellen Cody, Dean of the Office of Development and Community Partnerships

2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

Hana Abay - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Amy Acampora - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Uche Aja - Mark Ojakian Criminal Studies Scholarship
Lezli Albelo - Laptop Scholarship
Ivory Alexander - Laptop Scholarship
Luz Almontes - Laptop Scholarship
Nikki Amatruda - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Chloe Andree - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Maurice Angme - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Alfia Ansari - Curran Liberal Arts Scholarship
Lindsay Arminio - Richard Fiore Memorial Scholarship
Deanna Arnusawanh - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Anita Asante - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Abdelilah Asnabla - Frank J. Gallagher Scholarship
Jonathan Ayitey - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Timothy Balser - Access to Success Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Anthony Barroso - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Greta Bator - David Servin Memorial Scholarship
Mirdiona Beqiri - Laptop Scholarship
Elizabeth Bessette - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Charles Blango - Melton/McAvay Human Services First-Generation College Student Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Jovan Bloise - Laptop Scholarship
Kerwin Blount - Williams Service-Learning Scholarship
Brittany Bolorin - Melton/McAvay CSCU Transfer: Psychology Studies First-Generation College Student Scholarship
Hasna Boumarouani - Laptop Scholarship
Sachinee Braham - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Evelyn Briandt Arhin - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Rachel Bristol - Laptop Scholarship
Ana Brizuela - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Marlena Brooks - Curran General Studies Scholarship
Tishawn Brown - Freddy & Eusebio Luna Scholarship
Yasmina Brown - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Simone Byfield - Laptop Scholarship
Alvaro Cabrera - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Maureen Camp - Zoldy Family Scholarship
Allison Carbone - Access to Success Scholarship
Antoinette Carey - Thomas Griggs Jr. Arts Scholarship & Paul McCraven Arts Scholarship
Elizabeth-Erin Carpenter - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Jessica Carradero - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Edwin Castro Jr. - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Nesa Cephas - Laptop Scholarship
Jazzman Clayborn - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Hannah Cole - North Haven Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Janthina Connelly - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Shannon Corbo - Jason Richardson Scholarship
Daniela Cortes Diaz - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Erica Cove - Margaret Bauer Scholarship
Brian Curseaden - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship & G-MEN Scholarship
Connor Dattilo - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Allahfia Davis - Robinson + Cole Scholarship
Caseyann Dehaney - Laptop Scholarship
Lauren Del Vecchio - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Rianna DePalma - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Chevonne Diamond - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Taylor DiNicola - Laptop Scholarship
Mollie Doughty - CIU Travel Italian Culture Scholarship
Brianna Dragunoff - Curran Liberal Arts Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Larysa Dubrovska - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Hannah Eaton - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Aja Edwards - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Marjana Ejlli - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Anthony Ekpede - Laptop Scholarship
Safae Elkoun - Frank Adam Jurczyk Scholarship
Grecekia Elliot-Delgado - Laptop Scholarship
Winnifred Eshun - Laptop Scholarship
Brigitte Espinoza - Curran Liberal Arts Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Jessica Esposito - Curran Public Utility Management Program & Lindy Lee Gold Public Utility Management Scholarship
Chinwe Ezeonyekwelu - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Salma Fagir - Donald Lostritto Engineering Technology Scholarship
Aidan Falvey - Curran Railroad Technology Program, Thomas & Barbara Griggs Railroad Scholarship & Washington Area Railway Engineering Society (WARES) Fellowship
Dick Fernandez Guillen - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Yamara Ferrer - Laptop Scholarship
Samantha Foley - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Stephanie Galindo - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Karen Gamez Delgado - Melton/McAvay Scholarship Engineering Science/College of Technology First-Generation 
College Student Scholarship
Kayla Garner - Norman H. Wuestefeld Scholarship
Anna Giannopoulos - Curran Business Administration: Management Scholarship & People's United Bank Scholarship
Bolaji Ginter - Margaret Bauer Scholarship
Ashley Girola - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Elizabeth Glynn - Laptop Scholarship
Alba Gonzalez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Mary Gonzalez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kandace Gordon - Southern Connecticut State University Foundation
Natasha Grover - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Andre Guerrier - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Fernanda Guevara - People's United Bank Scholarship
Fnu Gul E Andam - Larry A. Laukhuf Memorial Scholarship
Ediz Gureli - Chaine des Rostisseurs CT Biallage Gabor Huszar Scholarship
Amina Haji - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Patricia Hall - Albertus Magnus College Scholarship for Continuing Students Scholarship & Petraiuolo Family Scholarship
Heather Hannon - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tessia Henry - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Rashell Honeywell - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Elizabeth Hovan - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kevin Howard - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Theresa Howard - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kristy Hoyt - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Gehui Hu - Laptop Scholarship
Robin Hudson - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Anthony Iannucci - NewAlliance Foundation Nursing Fellow
Donaya Jenkins - Margaret McAllister Spain Memorial Scholarship
Ramcesse Kamtchueng - Laptop Scholarship
Alena Kandratsenia - Laptop Scholarship
Gurnit Kaur - Laptop Scholarship
Holly Kelemen - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Idalis Kerr - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Alexandra Kerwin - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tangil Khondhker - North Haven Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Nahidah Khorsheed - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Amber Kinsella - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Patrick Kish - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Asli Kizavul - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Robyn Knowlton - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Alexandra Komoroski - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Emmanuel Konadu Agyemang - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tyler Kustra - Laptop Scholarship
Denise Latulippe - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Abigail Lawrence - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kelsey Lear - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Christina Lecza - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Susan Lee - Margery P. Weston Nursing Scholarship
Thomas Lee - Carmen 'Snooky' Parlato Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Elizabeth Legatos - Melton/McAvay CSCU Transfer: Criminal Studies First-Generation College Student Scholarship
Leanne Leonard - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Morgan Levchuk - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Hannah Lickteig - Laptop Scholarship
Soyeon Lind - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Caleigh Low - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Emily Lucca - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Samantha Lukachik - Laptop Scholarship
Renee Luna - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Brooke Lussier - McFarland & Student Nurses Association Scholarship & - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Stephanie Lynch - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Allison Macisco - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Katharine Maebry - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Shyanne Magnon - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Leny Maldonado-Albelo - T. Valentino Paussa Scholarship
Alana Manning - Jan Trifiatis Business Scholarship
Islande Marin-Alabre - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tatsiana Maroz - Laptop Scholarship
Claudia Martinez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Myrtis Mason - Melton/McAvay CSCU Transfer: Computer Science Studies First-Generation College Student Scholarship
Rochelle Mason - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Jennifer Massimin - Curran General Studies Scholarship
Jean Cedric Massog Essombe - Todd Dogolo Scholarship
Selena Mauro - NewAlliance Foundation Allied Health Fellow
Meagan Mazeiko - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Natasha McClammy - Frederick DeLuca Foundation Scholarship
Carolyn McConnell - NewAlliance Foundation Allied Health Fellow
Kendra McDonald - UIL/SCG Scholarship
Kenyatta Mcgregor - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Melissa McKeon - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kym McKoy - Michael Murphy Fellowship
Dillon Melendez - Curran College of Technology Scholarship
Luba Melnyk - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Chantel Mensah - Connecticut Public Scholarship
Rebekah Meyers - Laptop Scholarship
Yahciry Minor-Zamora - Laptop Scholarship
Israel Mofuni - Curran Computer Science Scholarship
Michael Molina - Mario Fasano Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Aliyah Moore - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Pamela Morrison - Laptop Scholarship
Samanta Morrison - Melton/McAvay Scholarship First-Generation College Student Scholarship
Joshua Morton - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Michael Mossman - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Jessica Mueller - Curran Studio Arts: Graphic Arts Scholarship
Alexis Murphy - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Nicole Myer - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Nicole Nadeau - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Birtena Napoleon - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Omar Ndao - Laptop Scholarship
Stanley Nganga - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Mohamed Alhaji Ngombulango - Chenard Family Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Nancy Nguyen - Laptop Scholarship
Abdulwaris Niazai - Laptop Scholarship
Hunter Niebuhr - Laptop Scholarship
Toni-lyn Norrie - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kristen Nuccini - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Ijeoma Nwachukwu - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Joy Nwokonta - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Roberta Olsen - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Hailey Onorato - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Amjad Orabi - Access to Success Scholarship
Angelica Orellana - Laptop Scholarship
Yadhira Ortiz - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Breanna Osorio - Access to Success Scholarship
Wilder Osorio Gaviria - Baker STEM Scholarship
Min Ou - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Ridwane Ouro-Bode - Laptop Scholarship
Nathanielle Palmer - Laptop Scholarship
Taylor Papa - Yale-New Haven Hospital Scholarship
Shawn Paquette - Laptop Scholarship
Shivani Patel - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Shannon Peal - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Bryden Peck - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Eric Perez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Jessica Perez - Laptop Scholarship
Rosali Perez Gil - Elbert and Cheryl Anderson Pegues Book Scholarship
Joanna Perricone - Town Fair Tire Fellowship
Sharlene Peters - Frederick - Laptop Scholarship
Srysokhunthea Phorn - Laptop Scholarship
Jocelyn Piekarski - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tyrone Poole - Melton/McAvay Human Services First-Generation College Student Scholarship
Sajidulla Rahimi - Laptop Scholarship
Ziaullah Rahimi - Laptop Scholarship
Julie Ramirez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Rosalinda Ramirez - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Christy Rattigan - Iron Chef Culinary/Hospitality Fellowship
Amanda Riggio - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Steven Riso - Laptop Scholarship
Ashley Roberts - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kelsey Robins - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Yuri Rodrigues De Souza - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Cindy Rodriguez - Laptop Scholarship
Elvira Rodriguez Pinon - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Stephanie Rogers - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
LaTrelle Rose-Smith - Quinnipiac University Scholarship & The WorkPlace Scholarship
Sarah Rubin - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Whitney Samuels - Laptop Scholarship
Manal Sanhaji - Iron Chef Culinary/Hospitality Fellowship
Ana Santana-Correa - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Anthony Scelza - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Amanda Schaperow - Curran General Studies Scholarship
Natalia Schiavo - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Antonietta Scirocco - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Kathleen Segure - Laptop Scholarship
Maha Serrakh - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Karol Setlak - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Amir Shatara - Laptop Scholarship
Amira Shatara - Laptop Scholarship
Cassandra Shay - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Reginald Shelton - Laptop Scholarship
Marline Shenouda - Laptop Scholarship
Anila Shrestha - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Taylor Shutak - Southern Connecticut State University Foundation
Tricia Siguencia - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Tiairra Slade - Philomena M. Abell Nursing Scholarship & Bertha V. Chism Scholarship
Ornela Sollaku - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Ann Solomine - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Mamadou Soumahoro - Enrico J. 'Rick' Mastronardi Jr. Scholarship & Laptop Scholarship
Danyyil Spichko - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Sean Stringer - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Avery Sumner - Laptop Scholarship
Ari Sussman - Francis S. Noonan Scholarship
Asher Syed - Laptop Scholarship
Jenevieve Thoby - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Zachary Thornton - Town Fair Tire Fellowship & Laptop Scholarship
Aliza Ting - Paul McCraven Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Jonna Tomasello - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Cynthia Torres - Melton/McAvay CSCU Transfer: Business Studies First-Generation College Student Scholarship & 
Laptop Scholarship
Lizzet Tuxpan - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship
Mallorie Velazquez - Laptop Scholarship
Rosa Verderame - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Luisa Vidal - Laptop Scholarship
Stephanie Virgulto - Zoldy Family Scholarship
Jenna Walden - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Annabella Walsh - Laptop Scholarship
Jean Wankulu - Laptop Scholarship
Brittany Warren - Laptop Scholarship
Andrea Weaver - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Yessica Weckesser - Laptop Scholarship
Felicia Whatley - Connecticut Public Scholarship
Jonathan Whittaker - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Alexandra Wilcox - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Patricia Williams - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Wendy Williams - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Michelle Wilson - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Shanese Wilson - Laptop Scholarship
Emilie Wood - NewAlliance Foundation Nursing Fellow
Ventura Wooten - Laptop Scholarship
Kristian Wortz - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Henry Young - Miguel A. Garcia-Negron Memorial Scholarship
Meagan Young - Frederick & Elisabeth DeLuca Vocational Scholarship
Mia Young McLean - Laptop Scholarship
Jintan Zeng - Laptop Scholarship