CFDA Home pageCFDA Announces 2017 Family Support Services Scholarship Recipients

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association will provide college scholarship funds to help young people pursuing careers in the "helping" professions for the seventeenth consecutive year. The association will present $500 in college scholarship funds to one student in each of the state's eight counties. CFDA's Board of Directors and staff will honor all the recipients at a special ceremony in May.

The 2017 recipients are:

  • Gabriel Blasczak of Meriden (Francis T. Maloney High School) will pursue a career in Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University;
  • Dahyir Croft of New London (Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut in New London) will pursue a career in Nursing at the University of Connecticut;
  • Alyssa Daly of Bristol (St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol) will pursue a career in Prosthetics & Orthotics at the University of Hartford;
  • Simone Fournier of Putnam (Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Conn.) will pursue a career in Geriatrics at the University of Connecticut;
  • Julia Liseo of Cromwell (Cromwell High School) will pursue a career in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.;
  • Emily Mendelson of Brookfield (Brookfield High School) will pursue a career as a Physician at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
  • Kathleen Sinatra of Bridgewater (Shepaug Valley School in Washington, Conn.) will pursue a career in Child Psychology at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.; and
  • Michael Slane of Tolland (Tolland High School) will pursue a career in Social Work at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
     

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