Hadley, MA – The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship announced the three students that each received the $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.
The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi. When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the three recipients of a 2014 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000. The program has expanded to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, Greenfield High School and Northampton High School.
"The combination of academic achievement and community leadership exhibited by these students underscores the core values of this scholarship," said Carla Cosenzi.
This year’s scholarship winners include Nicholas Bernard of South Hadley, a senior at Hopkins Academy who will be attending College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee and studying to become a Nurse Practitioner; Natalia Kurpiel of Dudley who will attend College of the Holy Cross in the fall studying to become a Physician; Manisha Malik of Greenfield following graduation from Greenfield High School will pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner at Mount Holyoke College. Northampton High School unfortunately did not participate this year even though it was open to all graduating high school seniors.