Randolph Education Foundation Partners with  Local Organizations to Award $13,000 in scholarships

As part of the celebration of its tenth-year anniversary, the Randolph Education Foundation (REF) partners with Douglas Electrical Components, the Fusco Family, and Paradise Total Spa & Nail, to award $13,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors in the Randolph High School.

“We are thrilled to expand our scholarship program as part of our ten years celebration,” said Paola Heincke, REF President-Elect. “Each year we provide scholarships to two graduating seniors, and this year we have the opportunity to touch the lives of six additional students. This is a terrific accomplishment that would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and the strong pool of candidates who apply for the scholarships.”

The scholarships were awarded in three different categories:

The REF Douglas Electrical Components Scholarship, for students pursuing a degree in engineering at a 4-year college or university, was awarded to Anthony Sofia. This scholarship was made possible through a $5,000 donation from Ed Douglas, President of Douglas Electrical Components.

“We are very happy to support Anthony in his pursue of an engineering degree,” said Douglas. “He is a young man with remarkable qualifications.”

 The REF Fusco Family Health Care Scholarships, for students who are pursuing a degree in a health-related field, were awarded to Kaitlyn Attinello, Maddie DiFusco, Rachel Hunter, Jenna Olsakowski, and Morgan Yurchuk. The $5,000 to fund these scholarships were donated by Dr. Anthony Fusco and his family. 

“We are very impressed with the record of these scholarship recipients,” said Fusco. “The health fields they are going into will benefit tremendously from their contributions.”

The 2019 Randolph Education Foundation Scholarships, for high school seniors who are in the first generation of their family to pursue post-secondary education, were awarded to Ashley Johnson and Janny López Valle. These scholarships were partially funded with a $2,000 donation from Ann Park, of Paradise Total Spa & Nail.  

“Going to college makes a difference in people’s lives,” said Park. “We are happy to support Ashley and Janny as they become first generation scholars.”

Heincke, Fusco, and Chris Rempel, a representative of Douglas Electrical Components, presented the awards to the scholarship recipients on Tuesday, June 11, during the Class of 2019 Scholarship Night at the Randolph High School.


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