Vicki Soto Memorial Local, State and National Scholarships

The Stratford-based Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship is a four year renewable $5,000 scholarship awarded once a year to graduating seniors from Stratford High School and Bunnell High School. In addition to awarding these two local scholarships, we have expanded The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship to be awarded state-wide and nationally as well. One recipient from the state of Connecticut and one recipient from around the country will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. All recipients of the scholarship must be pursuing a college degree at an accredited university in the field of education and demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. The recipients must also demonstrate the spirit to Live, Laugh, and Love both life and education the way Vicki did.


2019 Scholarship Recipients

The winners of the 2019 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship are Kaylie Broadhurst of Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT, Saraya Lewis of Stratford High School in Stratford, CT, Connecticut State winner Regina Misercola of Trumbull High School in Trumbull, CT and National winner Caroline Peterson from Unionville High School in Kennett, PA.

During the application and interview process it was very clear that these four recipients were qualified, passionate and dedication to education.  All four of the 2019 scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in the field of education and exemplify Vicki’s passion for education.

To read more about our 2019 scholarship recipients, please click on each of their names: Kaylie BroadhurstSaraya LewisRegina Misercola and Caroline Peterson.


Past scholarship recipients include:

2018 Emily Sedlak, National Scholarship Winner

2018  Hailey Coleman, Connecticut Scholarship Winner

2018 Molly Hines, Stratford High School

2018 Taylor Brady, Stratford High School

2018 Elizabeth Larsen, Bunnell High School

2017 Katie Harvey, National Scholarship Winner

2017  Michael Rosati, Connecticut Scholarship Winner

2017 Kaitlyn Keegan, Stratford High School

2017 Jessica Taliercio, Bunnell High School

2016 Marley Roberts, National Scholarship Winner

2016 Olivia Mastroluca, Stratford High School

2016 Katelyn Root, Bunnell High School

2015 Mike LaPia, Stratford High School

2015 Rachael Merritt, Bunnell High School

2014 Maggie Bodington, Stratford High School

2014 Emily Mackay, Bunnell High School



To read updates on our past scholarship winners, click on our summer update posts below!

Catching Up With Jessica Taliercio, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Rachael Merritt, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Kaitlyn Keegan, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Mike LaPia, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Olivia Mastroluca, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Katelyn Root, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Michael Rosati, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Katie Harvey, Summer 2018

Catching Up With Emily Mackay, Summer 2016

Catching Up With Rachael Merritt, Summer 2016

Catching Up With Maggie Bodington, Summer 2016



The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc.
158 Knowlton Street
Stratford, CT 06615

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