Vicki Soto Memorial Local, State and National Scholarships
The Stratford-based Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship is a four year renewable $5,026 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 $5,026 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.
The deadline for the 2017 scholarships has now past. We are reviewing all applications and will announce the scholarship winners soon. Thank you to everyone who applied!
2016 Scholarship Recipients
The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship local recipients for 2016 are Stratford seniors Katelyn Root from Bunnell High School and Olivia Mastroluca from Stratford High School. Both Katelyn and Olivia are pursuing degrees in the field of education and exemplify Vicki’s passion for education and fun spirit. Katelyn will be attending Vicki’s alma mater, Eastern Connecticut State University and Olivia will be attending Fairfield University in the fall. We wish them both the best of luck in college! Congratulations to Katelyn and Olivia!
The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship national recipient for 2016 is Marley Roberts. Marley graduated from Albuquerque High School in New Mexico and is off to college this fall to pursue a degree in the field of education. She exemplify Vicki’s passion for teaching and positive zest for life. Congratulations to Marley!
To read updates on our past scholarship winners, click on our summer update posts below!
Past scholarship recipients include:
2015 Mike LaPia, Stratford High School
2015 Rachael Merritt, Bunnell High School
2014 Maggie Bodington, Stratford High School
2014 Emily Mackay, Bunnell High School