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.
2017 Scholarship Recipients
The winners of the 2017 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship are Jessica Taliercio of Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT, Kaitlyn Keegan of Stratford High School in Stratford, CT, Connecticut State winner Michael Rosati of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT and National winner Katie Harvey from Lehigh Senior High School in Lehigh Acres, Florida. All four of our 2017 scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in the field of education and exemplify Vicki’s passion for education. Each 2017 recipients received a $5,026 scholarship. In addition, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. has also retroactively renewed the scholarships for the winners from 2014, 2015 and 2016 so they may continue their academic excellence and work within their communities to carry on Vicki’s legacy.
To read more about where our 2017 scholarship recipients are attending college and what they said when they received this award, please click on each of their names: Jessica Taliercio, Kaitlyn Keegan, Michael Rosati, and Katie Harvey.
Past scholarship recipients include:
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!