The Natick Sons and Daughters of Italy has been awarding educational scholarships for over 50 years. Since 2014, we have awarded approximately $60,000 in Lodge and family scholarships. We present the Francesco DeSanctis Lodge #1411 award and the Francis J. Cristofori Scholarship award on behalf of Mr. Mark Cristofori. We are proud to continue our legacy of supporting education and the next generation of leaders in our community.

On June 13, 2022, we awarded $10,000 to ten local senior high graduates. Thank you to our scholarship committee, Alexa Lombardo, committee chair, and her team, Megan Belliveau, Anthony Isgro, and Judy Parant for their hard work. They accomplished the difficult task of selecting 10 award recipients out of 90 deserving applicants. Thank you to our members, volunteers, patrons and the Francis J Cristofori family for making this years scholarship ceremony a wonderful success. Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship award recipients.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Francesco DeSanctis Lodge #1411 Scholarship Award

Sarah Amabile – Salem State University, Nursing

Alana Bownes-Ciccarelli – University of Mass., Amherst, SBS track

Sofia Deluca – University of Mass., Amherst, Business Management

Talia Gitlin - Union College, Scholars Program, Political Science

Francis J. Cristofori Scholarship Award

Cody Jones – Bryant University, Data Science

Leah Goldman - Stonehill College, Psychology

McKenzie McDonald - Verto Education and University of New Haven, Costa Rica and Seville Spain. Arizona State University, Criminal Justice, Peace Corps Program.

Jeffrey Meisner - Central Maine CC, Conservation Law Enforcement

Christopher Savoie - University of New England, Marine Biology.

Anna Souza – University of Mass., Boston, Pre-Med

2022 Scholarship winners Historical Scholarship ceremony
From right to left: Pres. Cathy Washburn, Sofia DeLuca, Anna Souza, Cody Jones, Jeffrey Meisner, Leah Goldman, Chris Savoie, Talia Gitlin, Scholarship Chair Alexa Lombardo
Not pictured: Sarah Amabile, Alana Bownes- Ciccarelli, McKenzie McDonald.

Scholarship Chair Alexa Lombardo

presenting the 2022 scholarship awards

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