The Carmine & Frank Mangini Foundation

2017 Winners

2017 MVP Scholarship WINNERS

The Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation is proud to announce that fifteen students from the Hartford area have recently received the Foundation’s MVP Scholarship. 

Each of this year’s recipients has an impressive academic record and has participated in meaningful community service work such as designing and executing a plan to provide energy after an earthquake in Nepal, working in food pantries, and translating immigration papers for families who do not speak English. Together, they have served their communities, taken part in a broad range of extracurricular activities, and reached the highest-ranking spots in their graduating classes. While the majority of the recipients have grown up in Hartford there is a significant amount of diversity with immigrants from Burma, Albania and Brazil. They will be attending competitive colleges and studying subjects ranging from nursing to computer science. Each student has demonstrated strong character, selflessness and passion for their education, and this is what makes them MVPs. “It is incredibly challenging to finish at the top of your class and even harder when you are involved in extracurricular activities. This amazing group of kids were able to do that while also giving back to their communities and overcoming some extremely difficult personal challenges. We had a record number of applicants this year and I am so proud of our MVPs and excited about the things they will achieve in the future,” said Eric Mangini, President of CFM.

Click on the pictures below to see MVP Scholarship winner bios.

  Paulo Alcantara

Paulo Alcantara

  Cavana Carey

Cavana Carey

  Hannah Desmarais

Hannah Desmarais

  Nicholas Furlow

Nicholas Furlow

  Gema Gabriela Guzman Grillo

Gema Gabriela Guzman Grillo

  Sha-Toya Lewis

Sha-Toya Lewis

  Jasmin Lugo

Jasmin Lugo

  Florida Minja

Florida Minja

  Lorena Minja

Lorena Minja

  Win Paw

Win Paw

  Shemar Samuels

Shemar Samuels

  Paw Shee

Paw Shee

  Tiana Starks

Tiana Starks

  Jean Vega

Jean Vega

  O Main Ya

O Main Ya