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. The MVP Scholarship includes a laptop computer or tablet, a printer and a software package. Recipients are chosen annually based on academics, extracurricular activities, community service and need. This scholarship is one of the hallmarks of the Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for under resourced students and has recognized more than 220 MVPs since 2003.

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.

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