The Stratford-based Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship is a four year renewable scholarship for $12,000. A scholarship committee selects four recipients every year. The first two scholarship are to our local high schools in Stratford. In addition, 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 renewable scholarship for $12,000. 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.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
The winners of the 2019 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship are Kaylie Broadhurst of Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT. Saraya Lewis of Stratford High School in Stratford, CT. Connecticut State winner Regina Misercola of Trumbull High School in Trumbull, CT. National winner Caroline Peterson from Unionville High School in Kennett, PA.
During the application and interview process it was very clear that these four recipients were qualified, passionate and dedication to education. All four of the 2019 scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in the field of education and exemplify Vicki’s passion for education.
Past scholarship recipients include:
2018 Emily Sedlak, National Scholarship Winner
2018 Hailey Coleman, Connecticut Scholarship Winner
2018 Molly Hines, Stratford High School
2018 Taylor Brady, Stratford High School
2018 Elizabeth Larsen, Bunnell High School
2017 Katie Harvey, National Scholarship Winner
2017 Michael Rosati, Connecticut Scholarship Winner
2017 Kaitlyn Keegan, Stratford High School
2017 Jessica Taliercio, Bunnell High School
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