North End Against Drugs, through the Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program, awarded $8,000 in scholarships this year to forty-four deserving students. The scholarships included nine $500 awards to students attending tuition based schools, thirty-one students attending public schools received a $100 gift card to help with supplies for the upcoming school year. Also, a first this year, the four students not selected to receive a $500 scholarship received a $100 gift card for supplies as well.
NEAD is grateful to Donato Frattaroli and the Taste of the North End, Robin Sidell and the North Street Grille, Sal DiGirolamo and the Wild Duck, Matt Conti and NorthEndWaterfront.com, Carla Gomez and Antico Forno & Terramia Restaurants, Eversource Electric & Gas Co. – NEAD’s Corporate Sponsor and an anonymous Donor for their generosity in making this the biggest and best scholarship Program since its inception over 10 years ago.
Special thank you also goes out to Regina Pizza for donating all of the pizzas for our dinner and the BCYF Nazzaro Center for allowing us to have our event at the Center.
NEAD is already starting to get ready for next years’ scholarships. If you would like to make a donation specific to the Scholarship Program, please contact Olivia Scimeca or John Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org.