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Trumbull, CT, June 3, 2016 – The Building Hope Foundation, Inc., has awarded the 2016 Building Hope Scholarships to Francesca Rallo of Hamden, CT and Robin Rockwell of Newtown, CT at the Annual Meeting and 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County held on June 1, 2015 at the Trumbull Marriot.
Both, Francesca and Robin will receive $4,000, to be spread out during the course of their four-year academic studies. The Building Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization in Fairfield County that invests funds, time, and expertise by its members, who are part of the home building, remodeling and residential land development industries. The Building Hope Foundation annually awards scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education.
Francesca Rallo recently graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and will be attending Fairfield University where she will be pursuing a degree in nursing and would like to become a Nurse Practitioner. While attending Sacred Heart Academy, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and was also the recipient of the Regis College Book Award. Her father, Christopher Rallo is a member of the HBRA and is employed by TD Bank.
Robin Rockwell will be graduating from Newtown High School and will be attending Western Connecticut State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Music Education. Robin’s passion for music has been evident in her activity in the Newtown Marching Band, the NHS Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Gold Jazz Band. She also volunteered with the Newtown High Scholl Elementary Music Mentoring Association teaching clarinet and basic music theory.
Andrew LaSala, president of the Building Hope Foundation says this year’s recipients are all around scholars. “Francesca and Robin represent the best of the Building Hope Foundation Scholarship Program because they are not only academic scholars, but are active in both high school and community activities, which are the qualities we seek in our candidates,” said LaSala. “The foundation is pleased to be assisting both Francesca and Robin with their college education, and wish them a successful academic career.”
Building Hope Foundation mission is to use industry knowledge, resources and the skills of its members to build brighter futures for the veterans, families and individuals who have given back to the people of Fairfield County, and to provide scholarships to students who are dependents of employees of member firms.
The Building Hope Foundation (BHF) is a 501(c)3 organization that invests funds, time and expertise donated by its members.
For more information, visit BuildingHopeFoundation.org or email info@BuildingHopeFoundation.org.
Building Hope Foundation's First Annual Scholarship Recipients
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L-R: Andrew LaSala, Jr. - President Building Hope Foundation, Francesca Rallo, Robin Rockwell, Mary Boudreau, VP, Building Hope Foundation