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Holy Family CYO Announces Tommy Orlando Memorial Scholarship

 Holy Family CYO has created a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Tommy Orlando, who died tragically in December 2008. Tommy was a longtime coach at Holy Family CYO and also coached youth sports for several other organizations in Hicksville. Holy Family CYO will award two $1,000 scholarships annually to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, enrolled in an accredited college or university, have a high school GPA of 80 or higher, have substantial community service experience during their high school career-as determined by the selection committee and have been a member of Holy Family CYO for a minimum of two years.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance officer. In addition, they must submit proof of their high school GPA. Applicants also must submit an activity sheet which details their community service experience. A cover letter should accompany the required documentation and should describe the applicant’s participation in Holy Family CYO, including years and sports.

At the time the scholarship selections are made students may be requested to show proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

All documentation should be mailed to: Holy Family CYO 5 Fordham Ave. Hicksville, NY 11801. Documentation must be received by April 10, 2010.

Scholarship winners will be selected by Holy Family CYO. For more information regarding the scholarship, please contact Ed Hebron at 822-5096.