Academic Scholarship

The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION has funded awards through the Plainville Rotary Club which selects and awards the prizes. The Foundation’s mission to “foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences…” is a tribute to HAYLEY’s love of science and her ambition to study at Dartmouth College in her pursuit to become a doctor. These awards have been given to high school seniors who are National Honor Society members pursuing a college education in the science field. Additional awards are in memory of Dennis Chapman and in honor of William & Barbara Petit.

Plainville Rotary Scholarships

2019 - Jason Demmons and Caroline Sechrist
Dennis D. Chapman Memorial Scholarship - Brianna Elmer

2018 - Dominika Mis, Luke San Juan, and Elona Tanski
Dennis Chapman Memorial Scholarship - Karla Juarez
William & Barbara Petit Scholarship - Nicholas Constantini

2017 - Jessica Gorski, Ethan Hushin, and Caterina LaBella
Dennis D. Chapman Memorial Scholarship - Bethany Pelletier

2016 - Jessica Mills, Emily Bienasz, Briana Lugo, and Sydney McGough

2015 - Emily Duda, Anne Goldsnider, and Jacob Masco

2014 - Kaitlyn Bernie, Sarah Ercoli, and Taylor Varrato

2013 - Samantha Bradley, Abigail Negro and Kelly Slabinski thank you note, photo

2012 - Emily Zuckerman, Samantha ZaZa and Jillian Newton recipient notes thank you note program

2011 - Brenton Chasse, Alma Pietri, and Katelyn Rivers

2010 - Katherine Roper, Melanie Saavedra, Jessica Foertsch

2009 - Jaclyn Neveu, Alicia Panetta, Austin Bergeron; thank you note

2008 - Ewelina Czekaj, Kevin Yudkin, Melanie Norton, photo


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Jan 24 - PFF Fundraiser - 2nd sitting at The Art Studio of Connecticut - Paint and Sip!
Jan 13 - PFF Fundraiser - The Art Studio of Connecticut - Paint and Sip!
Nov 9 - 15th Annual Lights of Hope Event Held in Cheshire
Nov 9 - Petit Family Foundation donates grant to Interval House in Hartford
Nov 8 - Cheshire’s Lights of Hope happening this weekend
Nov 8 - Interval House Kids Program Gets Petit Family Foundation Grant
Sep 13 - Bus trip offered to Red Sox game at Fenway Park as fund-raiser for St. Paul softball, Petit Family Foundation
Aug 29 - Old Lyme beach association donates summer food profits
Aug 7 - Wings and Wheels raises money for the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Food Pantry
July 24 - Runners turn out in heat; show support for Petit Foundation
July 22 - Photos--Chips Petit Road Race by 4Biz Graphics, LLC
July 21 - Thousands participate in Petit Family 5K despite high temps and humidity
July 21 - 12th Annual Petit Family 5K Road Race held Sunday
July 19 - Runners urged to take precautions ahead of weekend races
June 24 - Whiting Forensic Hospital participates in ‘Michaela’s Garden Project’
June 20 - As it approaches 150 years, Plainville plans celebration for July
June 11 - Petit Family Foundation honors Plainville, Cheshire grads
June 8 - Fellowship in honor of Hayley Petit expands 12 years after Cheshire home invasion
June 6 - Petit Family Foundation honors 2 high school seniors

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