Tom Cosenzi Scholarship

 
Apply to the 2018 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship!

TommyCar Auto offers scholarships to graduating high school students who plan to attend a two-year or four-year College, University, or Trade School. The fund is open to two designated schools that are located in the communities where the Auto Group has dealerships: Hopkins Academy in Hadley and Northampton High School. 

Students applying for the scholarship were required to submit a one-page-minimum essay describing why they are deserving of the award and what their future plans include. Many also included academic transcripts, resumes of sports, clubs, and volunteer/community involvement, as well as letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors and principals.

Use the links below to access the scholarship form for your school. Applications should be received no later than April 1st, 2018.

2017 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Recipients

 

HADLEY MA- As students from Northampton High School and Hopkins Academy begin to make college and career plans for after high school graduation this spring, the Tom Cosenzi Scholarship announced the two students who have been selected to receive the 2017 Scholarship. These two students were selected from a pool of more than 100 applications.

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi.  When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children, Carla and Thomas, but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the two recipients of the 2017 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000.

Each year, The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship awards scholarships to two deserving students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and in the community. Scholarship winners can use their Tom Cosenzi Scholarships to help offset the cost of their postsecondary education.

"The quality of the applications we received has been amazing," said Carla Cosenzi, President of TommyCar Auto Group said.  "We are pleased to award these scholarships to the following students, to support their pursuit of education and exploration of career paths."

This year's Tom Cosenzi Scholarship winners are: Lily Rogers of Northampton High School who will be attending Yale University. Allison Jenks of Hopkins Academy who will be attending University of Connecticut. Both students demonstrated excellence in the classroom and in the community

 


Two Students Awarded Scholarship from Local Car Dealership

 


Hadley, MA - Tommy Car Auto Group awarded two students each with a $1,000 scholarship to attend college this fall. The Scholarship received an overwhelming number of applicants this year, totaling over 100 applications by local students. Jennifer Moss of Hopkins Academy will be attending University of Massachusetts. Olivia Kiritsis of Shepard Hill Regional High School will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Both students demonstrated excellence in the classroom and the community.

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi.  When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the two recipients of the 2016 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000. The program has expanded to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, and Northampton High School. Northampton High School unfortunately did not participate this year even though it was open to all graduating high school seniors.

"The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship is dedicated to assisting high school graduates in furthering their education," said Carla Cosenzi, president of Tommy Car Auto Group. "The combination of academic achievement and community leadership exhibited by these students underscores the core values of this scholarship."


TommyCar Auto Group Announces Scholarship 2015 Winners


 
Hadley, MA - The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship announced the three students that each received the $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community. 

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi.  When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the three recipients of a 2015 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000. The program has expanded to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, and Northampton High School. 

"The combination of academic achievement and community leadership exhibited by these students underscores the core values of this scholarship," said Carla Cosenzi.

This year's scholarship winners include Cienna Harris, a senior at Hopkins Academy who will be attending Salve Regina University; Justyna Sudyka, a senior at Shepard Hill Regional High School who will attend University of Connecticut in the fall; Francois Venne, a senior at Northampton High School who will attend College of the Holy Cross. 

TommyCar Auto Group Announces Scholarship 2014 Winners

 
Hadley, MA - The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship announced the three students that each received the $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community. 

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi.  When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the three recipients of a 2014 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000. The program has expanded to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, Greenfield High School and Northampton High School. 

"The combination of academic achievement and community leadership exhibited by these students underscores the core values of this scholarship," said Carla Cosenzi.

This year's scholarship winners include Nicholas Bernard of South Hadley, a senior at Hopkins Academy who will be attending College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee and studying to become a Nurse Practitioner; Natalia Kurpiel of Dudley who will attend College of the Holy Cross in the fall studying to become a Physician; Manisha Malik of Greenfield following graduation from Greenfield High School will pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner at Mount Holyoke College. Northampton High School unfortunately did not participate this year even though it was open to all graduating high school seniors.

The TommyCar Auto Group Renews It's Commitment to the Community In 2013!

 
On Saturday May 18th Carla Cosenzi, President of TommyCar Auto Group - presented Tom Cosenzi Scholarships to three Western Mass High School Seniors. This is the third consecutive year; TommyCar Auto has offered scholarships to graduating high school students who plan to attend a two-year or four-year College, University, or Trade School. The fund is open to four designated schools that are located in the communities where the Auto Group has dealerships. 

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship looks to serve well-rounded individuals who exhibit a strong academic background, leadership skills, and a willingness to give back. Students applying for the scholarship were required to submit a one-page-minimum essay describing why they are deserving of the award and what their future plans include. Many also included academic transcripts, resumes of sports, clubs, and volunteer/community involvement, as well as letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors and principals.

Three recipients were chosen this year, and they and their families attended a presentation breakfast at Cosenzi's Country Nissan dealership in Hadley, where they met with Carla and were awarded their $1,000 scholarships. Northampton High, one of the designated schools in the program, did not submit any applications this year. 

Receiving 2013 Tom Cosenzi Scholarships are Avery Klepacki of Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Jocelyn Adorno of Greenfield High School, and Liana Montiverdi of Shepherd Hill Regional High School. All have strong academic records and a history of volunteerism and community involvement. 

Avery plans to pursue a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from UMASS, and then go on to become a Certified Nurse Midwife, focusing on underserved communities where expectant mothers who are most in need, do not always have access to prenatal care. Jocelyn possesses a strong ability to overcome hardships, and her positive attitude and determination should serve her well as she moves forward with the goal of pursuing a degree in engineering. Liana is very active in school, music, and her community. She plans to attend Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

"We had many deserving applicants this year, " Cosenzi said, "and we are so pleased to be able to support this group of ambitious young women as they move forward with their goals. That is what the Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Program is all about."

Congratulations to the 2012 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Recipients!
 
Hadley, MA - When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the four recipients of a 2012 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000.00 on June 2, 2012, at Country Nissan on Route 9 in Hadley.

The scholarship, awarded each year to a graduating senior, helps students with demonstrated leadership and community involvement continue their education at either a 2-year or 4-year institution. The program has expanded to other area high schools, with last year's winners coming from not only Hopkins Academy in Hadley, but Northampton High School, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, and Greenfield High School as well.

"My dad was not only a great business person but was also a true believer of giving back to the community," said Carla Cosenzi, co-owner with her brother of TommyCar Auto Group. "We started the Tom Cosenzi Scholarship fund to honor him and to help others achieve their dreams."

Last year's scholarship winners include Anaisa Garcia of Florence, a senior at Northampton High School who will be attending SUNY Delhi in New York and studying to become a veterinary technician; Rita Pirozhkov of Greenfield, one of nine children will attend UMass Amherst in the fall; Nicole Himebaugh of Charlton who, following graduation from Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, MA, will pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Clemson University; and Stephen J. Keith of Hopkins Academy in Hadley, who hopes to attend Lincoln Technical Institute and go into the automotive field, preferably as an expert in diesel technology and alternative energy systems.

All four students have stood out in their high schools not only for their academic achievements, but for involvement in sports, clubs, extracurricular activities, and service to the community.

The students and their families were present at Country Nissan on 40 Russell Street when the checks were presented on Saturday, June 2, 2012.