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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. TommyCar Auto was pleased to award these three outstanding students with this $1500 scholarship to support their pursuit of education. They demonstrated excellence in the classroom and in the community.

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, Northampton High School in Northampton and Deerfield High School in Deerfield.

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.

Check back at a later date to apply for the 2021 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Award. Deadline details and applications will be released later this year.

2020 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2020 Winners

It's our pleasure to announce the recipients of the 2020 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Award. Congratulations to Catherine Kowal-Safron and Emma Elson of Hopkins Academy and Pierre-Marie Venne of Northampton High School and the entire Graduating Class of 2020.

Catherine will be attending Brown University in the fall to pursue her aspiration to work with elderly citizens in a psychological setting. Emma has been accepted to Eastern Kentucky University. She will continue her passion for helping others while pursuing a career in rescue and medicine, advancing the experiences she's already gained as a member of the Hadley Fire and Police Department paramedic teams. Pierre-Marie will be attending Amherst College, where he plans to study the economic impact of global climate change.

We are so proud of these individuals and all of their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their futures.

2019 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2019 Winners

Congratulations to Grace from Northampton High School, Lauren from Frontier Regional School and Kiera from Hopkins Academy, who were our 2019 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Recipients.

Grace has been accepted to Siena College, where she will pursue her passion to become a Chemist. Lauren has been accepted to University of New England, where she will pursue her passion to become an Occupational Therapist. Kiera has been accepted to Springfield College, where she will pursue her passion to become an Occupational Therapist.

2018 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2018 Winners

This year's scholarship winners include Alli Zadworny graduating from Northampton High School. She has been accepted to Elms College Nursing Program. Benjamin Andersen of Hopkins Academy will attend University of Massachusetts. Both students demonstrated excellence in the classroom and in the community.

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

2017 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2017 Winners

This year's scholarship winners include 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.

"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."

2016 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2016 Winners

This year's scholarship winners include Jennifer Moss of Hopkins Academy who will be attending University of Massachusetts. Olivia Kiritsis of Shepard Hill Regional High School who will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Both students demonstrated excellence in the classroom and the community.

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

2015 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2015 Winners

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.

"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."

2014 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2014 Winners

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 and Manisha Malik of Greenfield following graduation from Greenfield High School will pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner at Mount Holyoke College.

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

2013 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2013 Winners

This year's scholarship winners include 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.

"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."

2012 Scholarship Winners

Tom Cosenzi Scholarship Fund - 2012 Winners

This 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.