2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has awarded college scholarships to eight young women who participated in the 2016 Colleen Contest last February. The scholarship awards were based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and other significant accomplishments. They were presented by Committee President John Beaulieu at a reception at Collegian Court Restaurant on Wednesday June 15.

2016 Chicopee St. Patrick's Parade Committee scholarship recipients

Left to Right: Natalia Kaczor; Mia Faccini; Sara Dymek; Briana O’Connell; Stephanie Lopes; Amanda LaBonte; Karen Boisjolie, accepting for her daughter Taylor; and Donna O’Shea, accepting for her daughter Lynn.

Scholarship Recipients

The following awards in the amount of $500 each were given:

For over 60 years, the Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has overseen the city’s participation in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade. With the support of many generous sponsors, its members organize the Colleen Contest and Coronation Ball, design and build the Colleen’s award-winning float, and promote Irish pride and culture through many events. In addition to these activities, the committee awards scholarships to young women who plan to further their education at a college or university.