Evan Allen Landry Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to 16 Meriden and Wallingford graduates this past spring. Criteria for the scholarship includes outstanding high school achievement and excellent responses to essay questions pertaining to mental illness awareness.
The following three students each won $5,000. Elliot Good from Maloney High School attending Central Connecticut State University, Gema Grandados from Wilcox Technical School attending University of Hartford, and Raffaela Nastri from Lyman Hall High School attending University of Connecticut.
There were an additional 13 students chosen to receive $500 as honorable mention awards. Max Ganter, Avery Graham, Phoebe Charpentier, and Zeel Patel from Maloney High School; Megan Pomeroy, Cameron Germe, Kallan Doyon, Jamileh Abdalgani and Olivia Edwards from Platt High School; Michael Rutigliano and Cameron Ryder Regan from Lyman High School; Rayna Esch and Sydney Carim from Sheehan High School.
The Evan Allen Landry Memorial Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created to honor Evan Allen Landry, a 2003 Maloney graduate whose life was tragically cut short by mental illness in 2012.
Scholarships are funded through donations and a golf tournament. The 7th Annual Evan Allen Landry Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Hunter Memorial Golf Course in Meriden. Visit www.EALGolfTournament.com for registration, donation, and sponsorship details. Our organization is proud to have awarded $105,000 to date. We want to thank all that have supported our efforts to raise awareness of mental illness and respect those who suffer from it. Mental illness touches many lives.