Poppenhusen announces scholarship

The Poppenhusen Institute is proud to announce the first annual Fred Mazzarello Memorial Scholarship, to be given to College Point residents pursuing a college or university degree.
The scholarship was developed in memory of Mazzarello, described as “a selfless man,” who “continued to work for worthy causes by helping others.”
Mazzarello, who died last October at the age of 84, came to College Point when he was five-months-old and always had a “stick with it attitude” no matter what came his way.
He believed in bettering himself and the value of a good education, and encouraged his daughters to pursue their dreams “against all odds.”
Mazzarello was “so dedicated to the community,” Susan Brustmann of the Poppenhusen Institute said, “he was one of the most important men to come
to College Point, and helped make many changes,” in the community.
As an adult, Mazzarello founded the College Point Board of Trade (CPBT), an organization made up of many businesses and tradesmen in the community who work together to promote the growth of College Point businesses and residents. He was involved in the CPBT until his death.
Applicants are asked to send in an essay along with the application. To request an application or to make a donation, call the Poppenhusen Institute at 718-358-0067.

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