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February 13th, 2013

Students receive $45k in scholarship grants

Louis G. Nappi, CIC Chairman Emeritus, (seated left) and Ross J. Pepe, CIC president, (seated right) are flanked by grant winners, who received $3,000 each, and members of the CIC Scholarship Committee.

TARRYTOWN – Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley, Inc., representing more than 500 local construction and building industry firms working throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York State, announced the distribution of $45,000 in grants to college students across Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley for the 2012 Fall Semester. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 scholarship award through the end of May.

The Louis G. Nappi Construction Labor-Management Scholarship Program, named in honor of Mr. Nappi, Chairman Emeritus of the Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley, Inc. awarded $3,000 grants to 15 students from around the region for undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics, the sciences and engineering. The scholarships were presented at an awards luncheon at the Hudson Harbor riverfront condominium development in Tarrytown, NY.

To qualify, candidates were required to reside in the seven-county region of the Lower Hudson Valley that encompasses Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster, Orange and Rockland counties. Eligible students must also be related to an employee of a company or an affiliated labor union of the Construction Industry Council. Affiliated unions include Laborers International Union of N.A., Local No. 60; International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 137; and International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 456.

The 2012 class of scholarship recipients are: Amanda Benza of Briarcliff Manor, Daniel Bisignano of Harrison, Ryan Bissett of Pawling, Horace Bull of Middleburgh, Melissa Capurro of Pelham, Matthew F. Carducci of Harrison, Brian Casey of Brewster, Ivan Franco of New Rochelle, Stephen Murphy of Mahopac, Kayla Newton of Cortlandt Manor, Ignacio Pulido of New Rochelle, Patrick Rose of Highland Falls, Connor E. Loughlin of Fishkill, Anthony Santos of Mahopac and Meredith Lee Vasta of Croton-On-Hudson.

The Louis G. Nappi Construction Labor-Management Scholarship Program was established in 2010. It is Mr. Nappi’s goal to advance the studies of engineering, architecture and the applied sciences of mathematics, through scholarship awards. For more information on the program, contact Karen Zedda at the Construction Industry Council at 914-631-6070 or

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