The Guild Athletic Club scholarship was started in 2001 by GAC members Gene Posani and Rick Nini. Gene and Rick wanted to do something to increase the profile of the club in the community while helping out high school seniors who may not be able to afford a college education. The first scholarships were awarded in the spring of 2002.
Over the years, scholarships have been given to both high school seniors to help them get started in college as well as current college students to help them continue through college. In the past 14 years, approximately 77 students have received scholarships and over $91,000 in scholarship money has been awarded. The funds for the scholarship have primarily come from GAC fundraisers, but have also included private donations when a GAC member has passed away and his family has made a donation to the scholarship fund.
This year’s committee included Dominic Valentino, Mel Ranalli, Seymour Ludwig and Gene Posani’s granddaughter, Lorri Posani. We would also like to thank Joe Posani for his help and continued support of the scholarship.
Congratulations on joining a long list of deserving students and best of luck in your college careers.