Two Local Students Awarded Scholarships from The Building Hope Foundation

Trumbull, CT, June 1, 2016 – The Building Hope Foundation, Inc., has awarded the 2016 Building Hope Scholarships to Francesca Rallo of Hamden, CT and Robin Rockwell of Newtown, CT at the Annual Meeting and 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County held on June 1, 2015 at the Trumbull Marriot.

Both, Francesca and Robin will receive $4,000, to be spread out during the course of their four-year academic studies. The Building Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County that invests funds, time, and expertise by its members, who are part of the home building, remodeling and residential land development industries. The Building Hope Foundation annually awards scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education who are dependents of employees of HBRA-member companies.

Francesca Rallo recently graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and will be attending Fairfield University where she will be pursuing a degree in nursing and would like to become a Nurse Practitioner.  While attending Sacred Heart Academy, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and was also the recipient of the Regis College Book Award.  Her father, Christopher Rallo is a member of the HBRA and is employed by TD Bank.

Robin Rockwell will be graduating from Newtown High School and will be attending Western Connecticut State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Music Education.  Robin’s passion for music has been evident in her activity in the Newtown Marching Band, the NHS Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Gold Jazz Band.  She also volunteered with the Newtown High Scholl Elementary Music Mentoring Association teaching clarinet and basic music theory.  Her step father, Tim Maxwell is employed by Rings End.

Andrew LaSala, president of the Building Hope Foundation says this year’s recipients are all around scholars.  “Francesca and Robin represent the best of the Building Hope Foundation Scholarship Program because they are not only academic scholars, but are active in both high school and community activities, which are the qualities we seek in our candidates,” said LaSala. “The foundation is pleased to be assisting both Francesca and Robin with their college education, and wish them a successful academic career.”

Building Hope Foundation mission is to use industry knowledge, resources and the skills of HBRA members to build brighter futures for the veterans, families and individuals who have given back to the people of Fairfield County, and to provide scholarships to students who are dependents of employees of member firms.

ABOUT:
Celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County is the leading consumer and commercial resource for home building, remodeling and land development in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to promote, protect & improve the building industry while providing consumer awareness and community involvement.  The Building Hope Foundation (BHF) is a 501(c)3 organization established by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County to invest funds, time and expertise donated by its members.

For more information, call Gina Calabro, Executive Officer at (203) 335-7008 or e-mail: hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com. To learn more about the HBRA organization, visit: www.BuildFairfieldCounty.com and www.BuildingHopeFoundation.org.

 

 

 

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