Scholarship Student


Welcome to the Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund.

Begun in 2014, the Giangrande Family Fund awards $500 scholarships to Lawrence MA students attending a tuition-based high school; a post-high vocational or certificate program; or a 2 or 4 year college.  The Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund is designed to honor students who show academic promise and are committed to improving others’ lives by generous acts of service and involvement in important community issues.  Preference is given to young people who live in homes developed by Bread & Roses Housing, are current participants or graduates of Si, Se Puede Lawrence, or are residents of the Lawrence Housing Authority.

The Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund was created as a way of continuing the legacy of generosity of the children of John and Cecilia (Muollo) Giangrande.  Growing up during challenging economic times, these seven siblings appreciated the power of a small kindness extended to them and the ability of an education to open doors to a brighter future.

Giangrande children and cousins

Application Process

To request an application, email 

Applications are available on March 1 of each year.  The application deadline is April 30.


Who is Eligible to Apply?

This scholarship is designed for young people of Lawrence MA.   

Students in Grade 8 who have been accepted to a tuition-based high school

Students currently attending a tuition-based high school

High School Seniors who have been accepted to a college or other post-high school educational program.

Young people enrolled in a full time post-high school certificate program.

Current full time college students (ages 17 -24)

In addition to academic record and the quality of the short essay questions, applicant’s experience of and commitment to community service and giving back to others will be considered when choosing a Giangrande Family Scholar.

Preference is given to students who are living in homes developed by Bread & Roses Housing, current participants or graduates of Si, Se Puede Lawrence, or residents of the Lawrence Housing Authority.


Upcoming Event

The fifth annual GFSF fundraiser will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2 PM to  6 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 158 Washington St. Winchester, MA.  For ticket information email:

Contact Us

Requests for applications and questions can be emailed to:

Tax Deductible Contributions

The Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund is being administered through the Essex County Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


To donate on-line, go to the DONOR PAGE of ECCF for the Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund.  Scroll to the end of the text and fill in the information requested.

To send a donation, make checks payable to:

Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund/ECCF

And mail your contribution to:

Giangrande Family Scholarship Fund

PO Box 775

Medford, MA 02155

We thank you, in advance, for your generous support.


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