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White Plains Student Receives College Scholarship

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Gina Falisi, of White Plains, received the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarship, said Assemblyman Robert Castelli, R, C - Golden Bridges.

The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to four high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students every year and is based on grade-point average, an interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community and individual financial need. One of last year's winners also was from White Plains, according to the statement.

"I am very pleased to present Gina Falisi with this year’s New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarship," said Castelli, who presented Falisi with the award Monday in Albany. "Gina ranked in the top 1 percent of her high school graduating class while also being a varsity tennis player, member of student council and a member of the Italian Club. She is a shining example of today’s young people and I wish her all the best.”

Falisi, a senior at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, will put her scholarship money toward her tuition at Stony Brook University, where she will attend in the fall. She also has received the Presidential Scholarship, also merit-based, through the university, according to Castelli's statement.

The conference awards four scholarships to students throughout New York.

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