Category Archives: Scholarships

Arlington Civic Federation 9/11 Scholarship Fund gets boost

Inside Nova The Arlington County Civic Federation’s 9/11 Scholarship Program, which has presented more than $300,000 in scholarships to children of Arlington public-safety personnel since 2002, recently received a donation of $10,000 from the Arlington County Police Department’s 9/11 Fund. “I can’t think of a better place to send this money,” said retired Police Capt. […]

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Jersey City native gets Robert David Peraza Annual Rugby Scholarship

Yueh Ho The Jersey Journal  Jersey City resident Eamonn Matthews always dreamed of being the star player on a collegiate team. During his childhood, he would often picture himself as the star quarterback or a stud baseball player. But in eighth grade, he gave rugby a shot and fell in love with the sport. Matthews […]

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Widow of FDNY’s Ray Downey honored at Deer Park homecoming

Deer Park High School honored Rosalie Downey, 75, center, as the grand marshal at the homecoming day parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Downey is the wife of fallen FDNY deputy chief of special operations Ray Downey, who died while trying to save civilians during 9/11. From left: Raymond Ugalde, Marie Tortorici, Nina Ugalde, Peter Tortorici, Brian Ugalde and Kathy Ugalde. (Credit: Amy Onorato)

By Amy Onorato Newsday Deer Park resident and New York Fire Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, 62, gave his life trying to save civilians during the devastating events of September 11, 2001. Downey was not only a hero, but a man of the Deer Park community — giving lectures at the Deer […]

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