Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship

 

Ryan Cook

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship 

Gesu School Award Recipient

with his parents

Michelle and Kevin Cook

June 7, 2012

Allison Matia

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Walsh Jesuit High School

December 8, 2011

Rachel Keough

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship 

Walsh Jesuit High School Award Recipient

with her parents Susan and Joseph Keough

November 20, 2012

Kathryn Accetturo

Loyola University 2013

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Kathryn says that being involved in Best Buddies for her four years at Loyola has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of her undergraduate career. She has served as President of the Best Buddies Program and Secretary of the Campus Activities Network, and is set to graduate this May with a degree in Biology.


Alexandria Wiskes

2013 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship 

Walsh Jesuit High School Award Recipient

with her parents Jennifer and Luke Wiskes

and Kevin Hyland

Richie Magallon

Loyola University 2012

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Amanda Gain was awarded the Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award at Loyola University in Chicago for two academic years. Her continued

dedication and commitment to the Best Buddies program was representative of what makes the Loyola University chapter so successful.

Amanda served as the VP, Membership. During that time, the membership of the chapter tripled and Loyola was recognized as the First Runner up for Outstanding Chapter Award in the world.

Dante Frabotta and Grace Beedles

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Gesu School Award Recipients

with their parents Craig Frabotta and Sherri and Michael Beedles

June 6, 2014


Allison Vitale

Loyola University 2014

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Allison is currently student teaching intellectually and developmentally challenged 6th to 8th graders in the Chicago Public School system and looking towards graduating in spring 2015 with her bachelors degree in special education.

“Best Buddies has been such an important part of my college experience, and is an organization that I plan to be involved with in some way for the rest of my life.”



Brenna Truax '16


The Walsh Jesuit 2014 Rebecca Hyland '01 Memorial Award

Maria Brown and Steven Zucca

Gesu School June 5, 2015

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipients


Jessica Bullard

Loyola University 2015

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Jessica was this year’s Best Buddies Loyola Chapter President. She loves spending time with her Buddy and is grateful that Best Buddies has given her the opportunity to make a difference in his  life. She plans on teaching special education in a school servicing low-income students after graduation.

Katie Borovicka ’17

Walsh Jesuit 2015 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award

Maya Moufawad and Anthony Panichi

Gesu School June 3, 2016

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Lauren Moretti ’18

Walsh Jesuit 2016 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award

 

Suzy Schwabl

Gesu School June 2, 2017

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Chloe Gunther

Walsh Jesuit 2017 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is presented to students who exhibit a strong work ethic and academic excellence. The candidate shows commitment to bettering the lives of others by sharing their unique talents and gifts, as well as respect and love for people from all walks of life.

Since she first began at Walsh, Chloe has been involved with the Labre project, sharing food, faith and friendship with the men and women living on the streets of Akron. Inspired by her involvement with Asia Inc., which empowers and advocates for lower income immigrants in Northeastern Ohio, Chloe sponsored a program at Walsh for students to experience what it is like for those who live in a refugee camp.

Marissa Cassar

Loyola University 2017-2018

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Marissa is active in Alpha Phi Omega which allows her to participate in service projects in the greater Chicago area. This past summer she provided one to one therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum. Marissa serves as president of Best Buddies at Loyola and describes her Best Buddy as “an incredible person in my life, who can make me smile in the quickest instant and turn my entire week around”. She is hoping to pursue a PsyD/PhD in Psychology and practice as a Child Psychologist.

Maddy Boyle and Luke Brandon

Gesu School June 4, 2018

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Kathleen Gawelek

Walsh Jesuit 2018 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is presented to students who exhibit a strong work ethic and academic excellence. The candidate shows commitment to bettering the lives of others by sharing their unique talents and gifts, as well as respect and love for people from all walks of life.

Katie’s family and friends describe her as independent, openminded, inclusive, compassionate, generous with her time and committed to the service of others. In her years at Walsh, Katie has been involved in the Labre project as well as participating in an immersion trip to Guatemala.


Cara Fontana

Loyola University of Chicago 2018-2019

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient

Cara will graduate this year from Loyola University. She came to Loyola in search of bettering herself and those around her, and found her involvement in Best Buddies to play a significant role in achieving her goal. She has been accepted to podiatry school and hopes to be a podiatrist for those with developmental disabilities.

 


Christian Bermel

Gesu School 2019  Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Sidney Katona

Walsh Jesuit 2019 Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is presented to students who exhibit a strong work ethic and academic excellence. The candidate shows commitment to bettering the lives of others by sharing their unique talents and gifts, as well as respect and love for people from all walks of life.

Sidney exemplifies these qualities through her involvement in Labre and in her parish, as well as show choir and theater. She established an online chat for incoming freshman and hosted a get together at her home to welcome them to Walsh Jesuit.

Homes of Hope India

Each year the scholarship donates funds to Homes of Hope India, a 501c3 registered charity that works with orphanages and schools in India to rescue, shelter and educate impoverished and orphaned girls, provide education to poor children, boys and girls alike, empowering women and improving the lives of families in rural and urban areas.

Visit: www.homesofhopeindia.org


Jack Golden

Loyola University of Chicago 2020

Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial

Scholarship Award Recipient


Jack is a molecular and cellular neuroscience/Spanish double major and hopes to attend medical school after graduation in the spring of 2021. The close relationship he has with his brother William, and his passion for caring for others, has inspired Jack to dedicate his time to Best Buddies of Loyola. He is the current Chapter President.