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Chris had many fine qualities, but if you were to ask those who knew and loved him which qualities they valued, most often you would hear that he was kind, generous and hardworking (view Chris' bio). In memory of those qualities a scholarship fund has been set up in his honor to be awarded to an individual pursuing further education.

Each year, one or more scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors, college students or trade school students to help with educational expenses. The scholarship committee looks for candidates who exemplify some of the qualities Chris possessed. Below are some examples of what we are looking for:
  • Student who has had to overcome academic difficulties in order to be successful in school (not necessarily at the top of his/her class however).
  • Student who has reached outside the school environment to make a difference for others.
  • Student who has demonstrated a strong work ethic both in and out of school.
  • Student who is known for being kind, supportive and helpful to his/her friends, fellow students, and community members.
To apply for an upcoming scholarship
, please complete the following form in its entirety. The scholarship committee would like to promote online applications, but applicant may, if he or she wishes, download the application (PDF) and submit it by mail (The Christopher J. Malvetti Scholarship, P.O. Box 141, Port Jefferson, NY 11777). All applications and transcripts will be shredded after review.

After the committee has reviewed all the applications, the finalists may be invited for an interview, and the winner will be notified. The scholarship will be awarded to the recipient at the Memorial Fund Race to be held in the spring at the Port Jefferson Fire Department.

Scholarship Application Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Scholarship Application Form:
Email Address:  
Phone Number:  
Home Address:  
High School Attended:  
Graduation Date:        
Anticipated or Current College/Trade School:  
List participation in athletics (Grades 11 & 12 only):  
List participation in extracurricular activities (Grades 11 & 12 only:  
List, in importance to you, non-school related service activities that you have participated in during the past two years:  
List work experiences, if applicable:  
List the name of personal reference (not related):  
List the title of your personal reference:  
List the email address of your personal reference:  
List the phone number of your personal reference:  
Please briefly describe EITHER the activity that was most meaningful to you or what you consider to be your greatest achievement.  
Optional: If you have overcome an obstacle (physical, educational, or emotional), please briefly describe it.  
How did you hear about this scholarship?  

Past Scholarship & Award Recipients:

Malaika Iqbal
Nicole Menechella
Peter Steininger

Daniel Dein
John Gahuancela
Peter Rizzo
Ryan Parmegiani

Aaron McClintock
Claire Wing
Joseph Duszak

Christopher Pedersen
Jake Giorlando
Katie McDonald

Juliana Rose
Nathaniel Holmes
William Clifford

$2,000 Donation to the PJFD Training Facility
Marina Duszak
Samantha Acampora

$5,000 Donation to the PJFD Training Facility
Diamond Moss
Diego Sanchez
Ryan King

Brennan Souhrada
Dylan Bogdan

Brian Kearney
James Gerardi III
Joseph Bonomo
Nancy Gallagher

Andrea Sanfilippo
Nicholas Katsaros
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Fund

Amanda Clark
Katheryn Capone
Stan Klasek

Corey De Leon
Shayla Clarke
Stephanie Williams

Edward Kress
Nicholas Gironda

Michael Hartmann
Noelle Shaljian

Christa LiBrizzi
Rich Miller

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