Valerie Lynn Palermo SMILE Scholarship Application for 2021 Graduating Seniors

Information needed on cover page:
Applicant Name:
Home Address:
School You Plan to Attend:
Enrollment Date:
Planned Major:
Email address:

Please answer the following in an essay consisting of 2 pages or less.
Spelling and grammar are as important as content and completeness. Please proofread your work.

COVID-19 has presented a challenge unlike any other in our collective lifetimes. None of us would have imagined a year later that we would still be in the midst of this pandemic, but here we are. Tell us what the light at the end of the tunnel looks like for you?

Include this cover page, and at least two letters of recommendation with your essay.
(Please try to provide one recommendation letter from within the school community, and one from outside.)

Your completed application should be submitted to 35 Sanfilippo Circle, Rochester, NY 14625 or emailed as a single .pdf when possible to by June 30, 2021.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To download a PDF copy of this form, please click here.

We’re looking forward to reading your submissions!
Philip Palermo

Send applications to:
VLP SMILE Scholarship
Palermo Family
35 Sanfilippo Circle
Rochester, NY 14625


Philip Palermo - - cell: 585-820-5829

Valerie Lynn Palermo
January 29, 1981 - January 27, 2011

Students Making an Impact in Life through Education (SMILE)
Valerie Lynn Palermo was passionate about teaching and making a lasting impact on her students.
The VLP SMILE Scholarship Fund was created to help students with that same passion to follow their dreams…

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