Valerie Palermo The VLP Smile Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Valerie Lynn Palermo, a Greece NY native, 1999 Greece Arcadia High School, and 2003 University of Rochester graduate.

Valerie was an exceptional scholar athlete who had an infectious SMILE and passion for working with children. SMILE stands for Students Making an Impact in Life through Education. Valerie was pursuing her lifelong dream as a Teacher and Educator in Bullhead City Arizona and tragically passed away in Jan 2011. Her family and friends could think of no better way to keep her infectious Smile, love and passion for teaching and working with children alive than by establishing this memorial scholarship fund in her name. Through the VLP Smile Scholarship Fund Valerie’s Smile will live on through the lives of not only her former students but other students who share Valerie’s passion for sports, life, education, and the pursuit of their own individual dreams.

This 12th year her family and friends have decided to continue the scholarship fund and host an annual charity golf tournament to raise money for the scholarship fund to give back to the children who may not have the means but deserve the opportunity to pursue their own educational goals. We have established this memorial scholarship fund in Valerie’s name to ensure that her Smile will continue to shine through others for many years to come.

To Apply for the 2023 School Year, please click here to review the Scholarship Requirements
and send that information to:

Philip Palermo - - cell 585-820-5829

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is April 30, 2023.

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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