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Nicholas Monserrate Scholarship Fund

It’s that time of the year where we ask for everyone’s generous donations so that we can continue to provide the Nicholas Monserrate Memorial Scholarship for the 5th year; we feel so strongly that this is a great way to keep Nick’s memory alive.

Anibal, Alexis and I want to continue to honor Nick’s legacy by providing a student with a scholarship to help alleviate some of their college expense.

Here are some testimonials from former recipients:

Vincent Valli: Being the first recipient of the Nicholas Monserrate Scholarship Fund was a great honor. It helped me with expenses when I first went to college. It's been a privilege to be a part of the legacy that Mr. and Mrs. Monserrate has created to remember their late son.

Anthony Aguilar Chihuan: I would say that being a recipient of this award has really helped me focus on my school work. I did not have to worry about how I was going to afford my textbooks for all my classes. It also allowed me to continue to get my degree at Penn State University. I am very happy that I am still able to attend this amazing school with the help of this award. 

Who was Nicholas Iveani Monserrate?  

Our son was kind, he was a great listener ... the pride and joy of his mother and father …and his sister’s best friend.  He was a total gentleman, animal lover ... he strongly believed in all human equality.  He loved family gatherings.  Nick had a special bond with his sister, Alexis.  She especially misses making him laugh.  He spoke very proudly of his Dad.  He adored his Grandmas. Built special relationship with his aunties, uncles, cousins and always gave all his friends his undivided attention when they needed an ear to listen to them.

We are all grateful and blessed to have had his physical presence for 23 years and still embrace his spiritual presence and memories for the rest of our lives.

Comments from Alexis (Nicholas’ sister): Nick loved talking to mom about everything. I would walk by his room and hear him chatting mom’s ears off about something he was passionate about because he always wanted to share it with her. He was also very protective of her and a lot more patient with her than me.

Mom was also the only one in the house that could play with his hair; Sometimes, while she was playing with his hair, I would sneak behind her and reach over to play with it so he'd think it's her!

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