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Nicholas Paggi Memorial Scholarship

$22,650 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 185 people in 25 months
The goal of this fund is to support a scholarship as a memorial to Nicholas Paggi. 

Nicholas  Paggi, 24, currently of Cambridge, MA, born and raised on the Jersey Shore, passed away suddenly on April 26, 2017. Nicholas was born in Long Branch, NJ and grew up in Bayville, NJ. Nicholas was a graduate of Saint Joseph’s Elementary School, the 2011 Valedictorian of Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, NJ and received dual Bachelor degrees in Theoretical Physics and Computer Science in 2015 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a software engineer at Ab Initio in Lexington, Massachusetts for the past two years.

An article about Nick from MIT's school newspaper, "The Tech."  

https://thetech.com/2017/04/27/nicholas-paggi

Nick was first and foremost a scholar. He had an amazing aptitude for science and math and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He was a brilliant software programmer and problem solver. His code has been described as having grace and style. He rarely was seen without his trusty and colorful backpack that carried his Mac Book to capture spontaneous coding ideas and some light reading on topics such as string theory or Java classes.

This scholarship will be given to a graduating high school senior at the high school Nicholas attended, who plans on pursuing a degree in physics or computer science. The scholarship will be determined by family members of Nicholas Paggi through an essay process.
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On May 31, 2018 the Nicholas Paggi Memorial Scholarship awarded two scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to students who will be majoring in a STEM major and has shown dedication and determination in pursuing academic excellence.

Thank you for all who donated and made this possible.

Dan Gong and Eric Knudsen are the recipients of this years scholarship. Both are outstanding students and just like Nick, they are in love with Computer Science. They both received a MacBook and a $2000 scholarship.
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On June 1, 2017 Nicholas Paggi Memorial Scholarship awarded two scholarships the first of many years to come . Thank you for all who donated and made this possible.

Because Nick was rarely seen without his Mac Book to capture spontaneous coding ideas and some light reading on topics such as string theory, it is appropriate that we give the first of two scholarships in Nicholas’ name a MacBook pro laptop. It was awarded to Erin McGarry a Donovan varsity sailor and a St Joseph’s altar server, both activities Nicholas also participated in. She is in the top of the class of 2017, and will be majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Villanova University.

The second scholarship is for $3000 and was awarded to a Matthew Dalton whose grades in Physics and Calculus were impressive and who recently discovered a love of computer science and ended with the highest grade in the class. He shows many of the traits of Nicholas, being kind and genuine. He will be attending UCLA for engineering.
Erin McGarry and Matt Dalton
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