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$10,000 In Scholarships To High School Seniors From Across Long Island

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) recently awarded Ten $1000 scholarships to ten graduating students from across Long Island. Also, for the second year in a row a Pat DeRosa Memorial Scholarship was awarded in memory of LIMEHOF inductee Pat DeRosa.

Cooper Arbisi (Massapequa, NY, Massapequa High School)
Stephen Buff (Center Moriches, NY, Center Moriches High School, Flute)
Cody Chelune (Levittown, NY, Island Trees High School, Vocal, Tenor)
Jocelyn Chiu (Albertson, NY, Herricks High School, Instrument: Harp)
Giuliana Gallone (Kings Park, NY, Kings Park High School, Vocal/Bass Clarinet, Guitar & Piano)
Dara Gordon (Dix Hills, NY, Commack High School Vocal/Musical Theater)
Emily Helbock (Sayville, NY, Sayville High School, Instrument: French Horn/Piano)
Ryan Loughlin (Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale High School, Vocal, Bass/Baritone, Cello/Piano)
Aidan Passaro (Mt. Sinai, NY, Mt. Sinai High School, Vocal, Tenor/Piano)
Julian Zuzzolo (Sea Cliff, NY, North Shore High School, Percussion)

Pat DeRosa Scholarship Winner
Peter Hoss (Greenlawn, NY, Harborfields High School, Tenor Saxophone)
“We are thrilled to award these scholarships to such talented and dedicated young musicians,” said Tom Needham, LIMEHOF’s Educational Programs Director. “Supporting the next generation of music students as they embark on their college journeys is at the heart of our mission. These scholarships not only recognize their hard work and passion but also reinforce our commitment to nurturing musical talent and education within our community. We can’t wait to see what these young people will accomplish in their musical careers.”

This is the first year that LIMEHOF has expanded its scholarships to include not only music but also the performing arts. This also marks the largest number of scholarships awarded in a single year since the program began.

LIMEHOF has awarded tens of thousands of scholarships to Long Island high school students since its inception. The students submit applications that are judged by LIMHOF’s education committee, chaired by board member Tom Needham. This year had a record number of applications received. Students from schools in Queens and Brooklyn are eligible to apply in addition to those from Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

For more information about LIMEHOF’s scholarships and educational programs visit

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