Angie and Uncle Angelo,
I am writing to you for your consideration for the Angela
Coniglio Cousins Scholarship. I am the second – and middle –
son of Maria (Sowa) Valint, who was Angela’s first cousin.
Like my older brother, I was too young to ever get to know
Angela for myself, but from what I hear, I think we would
have enjoyed each other’s company. My mother has many fond
memories of her childhood growing up with Angela, much the
way I do with my cousins. I often hear stories from her
about Angela, and every story has something in common with
the others: Angela’s propensity to make everyone smile.
find that Angela and I would have many things in common. I
am a soccer player and an overall fit person. From what I
hear, Angela was an incredible athlete, good enough to hold
her own on the guys’ teams! I can only imagine how much fun
it must’ve been to play with her.
Another thing I have in common with Angela is that we both
have played the violin. I have played my violin in 5
different countries for countless different people. I have
also taught many young children in the Buffalo Suzuki
Strings program the beginning steps of learning how to play
the violin. As a teacher, herself, I can only think that
Angela would approve.
mom has told me Angela was a great Biology teacher. Seeing
as that I am attending the University at Buffalo in the fall
majoring in Chemical Engineering with a Biology track, I
think we could have had quite a few interesting intellectual
discussions. This shared love of science will help me to
discover and achieve the goals I set for myself in the
future. I think that Angela would require only one thing out
of my education, that I follow my heart and choose a career
that I will love and enjoy.
the process of writing this letter, I am glad to say that I
learned a lot about a really special person! In memory of my
cousin Angela, I would be very much honored to receive the
Cousins Scholarship. This gift from her is a way to keep
Angela’s memory alive.