New scholarship opportunity at Sentieri…


Celeste Martin was a dear friend of mine who passed away on August, 11, 2019. When Celeste and Jim bought the apartment across from me a few years ago, my main concern was that I had now to share my back porch with who knows what kind of people! I had been so spoiled to have the porch all to myself for some time.

Little did I know! Celeste and Jim became a new beautiful “addition” to my life! Celeste and I especially became close friends in such a short time — it must have been “the Italian connection”! (Her mom was from the Marche region.)

I never met a more gentle and generous person in my life! Celeste always had a smile on her face, no matter what was happening. I will always treasure our moments together and carry her in my heart. In her honor, Sentieri has created the Celeste Martin Scholarship to be awarded to an Italian-American female student. To apply for this scholarship, please submit a brief essay of 100 words or less (in Italian or English) about growing up in an Italian-American family. Please email to

All applications must be submitted for review by December 31, 2019. The recipient of the scholarship must use it towards a course in 2020.

Thank you for helping us honor a great woman.



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