(Bradenton, FL—April 14, 2021) The Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship Foundation presented scholarship awards at the Manatee Technical College East Campus to three students in MTC’s Law Enforcement Academy on April 14, 2021—the 8th anniversary of Dan DiCicco’s death.
Dan’s parents, Cheryl and Paul DiCicco, awarded Rosa Bautista $3,000. Foundation supporters from Regions Bank, Theresa Pinnix and Stephen Ponzillo, presented Nicholas McMahon and Hugo Delgado $1,000 each.
The foundation provides scholarships to students pursuing careers in law enforcement. Family and friends established the scholarship fund in Dan DiCicco’s memory.
Dan DiCicco was a cancer survivor. He was a class leader when received his training at the MTC Academy and graduated in 2007. He went on to become a Sheriff’s Deputy in Pinellas County. He died from cardiac arrest in 2013, during his six-year tenure with the department.
“Today we gave out $5,000,” said Cheryl DiCicco. “To date we have awarded $90,000 to 60 students.”
The foundation is a nonprofit organization that runs on donations from the community. For more information or to donate, visit their Facebook page.
About Manatee Technical College Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers over 50 career preparation programs, as well as continuing education and adult general education classes. The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.
PHOTO: Manatee Technical College law enforcement students Nicholas McMahon, Rosa Bautista, and Hugo Delgado were awarded scholarships by the Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Cheryl and Paul DiCicco (green shirts) presented the scholarships, along with supporters Theresa Pinnix and Stephen Ponzillo of Regions Bank.