Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award
The Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award was established in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of a male and female student-athlete who helped their respective teams achieve success in ways that may not always be measured by statistics. The award seeks to acknowledge those student-athletes who have not been adequately recognized during their careers. The award is named after the former Pride lacrosse player, who waged a courageous 14-month fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, before passing away in November 2006 at age 21.
“Nick was an outstanding representative of Hofstra University and he embodied everything good about college athletics,” Hofstra Director of Athletics Jack Hayes said. “Nick was hard-working, honest, enthusiastic and courageous. He was a student-athlete who totally embraced the philosophy of team. We look forward to annually recognizing student-athletes that share the qualities that Nick so proudly displayed.”
The Nick Colleluori Memorial Scholarship
The Nick Colleluori Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship provides funds for members of the Hofstra men’s lacrosse program to attend summer school. The memorial scholarship, established in 2007, serves as a very important part of the Hofstra Lacrosse program. Scholarship recipients enroll in courses during the summer months while simultaneously continuing an off-season strength and conditioning program. Nick’s scholarship helps student-athletes advance towards degree completion and is yet another way that Hofstra Lacrosse proudly keeps Nick’s memory alive.
Ridley High School
The Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship
Annually, the Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship is presented to a Ridley High School athlete who demonstrates exemplary leadership, a relentless drive for success, possesses true heart and character while defying the odds on and off the playing field. Candidates for this scholarship must have an endorsement from their coach and must submit a personal essay to the Colleluori family stating how Nick Colleluori has influenced their life decisions. Candidates must site specific examples of how they have demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship and service within their community. This scholarship has been made possible through the support of the Colleluori family and friends of Nick and is not financially associated with the HEADstrong Foundation.
The HEADstrong Foundation Memorial Scholarship
The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to furthering the education of devoted students pursing a career in the medical arena. We hope that students will find strength and hope in the life and legacy of Nicholas E. Colleluori and be inspired to make a difference in the world by researching and choosing to battle blood cancer HEAD on. Annually, the HEADstrong Foundation awards scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to 6 selected recipients who are pursuing an undergraduate medical degree. Recipients of this scholarship must be endorsed by a teacher, must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate outstanding citizenship.