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Porrazzo Rink operator offers 20 college scholarships for local students

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  January 23, 2013 02:15 PM

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Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com

The sign outside the Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink in East Boston.

The operator of East Boston’s Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink has announced the opening of the application period for its annual college scholarship program.

All graduating seniors who participate in ice sports or recreational skating and plan to attend college in the fall are eligible to apply for the 2013 FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship, sponsored by Facility Management Corporation.

A review committee will award scholarships in June to 20 students who have shown academic excellence, leadership ability, and a dedication to extracurricular and community activities, according to a statement released by the corporation.

“The scholarship program is an extension of FMC’s commitment to the communities we serve,” Robert McBride president of FMC Ice Sports, said in the statement.

“Keeping the ice sports participation cost as affordable as possible, offering quality programs that focus on development, and helping in some small way to defray the cost of higher education are just some of the ways toward that goal.”

The scholarship program was developed in 1993 to help students who performed with excellence both off and on the ice. More than $320,000 has been awarded to 360 students active in ice hockey, figure skating, or recreational ice skating.

The application deadline is May 15. Scholarship applications are available at the Porrazzo Skating Rink, 199 Coleridge St. in East Boston, and online at http://www.fmcicesports.com.

For more information or an electronic application, visit the web site or e-mail knicholls@fmcicesports.com.

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