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Francesco Barone Scholarship

Scholarship History

Patrizia Barone '78 and her family established the Francesco Barone Scholarship in his memory in 2003 to provide an annual scholarship/fellowship for an undergraduate or graduate chemistry student with academic promise and demonstrated financial need. Unable to finish high school due to World War II, Francesco Barone worked on a variety of odd jobs as a teenager to support his family of four and then went to the United States in search of a better life for his family. A very giving man, he believed that "education is the key to success -- something that no one can take away from you." He was most proud when his three children received college degrees from the University of Maryland.

Donor Statement

A native of Italy, Patrizia Barone grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay and then settled in the United States. She received her B.S. with honors in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1978 and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Georgetown University in 1983. In 2003, she established the Francesco Barone Scholarship in memory of her father to support students in need to further their education. Patrizia and her family believe that a college education opens the doors to the many choices life has to offer and that is why they are very strong supporters of the University of Maryland education system.

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