Celebration of Scholarships
Antonio Pizzigati Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship History

Sam and Karabelle Pizzigati established the Antonio Pizzigati Memorial Scholarship in June 1995 to support student-athletes, in memory of their son, an MIT graduate and Maryland fan. Sam Pizzigati edits Too Much, a newsletter about excess and in equality in the U.S. economy. Karabelle Pizzigati served as a policy and leadership development consultant at the Institute for Educational Leadership in the District. She also worked with public and private agencies on issues and advocacy to improve the health, education and well-being of children and families.

Donor Statement

The Antonio Pizzigati Scholarship Fund was established by Sam and Karabelle Pizzigati, along with donations from family and friends, in honor of their son Tony, who died in a 1995 car accident on his way to work in California's Silicon Valley. A 1992 MIT graduate and an avid Terps fan, Tony was one of the nation's top young computing talents. Throughout his college years, he worked at the world-famous MIT Media Lab and later the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. In the early 1990s, a time when only handfuls of people knew about a new universe called the World Wide Web, Tony was among the earliest Web authors. In 2005, the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation established the Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, an annual competition designed to honor individuals who fashion outstanding applications that help nonprofits become more effective in their ongoing efforts for social change. Struck down at age 24, Tony never had a chance to fulfill his life's dreams. The Antonio Pizzigati Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Maryland aims to help other young people realize theirs.

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