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Affronti Community Service Scholarship


Former Temple Terrace Mayor Joe Affronti and his wife Elizabeth have committed their careers and hearts to serving our community, and they want to honor a deserving Strawberry Crest High School or King High School senior whose heart is also dedicated to community service with a $1000 scholarship.   


Mr. Affronti is the former Mayor of Temple Terrace and grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren who graduated from King High School and Strawberry Crest High School. He is a business owner, and he and his lovely wife who was a nurse for 25 years, remain involved with philanthropic endeavors that make our community a better place. 


Kira McClard

Strawberry Crest High School

2023 recipient 

Kira McClard graduated from Strawberry Crest High School with both her high school diploma and her International Baccalaureate diploma in 2023.  She attained a 6.80 district GPA in high school.  Kira volunteers as an American Sign Language interpreter and is an active volunteer with the Temple Terrace Juniorettes.  She will be attending The Florida State University and plans to major in Behavioral Neuroscience.  Her plan is to continue her work with the local hearing impaired community.  Kira has completed 159 community service hours.



Nitya Anne

2022 past winner

2022 scholarship recipient Nitya Anne has been a devoted volunteer for Thorne Ministries, a local organization that feeds the homeless, throughout high school.  She was instrumental in bringing the service needs of Thorne Ministries to her school's chapter of the National Honor Society and was able to encourage her peers to become active volunteers as well.  Nitya says that since she has aspirations of becoming a doctor, she is grateful for Thorne Ministries, as working with the organization developed her ability to understand and bond with people; a skill that will be very useful when interacting with patients! Nitya is attending her dream school of The University of Miami where she is working toward her goal of becoming an influential neurologist.

"Mr. and Mrs. Affronti continue to promote community service within the Tampa Bay Area. The Affronti Community Service Scholarship is another example of their commitment. I believe that service is the backbone of a strong community. Through the generosity of the Affrontis, I was able to consider and attend the university of my choice. I can pursue higher education and serve a new community without worrying about the financial burden of college."

-Marlon Edwards, 2021 Affronti Community Service Scholarship Recipient


Scholarship Eligibility Criteria


  1. High school senior

  2. Attending Strawberry Crest High School or King High School

  3. Good academic and behavior standing

  4. Minimum 75 verified community service hours

Award Amount


The amount of $1,000 will be awarded to the recipient of the scholarship on or before May 1, 2024.

Application Process


  1. Review eligibility criteria

  2. Complete online application

  3. Submit required 250-300 word essay

  4. Upload one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school support staff or administrator  (**Alternatively, your reference can email his/her letter directly to Please make sure your name is clearly shown in the email message)

  5. Upload a current high school transcript or summary worksheet (**"Alternatively [for community service hours] upload a letter from your guidance counselor verifying your community service hours)

Application Deadline


Completed application and all supporting documents must be received no later than midnight on March 29, 2024



Children of members of the Peirano Family Foundation Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.  Children of donors to the Peirano Family Foundation are welcome to apply, but will receive no preferential rating.  Scholarship applications will be subject to a blind review process by a panel of outside judges.



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