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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. 


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Ellen Hu

King High School

2024 recipient 

Ellen Hu is a violinist and swimmer who is graduating from the King High School IB program. She enjoys teaching and mentoring others in all disciplines, from music to science. With regard to serving her community, Ellen actively promotes the music and math programs at King High School through open house outreach events; her favorite opportunity was performing at the NHS Induction Ceremony. After graduation, Ellen will pursue a dual-degree program between Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Ultimately, she hopes to engage in research that will change people's lives.


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Kira McClard

2023 past winner

2023 recipient, Kira McClard is a Behavioral Neuroscience major at Florida State University. She is part of the Student Alumni Association and the Neuroscience Undergraduate Student Association. She was also selected to be a member of the FSU Flying High Circus. Kira has continued her community service activities, volunteering her time with the Student Alumni Association and with the children’s ministry at her local church. She plans to get both her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and her master’s in Public Health through the “More in Four” program at FSU. In the future, she plans to work with individuals with mental disabilities.

"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 the online application.

  3. Submit the 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 Follow the directions at the top of the application for submitting materials via email.

  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).

  6. Upload a professional or academic resume. Make sure that your resume includes your community service experiences (location, description, dates of service). 

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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