The Glo Scholarship program was created to help a person(s) who are less fortunate and cannot afford college and a chance to pursue their dreams of a higher education.

The Glo scholarship was created and named after my mother Gloria Grace Vitale, a strong, kind, wonderful woman who did not have a mean bone in her body. She was always looking for the best out of every situation and every person, while always lending a helping hand to someone in need. At the young age of 15 she was abandoned by her parents and sent to live with her grandmother. There she excelled and graduated from high school, however she never attended college. She was married at the age of 19 and raised seven kids while battling severe rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease. My mother was the mom that helped everyone and never once thought about herself. Her famous words of wisdom were "do your best, treat other the way you want to be treated, and good things will happen, so just be nice".

As a child while walking my mother to the bus stop she fell down on hard snowy ice and hurt her already bad knees. She struggled to just to get up and push forward to get to work. I asked her why she was still going to work, only to be told by her "because she had to."

Gloria Grace Vitale passed in 2007 after years of physical and mental abuse and a long battle with Alzheimer's. However she did not leave without teaching me many valuable lessons in life. The one that made a huge impact was: "Always be nice to people NO matter how mean they are to you." She said, "That would be the hardest thing I would ever do."

Always in my Heart

-Christian

 

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