We are proud to announce Claudia Fendian is the first ever recipient of the MDL Educational Scholarship.

The decision was not an easy one. There were many highly qualified candidates who applied.  Ultimately, Claudia Fendian was chosen for her outstanding academic performance and her clear desire to pursue the law.

Ms. Fendian currently attends a Bergen County public high school, Park Ridge High School. She is valedictorian, number one in her class, has overcome many obstacles and is mature beyond her years.  She has a strong interest in business and corporate law.

Park Ridge High School has been recognized as one of the Top 15 public high schools in NJ and #3 in all of Bergen County. Park Ridge High School’s commitment to excellence in education can only have nurtured and guided Claudia Fendian in her academic achievements.

The MDL Educational Scholarship Fund was established by the attorneys at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi in their desire to support the development of the future legal minds of New Jersey.  It is our hope that this $500 scholarship will help defray the many costs associated with college, the first step on the worthwhile journey towards a law degree.

The scholarship candidates were judged on their grades, test scores, activities in and out of school and an essay about the influences that have influenced their interest in pursuing  a legal career. To read Claudia Fendian’s essay click here.