Blue Devil Female Athletes Invited to Apply for Scholarship
February 3, 2023
Huntington High School female athletes are invited to apply for the Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient will be granted a one-time tuition award of $15,000.
Ms. Lieneck lost her life in a boating accident in 2005. She was 11 years old. The accident was the inspiration for Brianna’s Law, a comprehensive boater education statute that now requires all power boaters in New York State to complete an eight hour boating safety course.
The scholarship is sponsored by the Melville based Odierno Law Firm. Applications will be accepted from January 15 to June 15 of each calendar year. The recipient will be selected by the Lieneck family and announced the last week of June.
“Brianna was a vibrant young girl who was a caring, charismatic individual,” states the Odierno Law Firm’s website. “She was also a tremendous athlete. Brianna enjoyed several sports and particularly excelled at softball. She embodied the values of hard work, dedication and teamwork. She was also a diligent student who worked as hard in the classroom as she did on the field.”
The scholarship is available to a female student-athlete currently in her senior year of high school in Suffolk or Nassau County who is planning to attend college. Candidates may apply by submitting an application with an essay no longer than 500 words to email@example.com. The essay must explain how the candidate exhibits Brianna’s traits and characteristics and describe an impediment or disadvantage that the candidate has faced.