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Cranston League for Cranston’s Future (CLCF) would like to honor current or former CLCF participants that have risen above the pack in civic responsibility, personal integrity, and community leadership. The Leo J. Castiglioni, Jr. Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the founder of CLCF. It has been established to assist graduating seniors as they make their way into the world beyond high school. These select graduates may use the funds to help defray the costs of post-high school education or the expense of purchasing tools for the trade of their choice in the world of work.

Leo J. Castiglioni, Jr. is one of the most honored citizens in Cranston’s history. Leo founded CLCF as a youth sports organization in 1953. He remained an active volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for the next fifty years until his death on July 11, 2002. Tens of thousands of children from Cranston have benefited from his dedication and service to the community.

Cranston residents who are graduating seniors at any public or private high school and who in the past have participated in any CLCF sport or activity may apply for this scholarship (see Award Criteria). There are no academic criteria, and future college attendance is not a requirement. The scholarship may be used to purchase tools of your chosen trade or for tuition to post-graduate schools.

2023 Castiglioni


Stella Loezos, Cranston East
Norah Flinn, Cranston East
Marcus Chung, Cranston West
Aidan Royal, Cranston West
Jovina Yu, Cranston West
Blake Santos,  LaSalle

The $500 scholarships are awarded by CLCF to graduating high school seniors from Cranston who participated in both CLCF and high school sports programs, displayed leadership abilities and volunteered in support of community organizations. The awards are dedicated to Leo Castiglioni who founded CLCF in 1953 and was the organization’s first president.

The on-line Castiglioni Scholarship application for the high school class of 2024 will be available on January 1, 2024 at with a deadline of March 31, 2024.



  1. The student must have participated in not less than four (4) calendar years of involvement in any Cranston League for Cranston’s Future (CLCF) sport/activity or any combination of eight (8) or more sports/activities for at least one (1) entire season.
  2. The student must be a Cranston resident who is a graduating high school senior and is successfully working to their capacity within an academic program of studies. Post-Graduate studies (college) is NOT a requirement.
  3. Community Service: the student has participated in a volunteer program to help improve the community’s quality.
    • Special consideration will be given to participation in a youth sports program (especially CLCF) as a coach, assistant coach, manager, official/referee, etc.
    • The community service may be non-school connected. The student may not have been financially compensated for the community service.
  4. Priority for the selection of recipients will be as follows:
    • One award each to a student from Cranston HS East, Cranston HS West, and the NEL/CPS Charter School from among qualifying applicants.
    • One award to a Cranston resident graduating from a non-Cranston high school.
    • According to the Committee’s evaluation, any remaining awards will be to the student(s) from any high school scoring the highest.