Memorial scholarship established in memory of East Greenwich high school athlete

This is a contributed image of Olivia Passaretti.

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — One year after 17-year-old Olivia Passaretti was killed after being hit by an alleged drunk driver, a scholarship was created to honor her memory.

Passaretti was driving home on New Year’s Eve last year when her car was hit and she was pronounced dead.

The Olivia Passaretti Memorial Scholarship Fund will benefit East Greenwich High School students who are pursuing higher education.

The grant is available to all students who demonstrate sportsman-like conduct on and off the field and have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

Olivia’s mother, Janine Passaretti-Molloy said she is proud that her daughter’s memory will live on and inspire others to fulfill their goals and make a difference.

Those interested in learning more about the grant can find applications and donation forms here.

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