Gina Maria Morgese has been awarded the UNICO National Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship.

Ms. Morgese recently received her bachelor of social work degree from Marywood University.

She plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Social Work at Marywood in the Fall.

She is the daughter of Ronald Morgese and Carla Cerra-Morgese. Glenn Pettinato, chair of the Carbondale Chapter of UNICO scholarship committee, who sponsored Ms. Morgese's submission, said "We are thrilled that Gina, one of our own from Carbondale, is the recipient of this scholarship.

The award is very competitive with submissions from UNICO chapters across the country.

"Yvonne Gatto, president of the Carbondale chapter added, "This truly is an honor for Gina and the Carbondale Chapter. We are very pleased!"