Scholarship Fund

Remembering rocco

A scholarship has been set up to honor and remember Rocco’s legacy, while giving back to the community which he was so proud to be a part of.
The scholarship is awarded to two recipients, one student athlete from Wayne Valley High School and one from Wayne Hills High School.

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Rocco Sivolella was like many young men his age, full of life and a great passion for sports. That passion, and that drive was on full display when Rocco stepped on a Diamond Field or rushing out of the locker rooms under helm, running shoulder pad to shoulder pad with his beloved teammates.

Rocco attended Wayne Valley High School in Wayne, New Jersey when he began his fight against AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The news galvanized the entire community behind his greatest challenge.

Rocco’s family, teammates and school provided tremendous support. The character & sportsmanship he exuded on and off the field touched all those around him. When Wayne Hills High School heard of the news they rallied in support with Wayne Valley HS and the rest of the community. The community and both schools showed immense love & support throughout Rocco’s fight.



Rocco’s story

If you wish to learn more about Rocco’s story please visit his about page or hit the link below.

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In honor of Rocco a Scholarship was established to award two students. One from Wayne Valley and one from Wayne Hills High schools.



This scholarship was funded by the efforts of Wayne, NJ and its surrounding communities.

“When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind”

Student Athletes

Scholarship fund participation

This scholarship is open to any student athlete attending either Wayne Valley or Wayne Hills High schools. We encourage every student that qualifies to participate. To learn if you qualify and how to apply please hit the button below.

Where you can donate

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.


Support Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital In Memory of Rocco

This fundraiser is near and dear to our hearts as this is where Rocco received treatment.

 This was our home away from home and we are forever grateful for the staff who’s become family, the hard work & dedication, the laughs and the memories, and for helping us through some of the toughest days of our lives. 

Any size donation would mean a lot to us and even more so to the families who continue to depend on NYU Langone’s amazing faculty and staff. 

NYU Langone.

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