The Martin. G. Alberico Scholarship Foundation seeks to improve the path to education for deserving college students, through the administration of educational grants to students of talent, and merit, in need.

Foundation Information

Martin G. Alberico was a vibrant individual, deeply committed to his family and friends.  On June 2, 2003, he tragically ended his own life.  In the wake of Martin’s suicide, his family and friends struggled to come to terms with how he ended his life, and tried to find a way to celebrate how he lived his life.  In 2004, we attempted to establish a foundation in his name, but our pain still raw, we grappled with the task.

In 2005, our sister Michele Burke came across the “Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk”, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  The walk was a 20-mile overnight journey to bring awareness of the tragedy that is suicide, and also to help remove the stigma of suicide.  As a family, we found a suitable and positive outlet for our grief.  We assembled a team of 8 family members, and walked as “The Ravioli Strategists”.   (Ask us what that means, if you don’t know the story).  In a brief 4 weeks, through an outpouring of support from family, friends and associates, we raised over $13,000 for the AFSP.  Over the next few years, members of our team walked again, continuing to raise funds for the AFSP.  Our family contributions, to date, have totaled over $20,000 to this organization.


During this period, Michael Alberico carried the torch of establishing a foundation in Martin’s honor.  In 2007, the Martin G. Alberico Scholarship Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3), non-for-profit organization, to provide scholarships for high school seniors and in 2009 the foundation begun granting scholarships to college bound high school seniors. 



2015 Scholarship Application

Welcome to the Martin G. Alberico Scholarship Foundation

Congratulate our 2014

Scholarship Winners!

Akeyla Gamble

Thornton Fractional North High School

Ryan Evans

Homewood Flossmoor High School

Christian Lopez

Goshen High School

Elena Sroge

Munster High School