2.4 min readBy Published On: May 4th, 2018Categories: Features2 Comments on Stephanie Uftring Memorial Scholarships

Anyone who knew Stephanie “Lovey” Uftring knew how she could light up up a room with her personality. She was outgoing, kind, and loads of fun.  Back in 2014, Stephanie lost her battle with colon cancer and it was a dark day in South Boston to lose such a bright light.

Stephanie was an amazing person who added so much joy to so many lives. Whether you were a lifelong friend or she just met you, Stephanie always had a smile on her face and a “how are you, lovey?” at the ready. 

She grew up in Boston Housing and was very proud of her upbringing. She attended St. Augustine School, Sacred Heart High School and Johnson and Wales College. Education was extremely important to her and this scholarship will represent that importance by helping to provide some relief to students attending tuition based schools.

Stephanie was a driven individual who worked a full-time job as well as spent her evenings as a waitress. She always had a smile and joke for her customers, people loved coming to see her. She made a friend everywhere she went – the ages spanned from small children to 90 year olds! She had a passion for travel and spent time with friends on many vacations to Ireland, Florida, Alaska, Cape Cod, Maine and the Catskills. She was a proud member and vice president of the Irish American Society.  Becoming a member of the South Boston Yacht Club was something she cherished. Finally, she was very active in the community and volunteered for many fundraisers. Helping people live better lives was something she strived for.  Stephanie is missed everyday by the community of South Boston.

This year there will be two $1000 scholarships for grades K-6:

Grade K-6 – $1000 scholarship to South Boston Catholic Academy

Grade K-6 – $1000 scholarship to St. Peters Academy

Each applicant must draw picture of what they like most about South Boston.  Drawings will be picked up at the school on June 1st. Winners announced on June 10th


  • Current or Former South Boston Resident
  • Enrolled in SBCA or St Peters in Fall of 2018
  • Payment will be made directly to the School

3 $1000 Scholarships Awarded to Grades 7-College level:

Grade 7-9 – $1000

Grade 10-12 – $1000

College Level – $1000

Applicants must write a one-page essay – double-spaced answering the following question:

Other than your parents, who do you admire most in your life and why??


  • Current or Former South Boston Resident
  • Enrolling into a Tuition Based school in Fall of 2018
  • Payment will be made directly to the School
  • DUE DATE IS June 1st – Winners announced June 10th

If you have any questions, please call 617-512-3795 or email: [email protected]

Make sure to include your name, address, email address, phone number, age, and school. 

Please complete your contact information in full and email your answers to:

[email protected]



  1. Joanne Moore April 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I worked with Stephanie and her mother Dorothy for years but more importantly called them both friends. Stephanie first and foremost was all about family, she was always there for her sister and her brothers and was a great auntie. Stephanie was always smiling and I miss her laugh she was a riot, we had many great times together. You always had a good time with Stephanie and always left feeling good. Funny when I think of her I always think of cross buns at Easter ?

  2. mplo April 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Did Stephanie Uftrig work as a waitress at Amrhein’s Restaurant? I’m just curious, because a friend of mine and I went to Amrhein’s one Sunday for brunch, and I think she may have been our waitress. The picture of her does look a little familiar. She was very friendly, cheerful, and bubbly, and greeted us both with a cheerful “Hi Lovey, how are you?” greeting, which was very reassuring.

    Sorry to hear that she lost her battle with colon cancer, especially at such a young age. My personal condolences and sympathy to all her friends and loved ones. RIP, Stephanie.

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