Nino Sustache Scholarship


Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Nino Sustache Scholarships are awarded to deserving high school graduates for living a life of nonviolence and being positive role models through their Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club. Two graduating high school students (one living within 100 miles of Kenosha, WI) will receive $1,500 to further their education.  Both awards will be presented at the Nino Sustache Memorial Golf Outing on August 11, 2019 at Bristol Oaks Country Club.

Remembering Nino: James B. Sustache “Nino” was 17 years old when he lost his life on January 11, 2005. He was given the nickname Nino by his older brother; it means little one or junior in Italian. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, he was a junior at Tremper High School. He worked at Pick ‘N Save grocery store, Salute’s Restaurant in Racine and at the Kenosha Country Club. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and was still serving mass as a junior in high school. He was an avid football fan and had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. One of the things that they learned in Tae Kwon is not to confront violence, to avoid confrontations and to walk away. Nino loved to talk — if you told him that you saw a falling star last night he would engage in conversation with you about the falling star. He was well loved by his community.  Nino went to a New Years Eve party (2004). He lost his life that night, a victim of a violent assault. Nino was in a coma and never came out of it and he died 11 days later. Nino’s assailant was sentenced to 30 days in juvenile detention.

Nino Sustache Memorial Golf Outing: Nino’s father, Jim Sustache hosts an annual Memorial Golf Outing in Nino’s honor to raise scholarship funds. He wants to reward students early in life for doing the right thing, hoping that someday we can live in a peaceful world.