Current/Returning Students Scholarships and Criteria

A current/returning student is one who is currently enrolled at FLCC, has completed at least one semester at the College, and will be enrolled at FLCC for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline for the online scholarship application for current/returning students was April 22.

Rev. 5/6/16

General Interest Scholarships

AMVETS Post 332 Farmington, NY Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Preference is given to a student who is a veteran who has served honorably
  • Preference next shall be given to a serving member of the National Guard or Federal Reserve Force
  • Preference next shall be given to family members of veterans including spouses, children, or grandchildren

The Awesome A's Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Enrolled in the human services program either full or part-time
  • Interest in a career in disability services
  • Entering second year or have 30 or more credits
  • Preference will be given to students who volunteer for an organization in the human services or disability services fields (for example, volunteer service at a special needs camp/sports group or with special needs child care)
  • OR: Student must be a caregiver for a person with disabilities and may be enrolled either full or part-time
  • In either case, the student must be funding their education from private sources or demonstrate financial need and have completed 30 credit hours

Dr. Ina Sue Brown Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: Tuition for one three-credit hour course
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Current part-time student
  • Completion of at least nine credit hours at time of application
  • Discuss challenges faced as a part-time adult student in essay
  • Demonstrate financial need

Donald and Jean Burgan Community Service Award

  • Amounts vary
  • Minimum GPA: 2.7
  • Completion of at least one semester at time of application
  • Provide evidence of volunteer community involvement such as church, scouting, fundraising, or college organizations

Dr. Rebecca Burgess Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Female student
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Submit an essay on one of these two topics: 1. Describe a woman (living or deceased) who has been a positive influence in your life and share her impact on you. 2. Describe your participation in a social cause, a campus organization, or a community group that was rewarding for you and/or helped others. Be specific about the personal impact and/or the value to others from your efforts.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • One reference letter is required

Collins "Connie" and Verna Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000 (4)
  • Entering or returning, full or part time student
  • Minimum B average
  • Resident of Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, or Yates County
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • For one of the scholarships, preference given to a student who intends to pursue a career in health care, education, or social sciences

John and Peggy Champaigne Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Must have completed at least one semester at FLCC
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Appropriate documentation must be on file with the Coordinator of Services for Students with a learning disability and/or the Coordinator of Services for Students with a Physical Disability

CCFL Storefront Pioneers Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Involved in College activities or community service (exclusive of practicum requirements)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Essay must address student's involvement in community/college activities and articulate goals for the future

Ed & Gerry Cuony Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 (2)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Preference to residents of Geneva, NY
  • Preference to graduates of Geneva or DeSales High School
  • Preference to students who have completed a minimum of 9 credits of coursework at the FLCC Geneva Center -or- 6 credits of Honors Studies coursework
  • Statement must describe activities and circumstances that demonstrates any or all of the following personal qualities: citizenship, patriotism, teamwork, commitment
  • For more information about this scholarship, including the biographies of Ed & Gerry Cuony,click here.

FLCC Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 part- or full-time student (3)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.4
  • Involved in one or more of the following: student activities, athletics, or community service (exclusive of practicum requirements)

FLCC Geneva Campus Center Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Part- or full-time student who has completed at least 12 credits at the Geneva Center
  • Any major

FLCC Honors Studies Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Current part- or full-time student
  • Completion of at least 6 credits of Honors Studies coursework
  • Essay (300-400 words) must explore an exciting idea or recent experience that has spurred your imagination or challenged your intellect.

FLCC Mathematics Department Award in Memory of Sherman Hunt

  • Amount: $500
  • Student in good academic standing who is taking mathematics classes at FLCC

Diane Fitzmaurice Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Current part- or full-time student pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts and Science
  • Non-traditional age student
  • Wayne County resident
  • Demonstrate financial need

Found Word Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Current part- or full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Garlock Sealing Technologies Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Full-time incoming student matriculated in any degree program who did not receive the scholarship as an incoming student
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have a parent, guardian, or grandparent who is an employee at/retiree from Garlock
  • Demonstrate financial need

Ann Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Student in any degree program who has been enrolled in developmental reading and writing classes
  • Essay addresses how reading and writing courses assisted student with other coursework at FLCC

Kiwanis Club/Canandaigua Classic Scholarship in Memory of Denett Pimkowski

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Interested in pursuing a career in an educational field
  • Preference is given to a Finger Lakes Division Kiwanis member or a family member of a Finger Lakes Division Kiwanis member
  • Demonstrate excellent potential for success
  • Demonstrate financial need

Brian M. Kolb Leadership Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Student in any degree program attending part- or full-time
  • Student must have accepted a leadership role on campus during the current academic year and must remain involved during the year he/she receives the scholarship

Charlotte B. Munson Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Demonstrate interest in public service and/or the political process

Sharon Nedrow Adult Basic Education Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Student earned a GED/TASC at FLCC
  • Student is continuing coursework at FLCC with a goal to earn an associate degree

The POW/MIA Award

  • Amount: $400
  • Preference is given to those having been a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action or to their family members, including spouses, children or grandchildren
  • Preference shall next be given to a disabled veteran or their family members including spouses, children or grandchildren.
  • Preference shall next be given to veterans or their family members including spouses, children or grandchildren
  • Students should be funding their education from private sources and demonstrate financial need
  • If no applicant meets the above criteria, the scholarship is available for a student who meets the financial need criteria

S & S Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount varies
  • Major: hotel and resort management, culinary arts, conservation or horticulture
  • Canandaigua Academy high school graduate
  • Preference given to a veteran and to a student demonstrating financial need

SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

  • Amounts vary based on state funding allocation
  • Student enrolled in degree program
  • US citizen; New York State resident
  • GPA reflects high academic achievement
  • Statement must demonstrate how student has overcome a disadvantage or impediment to pursuit of a higher education

Dr. Thomas Topping Adult Returning Student Scholarship

  • Non-traditional age student
  • Demonstrate financial need

Laura McNamara Tyler '96 Memorial Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Female student from Ontario County who, as a woodsmen's team member, exhibits determination and team spirit

Business Scholarships

Canandaigua Rotary/Martin Schneider Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: business degree

Mark J. Prockton Memorial Accounting Award

  • Amount: $600
  • Minimum GPA: 3.25
  • Full-time accounting student

Carol Scharett Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: business degree
  • Adult student who demonstrates courage by having left a productive career

Communications Scholarship

Brooke Makowiec Memorial Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Female communications or new media major

Conservation/Horticulture Scholarships

Broccolo Tree and Lawncare Horticulture Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: horticulture
  • Part- or full-time FLCC student who demonstrates academic achievement and experience or interest in the field
  • Must be available for 10 week paid internship during the summer

Robert L. (Rodge) Case Award

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: natural resources conservation or horticulture

Robert L. (Rodge) Case Conservation Book Award

  • Amount: $200
  • Part- or full-time natural resources conservation or horticulture major

FLCC Conservation Faculty Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Major: natural resources conservation

FLCC Horticulture Faculty Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Major: horticulture

Francis Finnick Memorial Conservation Award

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: natural resources conservation
  • Demonstrate financial need

Fraley Family Award

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: conservation/horticulture
  • Preference given to student in natural resource conservation: law enforcement
  • Demonstrate academic success and financial need

S & S Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: hotel and resort management, conservation, or horticulture
  • Canandaigua Academy high school graduate
  • Preference given to a veteran and to a student demonstrating financial need

Alice C. Southgate Home Bureau Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Minimum GPA: 2.85
  • Major: Human services, nursing, horticulture
  • Minimum 7 credit hours
  • Permanent residence must be a county with an active Home Bureau chapter
  • Demonstrate financial need

Criminal Justice Scholarship

Becker/Strong Memorial Scholarship (Sponsored by Ontario County Deputy Sheriff's Benevolent Association)

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: criminal justice
  • Ontario County resident

Anthony L. Cecere Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: criminal justice

Agnes B. Valenti Criminal Justice Book Fund

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: criminal justice

Hotel and Resort Management Scholarship

S & S Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: hotel and resort management, culinary arts, conservation or horticulture
  • Canandaigua Academy high school graduate
  • Preference given to a veteran and to a student demonstrating financial need

Human Services Scholarship

Alice C. Southgate Home Bureau Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Minimum GPA: 2.85
  • Major: Human services, nursing, horticulture
  • Minimum 7 credit hours
  • Permanent residence must be a county with an active Home Bureau chapter
  • Demonstrate financial need

Mathematics and Computer Sciences Scholarship

Brenda S. (Brockman) Beck Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Major: related to mathematics or computing sciences
  • Full-time female student
  • Preference to a single parent beginning or returning to her education

Nursing Scholarships

Mary Capozzi Integrated Health Care Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Part- or full-time student
  • Preference will be given to a student who is either:
    1. A graduate of the Massage Therapy program at FLCC who is entering the Nursing program at FLCC or
    2. A graduate of the Nursing program at FLCC who is entering the Massage Therapy program at FLCC
    3. If no applicants fit these criteria, preference will be given to any student who intends to pursue any complementary health care field.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood A. (Emma) Garner Award

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: nursing; enrolled in Nursing 101 at time of application
  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency and dedication to the nursing profession
  • Demonstrate financial need

Frances F. MacLeod Memorial Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: nursing
  • Demonstrates clinical proficiency and financial need

Jane Milne Mills Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Commitment to supporting the nursing profession after FLCC graduation

Mary E. Moynihan Memorial Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Entering FLCC directly into the nursing program or entering from pre-nursing for the following fall semester
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Career intention must be to work in healthcare in the Finger Lakes region
  • Demonstrate financial need

Shortsville Smokers Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Returning full-time student enrolled in the nursing program who is a single mother
  • Student is employed full-time
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

 Alice C. Southgate Home Bureau Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Minimum GPA: 2.85
  • Major: Human services, nursing, horticulture
  • Minimum 7 credit hours
  • Permanent residence must be a county with an active Home Bureau chapter
  • Demonstrate financial need

Thompson Health Nursing Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Entering FLCC directly into the nursing program or entering from pre-nursing for the following fall semester
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Arianne van Tienhoven Tepper Award

  • Amounts vary
  • Demonstrates clinical proficiency and financial need

Science and Technology Scholarships

Mrs. Elizabeth May Davis Bliss Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: One year of tuition for full-time attendance
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Female student
  • Student may be either entering or returning. A student may receive the scholarship in consecutive years.
  • Preference is given to full-time students pursuing a degree in mechanical technology
  • Second preference is given to full-time students pursuing a degree in engineering science
  • Student should be funding her education from private sources or demonstrate financial need

FLCC Science/Technology Faculty Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Part- or full-time science/technology major
  • Demonstrate academic potential

Murray F. Gardner Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Major: science/technology

IDEA - Intellect, Determination, Education Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Female student
  • Major: science/technology related

G. W. Lisk, Inc. Excellence Scholarships

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: Full-time science, technology, computer science, nursing or engineering
  • Preference to graduate of Midlakes, Pal-Mac or Red Jacket high school

Ed Morrell Biology/Biotechnology Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: biology/biotechnology
  • Career intention to teach science at the secondary or post-secondary level
  • Demonstrate the motivation, enthusiasm, integrity, and devotion to a teaching career as exemplified by the 35-year career of Professor Emeritus Morrell

Bill Parham Memorial Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: science/technology
  • Exemplifies integrity, dedication, and scholarship

Eugene B. Risser Technology Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Part- or full-time technology major
  • Both incoming and current students are eligible to apply

Therapeutic Massage Scholarships

Mary Capozzi Integrated Health Care Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Part or full-time student
  • Preference will be given to a student who is either:
    1. A graduate of the Massage Therapy program at FLCC who is entering the Nursing program at FLCC or
    2. A graduate of the Nursing program at FLCC who is entering the Massage Therapy program at FLCC
    3. If no applicants fit these criteria, preference will be given to any student who intends to pursue a degree in any complementary health care field.

Massage Therapy Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: therapeutic massage; enrolled in Shiatsu I at time of application
  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency and dedication to the profession of massage therapy
  • Demonstrate financial need

Melissa Young (Hawk Child Wandering) Massage Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Major: therapeutic massage
  • Main consideration for selection: student has undergone great challenges pursuing his/her degree at FLCC (e.g. death in the family, divorce, loss of job)
  • Secondary considerations: GPA and financial need

Tourism Scholarship

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Ontario County, NY Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Major: hotel & resort management, sports & tourism, or tourism management
  • Preference to a student from the Finger Lakes region
  • REQUIRED ESSAY: 250 word essay addressing the key concepts of what you have learned during your first year or semester of study. Include any practical experience you have gained through internships or work in tourism.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Dr. Henry Buxbaum Memorial Award for Achievement and Promise in Fine Arts

  • Amount: $200
  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates superior ability and potential as a fine artist

Carl Krickmire '02 Outstanding Theatre Student Award

  • Amounts vary
  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates potential in theatre arts

Dr. Charles J. Meder Scholarship for the Arts

  • Amounts vary
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Pursuing a career in the arts

John M. Meuser Memorial Scholarship

  • Amounts vary
  • Major: related to visual and performing arts

Dr. A. John Walker Chorale Music Award

  • Amount: $250
  • Major: music

Professor Wayne Williams Award in Honor of his Parents Ashley and Pauline Williams

  • Amounts vary
  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates a high level of skill and dedication to the art of sculpture or drawing

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