Sam Argetsinger Memorial Scholarship, Donate Now
Sam Argetsinger left behind a stunned and saddened grape and wine family. His impact on the people and wines of the Finger Lakes, as well as those outside of our region, is as undeniable as it is legendary. Meeting Sam for the first time is an experience that no one ever forgets, and for some, changes the course of their lives towards directions they never thought possible.
Sam loved vines, grapes, wine, and people... openly embracing all that are each of these. Sam also had an intense respect for education especially when it was related to mother earth. When the Viticulture and Wine Technology program began at Finger Lakes Community College, Sam said it was a beautiful thing for our vines and wines.
Given Sam's love of viticulture and winemaking and his deep tap roots here in the Finger Lakes, the establishment of a perpetual scholarship in his name for Viticulture and Wine Technology program students is a fitting memorial.
The scholarship will be awarded to a second year student enrolled in the program with preference given to a student from Schuyler or Seneca county. The recipient should demostrate passion for the industry and have financial need.