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Aldo F. and Anne J. Fiorvanti Scholarship

In 2011, Mr. Fioravanti created this scholarship because of his love of music. Mr. Fioravanti was a WWII veteran and graduated from MIT as a civil engineer, who later married the love of his life, Anne. Aldo spent the first part of his career in the NYC area,...

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Alice C. Southgate Home Bureau Scholarship

The Home Bureau Federation’ 57th Scholarship in honor of Alice Southgate was presented to CCFL in 1985. Alice graduated from Syracuse University in 1938 with a BS in Home Economics Education. She taught at Sandy Creek and Keen Valley, establishing a Home Economics...

Alton B. Corbit Memorial Scholarship

Alton B. Corbit Memorial Scholarship

Alton Corbit started his career at CCFL in 1973 as director of placement and community relations after retiring as principal for 27 years at Victor Central School. He worked until retirement in 1982. Mr. Corbit taught classes in job searching, resume writing and...


AMVETS Post 332 Farmington

Established in 2016 to provide financial assistance to veterans or family members of veterans.

Ann Hamilton Memorial Scholarships

Ann Hamilton Memorial Scholarships

After learning to read while enrolled as an adult student at FLCC, Ann Hamilton became an advocate for reading and writing courses by providing financial support to tutoring and scholarship programs. Ms. Hamilton died in 1995 and her estate established a scholarship...

Anthony L. Cecere Memorial Scholarship

Anthony L. Cecere Memorial Scholarship

Anthony Cecere died in 1987 after serving Ontario County law enforcement for more than 50 years. Cecere was a FBI Academy graduate. He was a director of the FBI training School in Rochester, a director at the Police Training School for the International Association...

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Arianne van Tienhoven Tepper Award

Mr. and Mrs. Ari van Tienhoven established this scholarship in honor of their daughter, Arianne, and the excellent nursing education she received while attending FLCC. Arianne van Tienhoven Tepper graduated in 1977. This award is presented to a nursing student...

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AVI Foodsystems, America’s largest, family-owned and operated food and hospitality provider, serving prestigious clients in the business, education, healthcare and leisure sectors. AVI sponsors scholarships to both incoming and returning students.

Becker/Strong Memorial Scholarship

Becker/Strong Memorial Scholarship

This award is in memory of Deputy Sheriff’ Truman J. Becker and Malcom Strong. Deputy Sheriff Becker was fatally injured in the line of duty in 1981 after serving the residents of Ontario County since 1963. Deputy Sheriff Strong had served with the agency for just...

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Bill Parnham Memorial Scholarship

Bill Parham was a CCFL engineering science student active in student government at the time of his death on October 29, 1988. It was first awarded for the 1989 – 90 academic year. Bill was a role model for other students in terms of scholarship, integrity and...

Bowen Family Scholarship

Bowen Family Scholarship

Awarded the first time for the 2005-2006 academic year, this scholarship was established in memory of Eleanor Bowen who graduated from CCFL in 1982. Preference is given to graduates of Geneva High School. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and intend to...

Brenda S. Brockman Beck

Brenda S. Brockman Beck

Brenda Beck was a former CCFL Assistant Professor of both Secretarial Science and Data Processing during the period of 1978-1986, at which time she left to devote full time to her consulting firm, Computask. She died on January 14, 1991 after a brief illness.


Brian M. Kolb Leadership Award

In 2012, New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb created this scholarship for a student who accepts a leadership role on campus during the current academic year. Leader Kolb was first elected in 2000; his district includes all of Ontario County and parts...

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Brooke Makowiec Memorial Scholarship

Brooke Makowiec, a freshman communications major at the time of her death, was killed in an automobile accident on December 9, 2005. A member of the softball team and play-by-play announcer for FLCC women’s basketball games on FLTV, she was known for her out-going...


Canandaigua National Bank Excellence Scholarship

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. provides a scholarship(s) to a student(s) who meet the below criteria: *Student must be a returning student and be enrolled at FLCC full-time *Must be enrolled in FLCC Honors Studies or in one of the following majors: computer...


Canandaigua Rotary Martin Schneider Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Canandaigua Rotary Club in memory of the son of longtime member, Martin Schneider. Martin Schneider, Jr. died at a young age and his parents as well as the Canandaigua Rotary Club created a scholarship in his memory.

Carol Scharett Memorial Scholarship

Carol Scharett Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored in memory of Carol Scharett, an FLCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 1996. The recipient of this scholarship is an adult student who has demonstrated the courage to leave a productive career to pursue higher education.


CCFL Storefront Pioneers Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2004. The generosity of former and retired longtime faculty and staff members from FLCC established this scholarship. They realized that they had a unique relationship with the students and experienced first-hand...

Charlotte B. Munson Memorial Scholarship

Charlotte B. Munson Memorial Scholarship

Arthur Munson, who was a trustee of Finger Lakes Community College, established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Charlotte, who died in 1983. Charlotte was active in the local political process, as was her husband. This scholarship is intended to support a...

Charlotte Cowie Memorial Scholarship

Charlotte Cowie Memorial Scholarship

Charlotte Cowie started the human services program at the college and then went to Norwalk Community College in Connecticut where she established a similar program. At the time of Charlotte’ death in March 1982, her husband, Donald Cowie, established this memorial...

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Collins 'Connie' and Verna Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 2015, this scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Collins W. “Connie” Carpenter, who was elected as the first chair of the Board of Trustees of the Community College of the Finger Lakes in 1967 and served in that position until...

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Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands created this award in fall 2009 in honor of the company’s (at the time) 25-year sponsorship of the FLCC Foundation Scholarship Reception and in conjunction with the creation of FLCC’s A.A.S. degree in viticulture and wine technology. It is...

Dennis Morga Memorial Scholarship

Dennis Morga Memorial Scholarship

Dennis Morga, a former FLCC Foundation Board Member, understood the importance of education. Following his passing in 2005, his family and friends created the Dennis Morga Memorial Scholarship. Dennis Morga was an Accountant with a devotion to his family, friends,...

Diane Fitzmaurice Memorial Scholarship

Diane Fitzmaurice Memorial Scholarship

The Diane Fitzmaurice Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time for the 2015-2016 academic year. Diane believed in the importance of local education and the positive outcomes of higher education. When she lost her life in 2014 her family decided to create...

Donald and Jean Burgan Community Service Scholarship

Donald and Jean Burgan Community Service Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 1982. The Donald Burgan Community Service Scholarship was initially established to honor the life of Donald H. Burgan, trustee emeritus of Finger Lakes Community College. Donald’s life exemplified active community service and saw the...

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Dr. Barbara G. Risser Completion Scholarship

Dr. Barbara G. Risser was appointed president of FLCC in June 2007, becoming FLCC’s 4th president. This scholarship was established in her honor upon her retirement in 2016. Dr. Risser presided over the largest expansion of the college facilities since the main...

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Dr. Charles J. Meder Scholarship for the Arts

This scholarship honors Dr. Charles J. Meder, president emeritus of Finger Lakes Community College, and was established with a gift from the FLCC Student Corporation at the time of his retirement.

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Dr. Ina Sue Brown Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Ina Sue Brown. Dr. Brown completed most of her degree work as a part-time student, making her particularly attuned to the special challenges faced by part-time learners in higher education. Dr/ Brown completed her Ph.D....

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Dr. Rebecca Burgess Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 1999 with gifts from family, friends, and FLCC co-workers, is in memory of Dr. Rebecca Burgess. Dr. Burgess was a longtime FLCC faculty member; a professor at the time of her death in 1998. Dr. Burgess received degrees from Duke and...


Ed and Gerry Cuony Scholarship

The Ed and Gerry Cuony Scholarship was first presented in 2006.Dr. Edward R. (Butch) Cuony, Professor of Education and chair of the Education Department at Hobart William Smith and a former teacher, counselor and coach at Geneva High and his wife, Gerry, an...