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Margaret A. McGrath Charitable Foundation Awards $66,000 in Scholarships to 16 Local Students

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             The Margaret A. McGrath Charitable Foundation announced the awarding of 16 scholarships totaling $66,000 local students for the 2019-2020 academic school year. 

             The Foundation offers two types of scholarships to residents of the Towns of Sweden and Hamlin. The Philip and Margaret Dollard Business Scholarship is awarded to those majoring in Business and the Marie Dollard McGrath Elementary Education Scholarship is awarded to those majoring in elementary education. Scholarships are for Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees.

This year's recipients of the Philip and Margaret Dollard Business Scholarships are:

  • Wilson Huang (Sweden) - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jacob Lewis (Sweden) - University of Buffalo
  • Christopher Sodoma (Sweden) - St. John Fisher College
  • Jacob Vinch (Hamlin) - St. John Fisher College
  • Joseph McNulty (Hamlin) - St. John Fisher College
  • Ann Marie Marseglia (Hamlin) - St. John Fisher College
  • Anthony Polizzi (Hamlin) - Case Western Reserve University
  • Quinlan Ignaszak (Sweden) - Finger Lakes Community College
  • Regan Nugent (Hamlin) - Niagara University
  • Taylor ReQua (Hamlin) - Niagara University
  • John Rath (Hamlin) - SUNY Oswego
  • Laney Sodoma (Sweden) - Ithaca College

The recipients of the Marie Dollard McGrath Elementary Education Scholarship are:

  • Julia Pacitto (Sweden) - SUNY Oswego
  • Kyle Palka (Hamlin) - SUNY Brockport
  • Juliana Schwab (Hamlin) - SUNY Brockport
  • Solera Sherry (Hamlin) - Buffalo State College

Margaret A. McGrath established the Foundation in 2004 under her will to provide scholarships for the residents of the Towns of Sweden and Hamlin who have chose to pursue a degree in either Business or Elementary Education. The Foundation has awarded $745,000 in scholarships since its formation.

             Qualifying 2020 graduating high school seniors and current college students should submit applications for the 2020-2021 academic year by March 1st, 2020. For further information, contact Richard J. Dollard, Executive Director and Trustee at 585-637-7170 or visit the website at www.frontiernet.net/~mcgrathfound/.

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