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Alan Thomas Karcich Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarships to seniors graduating from Wayland-Cohocton High School who are pursuing a science, math, or engineering major.

Application Period

November 1 to March 4

Number and Size of Awards

One award of up to $3,000; paid in one lump sum in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating Wayland-Cohocton High School seniors who:

  • Are pursuing post-secondary education at any two- or four-year college or university, or technical school;
  • Are planning to major in science, math, or engineering;
  • Are diligent, hardworking, and have grade averages of 85 percent (3.0 GPA) or higher; and
  • Have financial need (primary consideration).

Preference may be given to students living in the town of Springwater.

Application Process

To begin or continue your application, click here.

This scholarship is one of dozens connected to our Consolidated Scholarship Application. Applying for this scholarship means you’ll be considered for any other relevant opportunities within the Consolidated Application.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications, selects the recipient, and informs the Wayland-Cohocton High School of the recipient by May 15.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in the Spring. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal between July 1 and August 15.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email with any questions or concerns.


This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Donor Information

The Alan Thomas Karcich Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a former Wayland-Cohocton graduate who passed away at 39 years of age as a result of complications from Juvenile Diabetes.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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