Andrew G. Attinasi Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide help with the costs of a college education for a student athlete (male or female) graduating from Irondequoit High School who has participated on sanctioned teams in high school and plans to participate in intercollegiate athletics during college, and who exemplifies the qualities and values that Andrew exhibited.


First Friday in April

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $2,000; renewable annually for a maximum total award of $8,000.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For a graduating senior of Irondequoit High School who has attended the school for four consecutive years and who:

  • Participated on a sanctioned high school athletics team, at any level, during each year of high school;
  • Plans to participate in intercollegiate athletics in college;
  • Maintained a C+ or higher GPA in high school; and
  • Exhibits Andrew's qualities: hardworking, outgoing, friendly, honest, creative, dedicated, and active.

Financial need is not a criterion for this award.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Irondequoit High School. A committee comprised of family, school, and community members reviews applications, selects recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the Irondequoit High School Guidance Office, where application instructions are available, if applicable.

Andrew. G. Attinasi Scholarship Application Form

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation mails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and mails a letter with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and September 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Andrew G. Attinasi Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment and good standing.


New for 2017 and Future Recipients: This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Andrew G. Attinasi Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

This scholarship was established to serve as a lasting memorial to an athletic, creative, friendly, and engaging young man. Andrew's life was taken in a senseless act of violence in the summer of 2003. He was a proud graduate of Irondequoit High School who played four years of lacrosse and football. He went on to play lacrosse for SUNY Potsdam, where he received his undergraduate degree. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend to many.

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