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.
November 1 to First Friday in April
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $8,000; paid as $2,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award paid 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.
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.
The application process is coordinated by the Irondequoit High School Counseling Office, where application instructions are available, if applicable.
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.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation emails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and 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 initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Andrew G. Attinasi Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment and good standing to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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.
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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Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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