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Barbara Wheeler Schneider Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

For a graduating senior of Arkport High School going on to college.

Application Period

Contact school counselor beginning in November to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; may be split between two recipients. Award paid in one lump sum.

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 from Arkport High School who demonstrates:

  • Scholastic ability, and
  • Concern for fellow classmates during his or her time in the Arkport Central School District.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Arkport High School Counseling Office, where application instructions are available if applicable.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through Arkport High School. A committee comprised of Arkport Central School District faculty and former classmates of Barbara Wheeler Schneider reviews applications, selects the 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 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.

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

This award was established in memory of Barbara Wheeler Schneider by her husband. Barbara was salutatorian of her high school class and president of Arkport Central School Honor Society and graduated cum laude from St. John Fisher College with a degree in communications. The following year she married, and six weeks after the wedding, she was killed in an automobile accident.

To learn more about Barbara, click here.

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


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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