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 December 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. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


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.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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