Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to a graduating senior at Dansville High School pursuing a degree in engineering, information technology, or other technology field.

Application Period

December 1 to May 31

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $4,000; paid as $500 per semester for up to eight consecutive semesters of undergraduate study.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating seniors of Dansville High School who are:

  • In good academic standing;
  • Planning to attend an accredited two- or four- year college or university in the United States; and
  • Pursuing a degree that will lead them to a career in engineering, information technology, or another technological field.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the Thomas G. Welch Scholarship Committee. Applications are available at the high school Counseling office and www.tomwelchscholarship.com/scholarship-information. Interviews may be requested.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated by the Thomas G. Welch Scholarship Committee, which reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation of its decision.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account in two equal installments for the Fall and Spring semesters.

To release the initial Fall semester payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript between July 1 and August 15 to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in New York State.

To release the Spring semester and subsequent semester payments, send an un/official transcript or the Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form between December 1 and February 15 to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in New York State and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships not claimed in the assigned semester will be forfeited.

Renewability

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.

Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form


Donor Information

This scholarship was created by the close friends and family of Tom Welch, a native of Dansville and 1982 graduate of Dansville High School. Tom's passion was information technology, engineering — and, of course, golf. Tom was a dedicated husband to his wife of 28 years, Sarah. After Tom passed away in 2014, his friends and family chose to honor his memory by establishing a scholarship fund.


Questions?

Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.


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