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.
November 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.
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.
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.
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 in the Spring. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account in two equal installments for the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial Fall semester payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in New York State.
To release the Spring semester, upload the requested and required information including your un/official transcript and the Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in New York State and a minimum 3.0 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between December 1 and February
To release the subsequent Fall and Spring semester payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Thomas G. Welch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment and a minimum 2.5 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15 for the Fall semester and between December 1 and February 15 for the Spring semester.
Scholarships not claimed in the assigned semester will be forfeited. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
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 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.
To make your own gift to this fund, click here.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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