2016 Scholarships
Congratulations to the following individuals awarded scholarships during the June 3, 2016 awards assembly.  Thank you to the many businesses, organizations and individuals that sponsor these scholarships for ACS students.
 

Aakron Rule/Jan Williams Scholarship

Sarah Schultz

$2000 & Plaque

To a senior girl going to college who played at least one sport each of her 4 years of high school

Abraham Family Memorial Award

Sarah Schultz

$1000

Student pursuing nursing, a related field, or a helping vocation - active in community and church

Akron Alumni Scholarship

Casey Bower

Erica Papke

$1000

Must maintain 2.8 gpa during the first semester of college/Based on need & community involvement.

Akron Business Industrial Scholarship

Katherine Grant

Bailie Murty

Allison Norton

$600

Open to all students

Akron Business Scholarship

Emily Buckley

$4000

Academic Achievement & an interest in Business

Akron Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Shane Rogers

Kylee Schultz

$300

Male & Female senior business student pursuing a career in business

Akron Community Band Scholarship

Jenna Gesel

Emily Heberling

Kaitlyn Stachowiak

$100 & Cert

Senior continuing with music & current musical involvement; financial need

Akron Employee Association Scholarship

Chloe Cozzarin

Amanda Dailey

Grandell Hallett-Logan

Henryetta Jones

$250

Parent/Guardian must be an AEA member - Qualified Applicants must turn in form to any Executive Board member if eligible.

Akron Faculty Association Scholarship

Amanda Dailey

Emily Hoerner

$1000

Student entering the field of education

Akron Health Sciences Scholarship

Megan Kidder

$2500

Senior planning studies in a Healthcare or Scientific field with demonstrated academic achievement

Akron Lioness Scholarship

Ryan Meek

$300

Senior with an outstanding record of community service to school and community

Akron Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Haley Smith

$500

Sr. attending a college in NYS - Based on NEED - citizenship and leadership

Akron Soccer League Scholarship

Katherine Apholz

Allison Norton

Erica Papke

$250

Player who has contributed to the Akron Soccer League Program/essay on how Soccer has helped student get to where they are and what the student has done to contribute to the Akron Soccer League.

American Legion Auxiliary

Kylee Schultz

$500

To a senior female or male - must write a 500 word essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me".

Barbara Drayer Memorial Scholarship

Ethan Pequeen

$250

College bound student who particpated in wrestling (1st choice). If no senior wrestler, deserving underclassman or alternative sport may be awarded.

Bill Sweeney Memorial

Jenna Little

$500

To an individual continuing on to college & who participated in the Explorer Program. Essay on your experience in the Explorer Program and what the program means to you. (Hand essay in to Newstead Fire Company)

 

Calzavara Student Scholarship

Kaitlyn Stachowiak

$1000

Student in need of financial support selected to study from the following priority order: certified instrumental or vocal music teacher ed prog.; career in musical performance in either instrumental, vocal music, or health careers; advance study after hs

Candy Kruschke Memorial Scholarship

Amanda Dailey

Kaitlyn Stachowiak

$1235

Must be a Music Education or Music Performance Major. Senior who maintained 3.0 gpa during the 1st year of college/based on need & community involvement. Transcript must show a music major declared. If no current senior meets this criteria, the scholars

Class of "58" Scholarship

Emily Dees

$500

Needy student who desires to enroll in an adv study prog in either 4 yr, 2 yr, technical study or a career apprenticeship prog.

Class of "64" Memorial Graduation Award In Memory of Mr. Harold Johnson, Teacher & ACS HS Principal

Emily Hoerner

$1000

Senior seeking a career in Educaiton as a teacher or administrator. Career goals, character, school & community service, financial need, and work ethic will be considered. Recipient should be of high character as exemplified by Mr. Johnson's life.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Katherine Grant

$500

 

Community All Star Award

Katherine Apholz

Plaque

Recognizes a student who has made a positive difference in the lives of people here at school & in the community. For the 5th consecutive year, Independent Health is recognizing students throughout Western NY who are making a difference. These students

Corwin Scholarship in Excellence

Emma Chubb

$500

Student in good standing who rcvs highest grade on final exam for economic course; plans on attending a SUNY, CUNY or Community College in NYS.

County Line Stone Scholarship

Ryan Meek

$4000 ($1000 for 4 years)

Based on the student entering a 2 or 4 yr. Program in business, agriculture or engineering.

Cross Training Heart of Champion Award

Jacob Burns

Erica Papke

$100

Student participating in more than one sport who embodies the spirit of what it means to be an unsung hero that is the glue to the fabric of their teams.

Crystal Bison

Emma Chubb

Rachel Heim

Megan Kidder

Trophy

 

Donald J. Whiting Memorial Scholarship

Morgan Wagner

$2500 & Cert

Demonstrate good moral character; involvement in community service; hold some type of employment during the year.

 

Edward E. Allen Memorial Scholarship

Morgan Wagner

$1000

500 word essay describing what you believe is the biggest issue, concern, or problem faced by our community. Provide justification for the issue by providing an explanation and specifics. Finally, fully explain a possible solution to this problem or issue

Frank K. Abrams Scholarship

Henryetta Jones

$250

Native American senior in good academic standing with an interest in basketball and/or lacrosse.

Friends of Harold Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Cameron Brooks

$500

Senior headed towards the teaching profession in the field of Education.

Friends of Jack Silvernail Memorial Scholarship

Ethan Pequeen

$500

Outstanding Male Athlete who also maintained a GPA of 85.

Friends of Tom Hibbard Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Burns

$500

Senior entering the field of technology education, other field of education, technology, engineering, architecture, computer, 2 Year trade etc.

Gertrude & Lucia Churchill Scholarship

Rachel Heim

$6000 ($1500 for 4 years)

Senior who has demonstrated financial need and is pursuing a career in teaching or human services.

Greg Sindo Memorial Scholarship

Preston Kelkenberg

Ashley Mietz

$300

To an individual who participated in Akron Little League Football as a player or as a cheerleader.  Essay on their experience in Youth Sports and how it has helped to mold them.

In Memory of Roger Gates

Megan Kidder

$300

 

Lyman and Lois Muck Memorial Scholarship

Hattie Bidell

$500

College Bound Student with the Most Improved GPA over the 4yr.period of High School

Marshall Family Scholarship

Jenna Little

Morgan Wagner

$500

Based on need, handwritten essay about self and community involvements must be entering field of nursing, math or education/must be returning for 2nd semester - any profession that gives back to community, hard worker, caring heart - not self serving.

Ms. Jean's Early Childcare & Education Studies

Lindsay Cahill

Emily Hoerner

$250

Plans to attend college in 2013/14/Attended Harkness for Child Care/Involvement in Leadership & Community Service.

National Burlsworth Character Award

Jacob Burns

cert

Award of recognition in memory of Brandon Burlsworth; to athlete that gives 100% and is moral example to his team.

Newstead Fire Co. Explorer Post #5691

Emily Hoerner

$500

Graduating member of the Newstead Fire Co. Explorer Post #5691 who has given their time and commitment in order to help make a difference in the Akron/Newstead community.

Newstead Historical Society Scholarship

Emma Chubb

$300

Senior with an interest in History, a track record of community service, and a need for financial assitance.

Newstead Memorial VFW Post 3180 Award

Kaitlyn Stachowiak

$1000

Seniors w/family members who are veterans. Does the student have a parent who is a disabled vet?; What is the military's role in America?; Feelings & ideas regarding Patriotism; Address issues of democracy and the military.

Niagara County 4-H Scholarship

Morgan Wagner

$300

 

 

Niagara County 4-H Scholarship

Morgan Wagner

$200

 

Niagara Orleans Scholar Athlete Certificate of Recognition

Emma Chubb

Jacob Burns

$25

Scholar Athlete award based on academic and athletic excellence and high character.

Niagara Specialty Metals Scholarship

Emma Chubb

$4000 ($1000 for 4 years)

Student that has consistently shown as interest in science and technology. Accepted into a 2-4 yr college in a math, science, engineering program. Financial need given strong consideration

NYS Comptroller's Achievement Award

Casey Bower

Jacob Burns

Certificate

Student who has shown academic excellence & the potential for leadership through involvement in activities that improve the school and/or community.

Owen Pieber Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Mietz

$250

Student pursuing a career in child health or education

Peter Doctor Memorial IndianScholarship Foundation, Inc.

Cole Reuben

$700

Graduating senior acctepted to college, enrolled Tonawanda Seneca residing on Tonawanda Reservation. (presented in May)

Rattles to Reading Scholarship

Emily Hoerner

$500

Student planning a career in Early Childhood Teaching Education - active either in the community or organizations that work with children.

Rotary - Doyle Security

Matthew Martin

$1000

A senior who has high level of character interested going into Law Enforcement, a similar career or business.

Rotary - First Stop Realty

Mary Conrad

$500

Any student pursuing a college education

Rotary - Herm Clouse Insurance

John Santiago

$500

Student planning a career in Special Education or Technology

Rotary - Interact Scholarship

Jacob Burns

$500

 

Rotary - Ray C. Middaugh Memorial Scholarship

Allison Norton

$500

Student planning a career in the Legal profession or Business field

Rotary - Rotary Graphics Arts Scholarship

Royce Printup

$2000 ($1000 for 2 years)

Student attending college for Graphics Arts -

Rotary - Unsung Hero

Anna Pisano

$4000 ($1000 for 4 years)

Sr. who worked for the betterment of the school & community without great recognition/leadership skills/respect for others/worked in group activities for community to promote goodwill.

Sandra Murray Memorial

Katherine Apholz

Ethan Pequeen

$500

Someone needy that would otherwise not receive a scholarship; outstanding community service; prefer student with ties to any of the fire companies within the Akron School District.

Section 6 Art Reimer Memorial Scholarship

Kylee Schultz

$800

Scholar-Athlete that exemplifies the character of Art Reimer, long time WNY XC and Track Official.

Sons of the American Legion Scholarship

Cameron Brooks

Megan Kidder

$500

Based primarily on community service involvement and well written, 250 words or less, essay on the topic: "What Does Patriotism Mean to You?". Grades will be used as a tie breaker. Related veterans or active service relatives also help.

Tanya Johannes Memorial Scholarship

John Santiago

$1000

Student who has overcome difficulties/obstacles with education due to disabilities or special needs.

The Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship

John Santiago

$1000 & Cert

 

The Bub Classic (In Memory of Craig Kelkenberg)

Emily Dees

Preston Kelkenberg

$1000

Student pursuing a career in Farming or Agriculture or attending Trade School. Student may have struggled academically, but is hard working and has a passion for the field they have chosen.

The Emily Rose Memorial Scholarship

Katherine Apholz

$500 & Plaque

Student pursuing a career in the human relations, health or science fields; participation in extra-curricular activity and/or athletics; need for financial assistance. Recipient must write at least a 500 word response to essay question: What does the fo

The Jim Downey Memorial Scholarship

Gates Abrams

Bailie Murty

$250

Senior girl and boy who has played 2 or more sports for 4 years and displays characteristics of Jim Downey

The Millard Young "Fellow Man" Award

Allison Norton

$500

Graduating senior who puts others before him/herself, stands up for what he/she believes in and has an overall respect for mankind. The recipient need not be academically or athletically gifted but must be humble, strong-willed, equitable, and virtuous.

Tiffany Ribbeck Memorial Scholarship

Bailie Murty

$250

Willingness to help people - work with trouble youth - attending college to be a teacher, social worker - loves children.

Tyler J. Gabbey Scholarship

Curtis Miller

$500

Senior with 2 years on Varsity Baseball. Must plan to further their education at either a two or four-year college. Recipient must write a 100 word (minimum) essay explaining what their baseball experience has taught them and what their future goals are.

Wayne Rosen Memorial Scholarship

Jenna Little

Sarah Schultz

$750

Senior who has expressed an interest and involvement in Emergency Services

WNY Track & Cross Country Officials’ Association

Kylee Schultz

$150 & Cert

Scholar Athlete with high academic achievement, participation in school and community, athletic ability and recommendation of coaches & guidance counselor


Wendy Fiorella Scholarship

Sarah Schultz

$500

Outstanding senior field hockey player who exhibits exceptional dedication, sportsmanship & leadership to the ACS Field Hockey Team.

Harkness Program - National Technical Honor Society Inductees

Emma Conway

Emily Dees

Nicolas Grisanti

Curtis Miller

Cert

 

RIT Computing Medal Scholarship

Abbigail Sokolofsky, Gr 11

Scholarship Cert & Medal

Member of JR class pursuing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum; active and involved member of their school and/or community; demonstrated interest and ability in the computing field

Scholarship of Excellence Award/ NYS Ed. Dept

Katherine Grant

$500

 

Scholarship of Excellence Award/ NYS Ed. Dept

Rachel Heim

$500

 

Scholarship of Excellence Award/ NYS Ed. Dept

Kaitlyn Stachowiak

$500

 

Scholarship of Excellence Award/ NYS Ed. Dept

Ryan Meek

$1500

 

The Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award

Cierra Janis, Gr. 11

Scholarship Cert & Plaque

Member of JR class high achievement & rigor in science classes; high PSAT Math and or SAT Math scores

The Clarkson Leadership and Achievement Award

Zachary Cleversley, Gr. 11

Scholarship Cert

 

Member of JR class enrolled in college-bound program; demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities; have academic interest in Engineering, Business, Science or Liberal Arts, positive contributor to school & community, achieve academic class rank in top 1

The George Eastman Young Leaders Award

Matthew Jennings, Gr. 11

Scholarship Cert & Pen

Member of JR class w/strong leadership experience at school and in the community; high grades and challenging courses; extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship

Michael Miller, Gr. 11

Cert

Outstanding academic achievement in the study of Mathematics & Science

UFC Local One Benefit Funds' Education Department

Jenna Little

$1000

Athlete in a varsity sport, exemplary young citizen, and role model for younger students. Must exhibit personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership

 
 

 

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