2022 Scholarships Awarded

The Arkport Alumni Association was established in 1942 and scholarships have been awarded since 1972.  100% of scholarship donations received are passed on to ACS graduating seniors.  Seniors are required to complete an application, indicate which scholarships they are applying for and provide a 300 word- essay.  Alumni officers meet to select scholarship winners and the following are winners of individual and Arkport Alumni scholarships.  All totaling $12,900.00.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of 2022 Scholarships handled by the Alumni Association and offered by Alumni members.

This was a fantastic year.  There were 38 eligible ACS seniors and we received 18 scholarship applications.

The Wolfgruber Family Scholarship
$1,500.00 ($750.00 a year for two (2) years)
This scholarship was started by Dr. Paul J. Wolfgruber, MD in memory of his son Paul Jr. who was killed before his senior year in 1965.  It was been continued by family and friends in memory of Dr. Wolfgruber, our local community doctor and school physician and also son Kurt Wolfgruber, class of 1968.  The recipient must be of good character, active in school and community and going into the medical field.

 The Arkport Alumni Scholarship

 These scholarships are awarded to:
Madison Pestle

C. Jack Wraight Memorial Scholarship
The C. Jack Wraight Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a past administrator, educator and coach at ACS and funds have been provided by family and friends.  The recipient must be of good character, active in sports and pursuing a career in a trade such as welding, electrical, plumbing, etc.

 The Arkport Alumni Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to:
Caitlin O’Dea

The Kemp Family Memorial Scholarship
The Kemp/Canfield/Locke family has been in the Arkport area since the early 1800’s.  Frederick “Freddy” Kemp was a graduate of ACS, class of 1967, and was a great baseball player on the village and school ballfields.  Fred entered the Marines after graduation and was killed in action while in Viet Nam May 8, 1968.  Julie Kemp Byron, class of 1972 was Fred’s sister and always cared for her family members and children.  She was a great friend to many and a wonderful all-a-round nice person.  The recipient must have the same qualities that Fred and Julie were known for.

 The Arkport Alumni Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to:
Trent Tibbits


The Canisteo Valley Historical Society
The Canisteo Valley Historical Society has provided this scholarship from their membership to a graduating senior who has a love to history or will be majoring in History while attending college. 

Arkport Alumni Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to:
Valerie Miller

The Jess Dwyer Memorial Scholarship
The Jess Dwyer Memorial Scholarship has been provided by family members in memory of their brother Jess, who graduated in 1978.  Jess was an outdoor person and loved working and playing in the great outdoors.  He was a builder/mason by trade and was working on building his log home at the time of his death in 1982.  The recipient of this scholarship must show great character, love of the outdoors and continue their education in a trade or going out into the work force. 

 The Arkport Alumni Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to:
Daniel Thompson

The Donald Stauring Service Award
The Donald Stauring family is providing a scholarship in memory of their husband/father, a US Army veteran and member of the NYS Army National Guard for 35 years.  Donald was active in Boy Scout Troop 16, coached Little League and served his local church.  The recipient must be of great character, school and community active and entering into the service, fire service or criminal justice within three (3) months of graduation.

The Arkport Alumni Scholarship

 This scholarship in awarded to:
Nicholas Haraty


Arkport Alumni Scholarships
$500.00 each
Arkport Alumni scholarships made possible by members of the alumni association and are awarded to:
Naomi Haraty
Sara Hedges
Phillip Chamberlin
Joseph Bauch
Julia Flaitz
Alyssa Gruenke
Patience Gruenke
Isaac Helles
Emily Pfaff
Kiehlen Steiner
Abigail VanOrder
Emily Fuller

 Scholarship winners at Alumni Banquet!