2021 Scholarships Awarded

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2021 Scholarships handled by the Alumni Association and offered by Alumni members.

This was a fantastic year.  There were 33 eligible ACS seniors and we received 18 scholarship applications.  This is the most applications received…ever!

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
$500.00

 These scholarships are awarded to:

C. Jack Wraight Memorial Scholarship
$500.00

            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
$500.00

These scholarships are awarded to:

The Kemp Family Memorial Scholarship
$400.00

            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
$500.00

These scholarships are awarded to:
 

The Canisteo Valley Historical Society
$300.00

            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. 

 The Arkport Alumni Scholarship
$500.00

These scholarships are awarded to:


The Jess Dwyer Memorial Scholarship
$500.00

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
$500.00

These scholarships are awarded to:


The Donald Stauring Service Award
$500.00

            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.

 This scholarship in awarded to:

 The Myrtle King Crissey Memorial Scholarship
$500.00

Mrs. Crissey was a member of the ACS class of 1952.  She had a PhD in Education from the University of Alabama and was a project director in an ABHFS program where her responsibilities included preparation of Black Hawk Flight Simulators for several branches of the military.  In memory of her sister, Helen King Beverage is providing this scholarship to an ACS senior entering the field of education.

 This scholarship in awarded to:  Arkport Alumni Scholarships
$500.00 each

Arkport Alumni scholarships made possible by members of the alumni association and are awarded to:

Missing:  Melissa Murphy

CONGRAULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!