June 27, 2019, Buffalo, NY – Twenty-one local high school and university students each received a scholarship from the 100 Club of Buffalo as part of the annual Scholarship of Excellence Program.
The 100 Club provides Scholarships of Excellence of up to $2,000 to high school seniors and full time college students who are the children of, or are themselves active law enforcement, fire or emergency service providers who plan to continue their education at a college level.
Students must apply to be considered for an award and applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be the child of or be, an Emergency Responder
- Serve as a role model for other young adults
- Demonstrate community involvement
- Demonstrate extracurricular or employment activity
- Demonstrate consistent academic achievement throughout high school
- Exhibit leadership qualities and potential
The 2019 Scholarship of Excellence winners include
|Scholarship Recipient||Current School||First Responder Affiliation|
|Kristin||Adamek||Mount St. Mary’s Academy||Erie County Sheriff’s Office|
|Mya||Braun||Iroquois High School||US Customs & Border Protection|
|Eric||Bridges Jr.||Canisius High School||Buffalo Police Department|
|Skyler||Capozzi||Gowanda High School||NYSDOC|
|Jenna||Crean||Orchard Park High School||Cheektowaga Police Department|
|Jacob||Doane||Canisius High School||Amherst Police Department|
|Hitch||Edwards||St. Francis High School||NYSP|
|Jacob||Gaydos||Niagara Wheatfield High School||Niagara County Sheriff’s Department|
|Sydney||Graap||Lancaster High School||NYSP|
|Miriam||Hoelscher||Eden High School||Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department|
|Janel||Koeth||Lancaster High School||Bowmansville Volunteer Fire|
|Jonathan||Kubiak||University of Southern California||Amherst Police Department|
|Abigail||Lillis||Orchard Park High School||Buffalo Police Department|
|Maya||Owens||Howard University||Buffalo Fire Department|
|Maxwell||Pirotta||University at Buffalo||Twin City Ambulance|
|Abbigayle||Reid||Mount Mercy Academy||Buffalo Fire Department|
|Mackenzie||Rider-Work||Clarence High School||Clarence Fire District No. 1|
|Jason||Stuhr||Erie Community College||Orchard Park EMS|
|Lucas||Theisen||St. Francis High School||Erie County Sheriff’s Office|
|Alexander||Wright||West Seneca East High School||West Seneca Police Department|
“These young women and men have not only demonstrated outstanding academic achievements but also leadership and dedication to improving our community.” commented Peter Casilio, president of the 100 Club of Buffalo board of directors. “We are honored to award each with a Scholarship of Excellence from our organization.”
The 100 Club of Buffalo, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit, nonpolitical organization whose sole purpose is to provide service to the members of local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies and their families.
Established in 1957 to provide cash assistance to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. The 100 Club has grown and now provides, along with the death benefit, scholarships, educational assistance and various awards to the members and families of the police, fire and emergency medical service agencies of Western New York. The 100 Club is able to provide assistance through membership dues and service, voluntary contributions and fundraising activities. Through 2018, The 100 Club has collected and distributed more than $3.7 million in Western New York.
More information about the 100 Club of Buffalo and the 2019 Scholarship of Excellence winner is available at 100clubbuffalo.org.