St. David’s Society awards scholarships to four students

Published Aug 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

Four scholarships were awarded to students connected to members of St. David’s Society of Utica according to President Linda Walters.

The understanding, promotion and perpetuation of the Welsh-American culture is a primary mission of St. David’s Society. Awarding scholarships to those who appreciate their
Welsh heritage is a means for accomplishing this goal.

Scholarships of $700 went to each of the following individuals:

Sydney R. Gape, daughter of William and Annette Gape, has been attending Nazareth College of Rochester in the art history program. 

Brandon T. Pugh, son of Nora and Mark Pugh, will begin his third year at Clarkson University with a major in electrical engineering. He resides in Whitesboro. 

Emily J. Rhoades will begin her fourth year at Siena College with a major in English literature. She is the daughter of Laura and William Rhoades of New Hartford. A portion of the award for Emily J. Rhoades was funded through the L. John Blumberg Fund for excellence in journalism and music.

Rebecca G. Williams of Clinton will be starting her fourth year at Hamilton College with a major in History and minors in education and Russian studies. She resides in Clinton and is the daughter of Jay G. Williams III and Lillian V. Williams.

According to St. David’s Society Scholarship Chair David Dudgeon, donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to St. David’s Society Trust Fund in care of Treasurer Cindy Gilbert, 3 Woodstock Court, New Hartford, NY 13413.