Area scholars receive SUNY Canton Foundation Scholarships

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CANTON — The SUNY Canton College Foundation Inc. has announced that several area students are among the more than 300 students receiving scholarships totaling more than $231,000 during the fall 2021 semester.

Among the students to receive scholarships were:

Adrianna A. Holmes, of Blossvale, veterinary technology, Canton Fund Annual Scholarship;

Montana J. Houseman, of Blossvale, civil and environmental engineering technology, James ‘77 and Susan Waters Endowed Scholarship;

Troy D. Nickerson, of Boonville, health and fitness promotion, Dollars for Scholars;

Hannah R. Sherman, of New Hartford, funeral services administration, Foundation Partners Group Mortuary Science Annual Scholarship; and

Charitee J. Wright, of Rome, legal studies, Anthony (Tony) E. Darcangelo Memorial Scholarship.

Students and donors had the chance to meet during a Scholarship Luncheon Celebration held recently in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Nearly 20 new scholarships were awarded this year, with two honoring family members of SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. Other notable new scholarships include: A Women in Electrical Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship to help a historically underrepresented demographic within the Canino School of Engineering Technology. An annual and an endowed scholarship for Black student leaders inspired by 2014 graduate Ornella Parker. The Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship, which was initiated by Edwin’s wife, Irene Krenceski, and recently endowed by his children Mary Krenceski and Charles LaPree. Edwin was a graduate of the class of 1949.

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