Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club (BBPW), 2011-2012 Scholarship Committee, has awarded scholarships to eight local students.
High School Award winners are: Anna Dombrowski (Alexander), Emily Doherty (Pavilion), Jenna Bauer and Melanie Case (Batavia), and Sarah Hill (Pembroke). Each is receiving a $700 check to support their educational and career goals.
These scholarships are open annually to Genesee County high schools seniors (male or female). Each student maintained an 85-percent average, completed a one-page BPW application with a letter of recommendation from a school staff member. Each student submitted a personal essay discussing their achievements and future goals as well as an essay from a parent. The finalists were interviewed by the BPW Scholarship Committee in late April and were notified by one of the scholarship committee members.
The Genesee Community College $500 Scholarship Award is being presented to Rachel Berardini, (Batavia), who is an adult student, majoring in Business. The selection process for the GCC award is completed by the Genesee Community College Foundation.
Our Genesee Valley BOCES $250 Scholarship Award winners are Gina Caccamise (Le Roy), from the Health Careers Academy program and Charles Eggebrecht (Batavia), from the Legal Careers Academy program. Both were selected through the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Student Services Committee.
All of the award winners are invited to the BPW June Banquet, which is being held, Thursday, June 7 at Bohn’s Restaurant.
Additionally, BBPW club members voted at their May meeting on the service awards to be distributed and this year five $300 checks were awarded to: The Salvation Army; Genesee Cancer Assistance; Genesee Veterans Support Network; Crossroads House; and Justice for Children GLOW Foundation, Inc.
To be considered for the service award a letter with appropriate letterhead was sent to the BPW requesting consideration. To find out more about BPW scholarships and service awards visit our Web page: http://bataviabpw.wordpress.com/scholarship/
The Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club have two annual events to raise money for our scholarships and service awards, a Fall Live Basket Auction and December Cookie Auction.
Please support the next fundraising event by joining us for our Oct. 6 Live Basket Auction and Brunch being held at Batavia Downs and Gaming starting at 10 a.m. for browsing, brunch at 11:30 a.m. and live auction at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $20, contact Brenda Miller at 356-3720 or email your ticket requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit Genesee County scholarships and service organizations!
More information on the Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club Live Basket Auction and Brunch can be found at: http://bataviabpw.wordpress.com/auction/