The Perinton Historical Society Scholarship
Scholarship Winners Announced for 2015:
Congratulations to Seth Weidman & Daniel Smith winners of the 2015 Perinton Historical Society Scholarship!
Seth winner paper detailed the history of Fairports' First Congregational Church. Daniels submission discussed the involvement of Perinton citizens in the Underground Railroad.Seth Weidman will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Daniel Smith will attend John Carroll University. Each school will receive $1,000 to be applied toward the student's tuition.
Scholarship Winners Announced for 2014:
Congratulations to Hannah Donnelly and Meghan Crawford, winners of the 2014 Perinton Historical Society Scholarship!
Hannah's winning paper detailed the multifaceted life of Civil War veteran and Fairport citizen George Filkins. Meghan's submission discussed the life of Fairport's legendary football coach, Joe Cummings.
Our Scholarship winners, Hannah Donnelly and Meghan
Crawford, received recognition at the Dollars for Scholars
awards ceremony on June 4th. PHS representatives at the event included Clark King, Catherine Angevine and Bill Poray.
Hannah Donnelly will attend Ithaca College, and Meghan Crawford will attend Syracuse University. Each school will receive a $1,000 check to be applied toward our students' tuitions. For more on this years winners.
Thanks to Fairport-Perinton Dollars for Scholars for their support, and a special thanks to all who have contributed to the scholarship fund.
Winners in 2013:
Jessica Wurzer and Samantha Broking, were awarded $1,00o for research papers on the history of Perinton. For more about this years winners.
Winners in 2012:
Megan Gilmore and Brandy Meixell both Fairport High School seniors were awarded $1,000 for research papers on the history of Perinton. For more about this years winners.
For the first time in July of 2010 the Society announced they would award a scholarship to high school seniors who have an interest in local history. Scholarships were last given in 2015.
The scholarship focused on Perinton history.
The Peter McDonough Memorial Scholarship (PMMS) now called the Perinton Historical Society Scholarship was awarded to a high school senior whose residence is within the geographic boundaries of the Fairport School District. The scholarship was administered and awarded through Fairport-Perinton Dollars for Scholars.
At its' inseption the scholarship was to honor Peter McDonough a 50 year resident of Fairport, Mayor, County Legislator and SUNY Professor. The Society received many donations in his memory and these donations became the foundation for the scholarship program. For more information about Peter McDonough, please see sidebar article.
Sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded every year until 2015. Interested students submited research papers on an aspect of Fairport and/or Perinton history. A panel of judges determined the winner.