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Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) is a community-driven organization that provides endowed scholarship support so that academically and financially deserving Geneva High School graduates from Geneva can attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Since its inception in 1968, GSA has provided scholarship assistance to more than 165 young people, and the GSA Board of Directors has a robust plan to grow the endowment so that in the future, a Hobart and William Smith education will be a realistic option for more students from the Geneva community.

For nearly 50 years the GSA/HWS partnership has grown, and today it is one of many collaborative efforts that underscore the significant relationship between the Geneva community and the Colleges. When community members and businesses support GSA, students of promise gain access to one of the best undergraduate liberal arts educations in the country.

"With the help of a scholarship from GSA, I transferred to the Colleges as a sophomore. I had such an amazing experience at HWS, and I want to help others have access to the same opportunity."

-- Sarah Heieck '97, GSA President


GSA News

GSA Opens Doors for Local Students

Res22697Each year, the Geneva Scholarship Association (GSA) hosts a benefit Casino Night to raise money for local scholarships for academically and financially deserving Geneva High School graduates who want to…
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Celebrating Geneva Scholarship Associates

Res21941Now in its 46th year of providing scholarship support for academically deserving Geneva High School graduates to attend the Colleges, the Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) celebrated this year’s recipients and…
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Geneva Scholarship Associates Recognized

Res19373More than 100 community members and students gathered at the annual Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) dinner to honor this year’s recipients and to celebrate the GSA’s 45th anniversary. The evening…
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GSA Honors Newest Recipients

Res17061Celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA), a gathering to thank donors and recognize scholarship recipients was held at the home of President Mark D. Gearan and…
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Kelleher Bequest to Benefit GSA

Res13457Geneva resident Mary Kelleher loved the children of Grove Street, where she spent most of her life, and she could often be found baking cookies for the crowds of kids.…
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2016-2017 GSA SCHOLARS

As of August 19, 2016

Robert R. Freeman Endowed GSA Scholarship

Michael Doeblin ’17
Camera Finn ’19

June W. Kuryla Endowed GSA Scholarship

Malorie Maher ’17
Cameron (Cam) Williams ’19

GSA Endowed Scholarship

Malyk Daley-Pinkard ’19
Devin Doeblin ’20
Sabrina Fitch ’19
Jacob Hill ’19
Isabella Latimer ’16
Madison Maher ’20
Felicia Maybee ’17
Mia Morrison ’19
Aidan Nicolai ’20
Roslyn Patel ’20
Mark Pitifer ’18
Andrew (Drew) Ritter ’17
Jesse Singleton ’18
Alexus (Lexy) Spann ’19
Kathryn (Katie) Taylor ’20
Sarah Taylor ’18
James Truley ’20
Diana Wassouf ’20

Jack Houston GSA Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dylan Doeblin ’18
Brian Tosado-Prater ’17

Mark D. and Mary Herlihy Gearan GSA Endowed Scholarship

Sean Cunningham ’17

Mary E. Kelleher GSA Endowed Scholarship

Anne Choi ’18
Nicole Wright ’20


Support GSA

Casino Night: Nov. 4, 2017

Help Geneva's students achieve their academic goals by making a gift to Geneva Scholarship Associates.

Giving Levels:

  • Supporting Associate $250 - $499
  • Distinguished Associate $500 - $999
  • Exemplary Associate $1,000 - $1,999
  • Founder's Circle $2,000 +


Make a Gift



Board Members

Sarah Heieck '97

Immediate Past President
Jim Vedora '95

Greg Baker '00

Chris Dinan P'15

Walter Gage '62 P'91

Jen Harris

Mary Luckern

Sarah Mantell Marino '06

Bill McGowan

Mark Miller

Jean Shutter '92

Robert Sollenne P'15

Carl Wenzel P'05

HWS Admissions Liaison
Bill Warder

HWS Campus Initiatives
Mary-Ann Rolfe

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.