Overview

Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) is a unique town-gown collaboration that provides endowed scholarship support for academically and financially deserving Geneva High School graduates to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Since its inception in 1968, GSA has provided more than $1.6 million in direct scholarship assistance to some 220 Geneva youth, thanks to the generosity of loyal donors--individuals, area businesses and partners of the Colleges.

These scholarship recipients make a difference as college students and throughout their lives. Many stay in the Geneva community after graduation, investing their talents in local organizations, businesses and the community as a whole. Others live outside of Geneva yet remain immensely grateful for the opportunities the GSA Scholarship provided.

The growth of GSA is a remarkable story and stands as one of many collaborative efforts that underscore the significant relationship between the Geneva community and the Colleges. To learn more about GSA, contact Jerry Buckley, P’15, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Legislative Affairs, at buckley@hws.edu or 315-781-3701.

"The financial support from Geneva Scholarship Associates made all the difference and Hobart and William Smith proved to be a perfect fit - big enough to offer me many academic opportunities yet small enough for me to get to know faculty and staff, to build relationships that would enriched my college experience."

-- Dr. Francine D'Amico '80, Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations and Teaching Professor at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University

 

News Featuring GSA Scholars

GSA Celebrates Successful Support

GSA-Casino-Night-169Geneva Scholarship Associates held its 12th Annual Casino Night on Nov. 2 raising $20,000 to support Geneva High School students attending Hobart and William Smith. The evening of gaming, raffles…
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New Scholars, New Funding as GSA Celebrates 50 Years

GSA Celebration-00204On Monday, June 10, Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) hosted its annual celebration to honor donors and past recipients, and to introduce the newest class of scholars. The GSA Board, alongside…
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Ryan '72 Establishes Annual GSA Scholarship

GSA Celebration-00830Dr. Timothy J.  Ryan '72, who grew up in Geneva, matriculated into Hobart College in 1968 as one of the first recipients of funding from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA). Since…
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Piltch '82, P'11 Endows Scholarship Fund Honoring Saga Staff

GSA Celebration-00838This month, Hobart and William Smith Colleges announced that Stuart S. Piltch '82, P'11, a past trustee of the Colleges, has pledged to fund a third endowed scholarship in honor…
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GSA Casino Night Celebrates 50 Years Supporting HWS Students

Casino night 1At the Geneva Scholarship Associates' recent annual Casino Night, the organization's signature fundraising event, current and past GSA scholarship recipients and their families joined local supporters and the HWS community for…
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2019-2020 GSA SCHOLARS

Robert R. Freeman Endowed GSA Scholarship

Quinn Eighmey ’21
Jacob Singleton ’23

June W. Kuryla Endowed GSA Scholarship

Morgan Wright ’23

GSA Endowed Scholarship

Devin Doeblin ’20
Kate Equinozzi ’23
Patrick FitzGerald ’22
Nathan Jacon ’22
Sofia Lawson ’22
Roslyn Patel ’20
Tayah Payne ’22
Kathryn Taylor ’20
Nathaniel Trowbridge ’23
James Truly ’20
Diana Wassouf ’20

Jack Houston GSA Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jacob Drennen ’22

Mark D. and Mary Herlihy Gearan GSA Endowed Scholarship

Mark Suchewski ’21

Mary E. Kelleher GSA Endowed Scholarship

Nicole Wright ’20

The Geneva City School Annual Scholarship

Aliscia Richardson ’23



Support GSA

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 +

 

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Board Members

President:
Robert Sollenne P'15

Board:
Greg Baker '00
Joanie Barnard
Kyle Brown
Anne Buckley P'15
Michael Cutillo
Bridget FitzGerald P’22
Walter Gage '62, P'91
Sarah Mantell Marino '06
Bill McGowan
Stephen Muzzi
Kate Schmidl

HWS Staff:
Alison Boland
Jerry Buckley P'15
Stephanie Hesler
Bill Warder '96

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.