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 Immediate Past President


News Featuring GSA Scholars

Farash Scholarships Supporting Student Access

For the past six years, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has been helping local HWS students who are the first in their families to attend college reach their…
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Macbeth_9Macbeth will take center stage at the McDonald Theatre to commence the HWS Theatre season. Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Hatch directs Shakespeare’s action-packed tale of greed, power, magic, lust…
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GSA Kicks Off 50th Anniversary with Casino Night

Casino Night benefit is to raise money for local scholarships for academically and financially challenging households. Casino Night benefit is to raise money for local scholarships for academically and financially challenging households. Casino Night benefit is to raise money for local scholarships for academically and financially challenging households.The Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) will kick off its 50th Anniversary Year with Casino Night, the organization’s signature, annual fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 4. Presented in partnership with Hobart…
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HWS Water Quality Research Highlighted

The class of '66 reunites for their 50th reunion anniversary.The Auburn Citizen recently featured the water quality-monitoring work in the Finger Lakes region conducted through the Finger Lakes Institute by HWS faculty, staff and students. In July, the Citizen article “Don’t mind us: Finger Lakes Institute…
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Newest Members Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Arch. TWIP Kristine Vann 0012Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honors society, inducted 36 recent HWS grads into its Zeta Chapter in May. Faculty and staff holding membership to the honors…
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2017-2018 GSA SCHOLARS

Robert R. Freeman Endowed GSA Scholarship

Quinn Eighmey ’21
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
Madison Maher ’20
Mia Morrison ’19
Aidan Nicolai ’20
Angel Ochoa Palma ’21
Roslyn Patel ’20
Mark Pitifer ’18
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

Mark D. and Mary Herlihy Gearan GSA Endowed Scholarship

Mark Suchewski ’21

Mary E. Kelleher GSA Endowed Scholarship

Anne Choi ’18
Nicole Wright ’20

Support GSA

Geneva Scholarship Associates Donor Reception and Scholar Recognition

Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 – 7 p.m.
L. Thomas Melly '52 Lobby Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

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

Immediate Past President:
Sarah Heieck '97

Greg Baker ’00

Anne Buckley P’15

Jessica Evangelista Balduzzi ’05

Carin Caravita Cunningham ’92, P’17

Walter Gage ’62, P’91

Maeve Keeton ’12

Sarah Mantell Marino ’06

Bill McGowan

Mark Miller

Jean Shutter ’92

Abigail Wandell ’13

Jim Vedora ’95

Carl Wenzel P’05

HWS Staff:

Jerry Buckley P’15

Bill Warder ’96

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.